How to Burn Subtitles To Video Using Sonix AI

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In this video, I’ll show you How to Burn Subtitles to a Video Using Sonix AI.


More social media videos are played with the sound turned off.

An easy way to make sure that people enjoy your content or don’t skip is to burn in subtitles into your video.

In this video, I’ll show you how to burn subtitles to your video using

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So I’ve already walked you through a couple of tutorials; how to automatically transcribe audio or video using Sonix, how to export transcripts, how to automatically add timestamps to a ready made transcript using Sonix, etc.

But in this video, let us burn in subtitles to a video.

So the first thing we’ll do, we’ll have to upload a new video.

And this is because we want to work with a video for the purposes of this video.

So let’s just click on the Upload button there.

And then I’ll just navigate to the folder with the file that I want to upload to Sonix.

That is the one that I want Sonix to automatically transcribe and then have us add the subtitles to.

So here we are.

And let’s say, we want to add a single track.

If we had an existing transcript, this is where you use this, but let’s just click on single track.

And what we’ll do, we’ll just drag and drop.

Let’s just drag and drop it.

It’s going to upload it is a very small file.

It’s about, I believe, seven seconds if I’m not mistaken, and it’s done.

Once it’s done uploading, you’ll get the success, scroll down to step two.

And then for step two, you select the language, it’s in English.

If I’m ready for Sonix to start transcribing, then I’ll click on “Yes, start transcribing now”.

And since this is a short file, a seven second file, it’s going to really take a very, very short time.

So we can still wait for Sonix to be done automatically transcribing our audio in the video to text so that we can now work on the subtitles in the subtitling or the interface that is used for making any edits to the transcript.

So let’s just give it like a second or two.

And there we have it.

It’s done transcribing.

So all we need to do is just click on the name, let’s just click on it so that we can go to the new page where we can make any edits.

And what we’re going to do is that you’ll notice there are very minimal edits required that is the quality, but let’s just click out, but the video is here.

This is the transcript more or less.

“Welcome back to my YouTube channel. My name is David. And let’s get into today’s video.”

It’s just perfect.

So let’s say we wanted to add subtitles to this.

So we’ll just need to come to subtitles.

And then we can say “show timeline.”

And once we click on this, this is the timeline for the subtitles down here.

If you had a longer video, you’d see different blocks of subtitles, the diff, the default is about four seconds that has been set out here.

But let’s say we want to split the transcript this particular transcript, just click on that.

We’ll begin by specifying how many lines of subtitles we need path, subtitle segment or block.

So we’ll come up to how many lines and then from the drop down.

You can select keep subtitle a single line, split subtitle over two lines or split subtitle over three lines.

I prefer to split subtitle over two lines, it makes the text readable.

So we’ll select that and then move forward with the rest.

And then let’s say maximum duration per subtitle.

Let’s give it like two seconds.

But the best duration to work with is between one second and eight seconds.

That is what ensures maximum or easy readability of your subtitles.

Let’s just go with like two seconds so that we can potentially split this into two.

And then let’s say the maximum characters per line length.

Let’s go with 32.

Good sweetspot is between 32 and 42, 37 is what maybe I use a lot.

And then I’ll just click on split into subtitles.

And there we have it.

It’s been split into subtitles.

Now you can see three subtitle elements down here.

And we can just play to see how they appear.

“Welcome back to my YouTube channel. My name is David. And let’s get into today’s video.”

So maybe when you look at this, some few things you can do.

Let’s say we can just enter this.

Let’s just go back Shift Enter and then pull that back up, so that we have it looking nice.

And then we can come here, Shift Enter.

And then– just making a couple of edits there. It’s looking… it’s looking better.

So that is what we have at the moment.

Once you’re satisfied, you can either do a note that is if you’re collaborating with somebody, or even Mark as completed, so that you note that, hey, you’re really done with the edits for this Mark as completed.

And these helps, especially if you’re doing work with different people.

Now, if you’re interested in changing the background, the font used, then all you need to do is just come to the subtitles, click on the Customize Style.

And once you do that, you can change the Subtitle text, the font size, you can bold things, you can ensure that the alignment is changed, etc.

You can also check out the background.

How does the background look like, let’s say you don’t want any background.

See how it looks like you want an outline for your text, you want, like the subtitles to go through, but the wrap is good.

And then we have video settings, original video size, fit everything, and then you can save your customizations.

Now, I wish there’s a way to customize each individual subtitle.

So that if you wanted to have some subtitles up here are that is to avoid covering out any lower third graphics or any text down here.

I wish that is something that can be applied.

But let’s just click on Save customizations.

And then if all we wanted was to just burn our subtitles, just come to Subtitles -burn in and Sonix will hard code the subtitles directly into the video.

Now these will ensure the video will look the same no matter how it’s played.

So let’s just do this.

Let’s just click.

And please note “Burn in uses additional minutes, you have 20 minutes 25 seconds remaining.”

If you burn your subtitles, it will deduct seven seconds, which is the length of the video.

So let’s just create video with burnerd subtitles.

Starting burning process.

And here we go.

Let’s see how long it takes.

And we’ll also assess the quality of the video that is going to be exported with the burned in subtitles.

So depending on the length of your video, this may take a long or short time.

You may need to get a cup of coffee, do something else. But this is something that is going to take a while because we are permanently burning in the subtitles to our video.

So let’s just give it a while and see what results we’re going to get.

Once it’s done preparing your video, it is going to start encoding the video.

Now the encoding process of the video is ongoing.

And this is with the subtitles permanently bburned to the video.

It’s almost done.

But this process from what I’ve witnessed, it’s taking a good amount of time.

So you may need to get a cup of coffee or something.

But let’s try and play it and see how it looks like just from this interface.

“Welcome back to my YouTube channel. My name is David. And let’s get into today’s video.”

It’s pretty awesome. It’s– it’s as advertised.

So if you like what you see, just click on the download button.

And then this file is actually going to download onto your computer so that you can potentially share it on social media and all that.

What I’ve noticed is that it’s downloading with a different name from the file name.

I wish it downloaded with a file name so that it saves somebody time renaming the file and all that.

So that is a quick breakdown of how you can export or burn in subtitles to your videos using

We’ve covered; how you can use Sonix to automatically transcribe your video, we’ve come up to the subtitles options, split our transcript into what will work best for you, customize the style and finally burned in our subtitles to the video.

And for all the videos you’ve worked on you can always find them in the exported videos.

That is the ones that you’ve burned in subtitles.

So that’s it for me. My name is David.

If you got any value from this video, kindly consider liking this video and sharing it with your friends so that we can all learn together.

Thank you for watching.

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