Adding subtitles to your video takes just a few clicks and instantly increases your reach to new audiences.

In this guide, we’ll take you through the steps to get you generating your subtitles in minutes!

Step 1Select subtitle option

We recommend adding subtitles as the last step before exporting. This is especially important if you have textblocks as the subtitles will not automatically update to reflect any changes made in your textblocks.

Select subtitles located on the left of your project view and the option that best suits your needs.

Screenshot of the auto subtitle feature in Genny

1. Auto subtitles – Create subtitles from an uploaded file or your text blocks.
2. Textblocks to Subtitles – Create subtitles only from text blocks.
3. Manual Subtitles – Create subtitles by manually typing your own.
4. Upload SRT file – Create subtitles from an uploaded SRT file.

Step 2 – Generate subtitles

Auto Subtitles and Textblock to Subtitles

Once you have selected Auto Subtitles or Textblock to Subtitles, you will need to select the language that the audio is in. There are over 20 languages and accents to select from.

After you have selected the language, your subtitles will start generating automatically.

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Manual Subtitles

Once you select this option, the subtitles panel will open with blank blocks for you to enter your subtitles and timestamps. As you type your subtitles they will appear on the preview screen in realtime.

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Upload SRT file

After selecting this option a window will open for you to select your SRT file. Once you have selected your file, it will automatically start generating your subtitles.

Step 3 – Edit and select subtitle style

Once your subtitles have been generated you can then make any edits to the text or timestamps if needed.

At the top right of the subtitle editor, select the “Style” button. Here you can select from one of our preset styles (customization is coming soon!) and the type of subtitles you would like:

  • Static subtitles – all captions will appear for the entire scene as a line of text.
  • Dynamic subtitles – each word is highlighted in sync with the audio as it is spoken.

You can choose to apply your chosen style to all subtitle blocks or just specific blocks by toggling on or off the “Apply to All” button.

Your subtitles will be updated in real-time and be able to be previewed instantly.

A screenshot of the subtitles styles available in Genny

Optional Step – Reset Subtitles

If you need to reset your subtitles or decide you want to manually input or upload an SRT file you can do so by selecting the three dots located on the top right side, select “Reset All’, and then the subtitle option you would like to use.

This will reset your subtitles completely including all contents, timings and style.

Please note that if you decide to reset your subtitles, you will not be able to go back to your previous subtitles.

Step 4 – Return to project view

After you have finished editing your subtitles, just click on the “X” located above the “Style” button and you will return back to the project view. You can then continue to add any final finishing touches such as adjusting sound, adding background music/sound effects, and then export once you are ready!

And that is all there is to it!

Start generating subtitles here.