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How do I create captions for media in Canvas Studio?

In Canvas Studio, you can manually add captions for your uploaded media and for media linked from YouTube and Vimeo. Using the Captions Editor, you can add caption lines that display on your video within specified time frames.

Once you add captions, a captions file is created. You can edit the captions file, download it, replace it, or delete it.

You can also upload external caption files or request captions to be generated for you.

Open Media

Open Media

In your Studio account, locate the media for which you want to add captions on the My Library page [1], or click the Search button [2].

To open the media file, click the View link [3].

Open Create Captions

Open Create Captions

On the Captions tab [1], click the create from scratch link [2].

Select Create Captions

If captions already exist, you can create additional captions in other languages. Click the New Caption button [1]. Then, select the Create Captions option [2].

Select Language

Select Language

In the Create Captions window, click the Language drop-down menu, and select a language [1].

Click the Create button [2].

Open Caption Editor

Open Caption Editor

Click the Add your first caption line button.

Create Caption Line

Create Caption Line

To add a caption line, enter text in the Caption Text field [1].

To control how long the caption line displays, enter a start time in the Appears At field [2] and an end time in the Until field [3]. The timestamp format is: [hours]:[minutes]:[seconds].[milliseconds].

Click the Add line button [4].

View Caption Line

View Caption

Your first caption line and its start time display in the caption editor [1].

To view the caption on your video, click the media Play button [2]. The caption displays on the video [3].

Note: Captions are saved automatically.

Add Additional Caption Lines

Add Additional Caption Lines

To add additional lines, click the Insert line button.

Enter Caption Text and Times

Enter a new line of caption text in the Caption Text field [1].

Enter timestamps in the Appears At and Until fields [2].

The, click the Add line button [3].

View All Caption Lines

View All Caption Lines

All caption lines and their start times display in the editor.

Edit Captions

Edit Captions

To edit a caption line, click the caption [1]. Edit the caption text in the Caption Text field [2]. To edit display times, click the Edit... link [3].  

Learn more about editing captions in the caption editor.

Publish or Close

Publish or Close

To close the caption editor with your captions, click the Close button [1].

Alternatively, to publish the media with your captions and close the editor, click the Publish button [2].

Manage Unpublished Captions

Manage Unpublished Captions

Unpubished captions display the Not Published label [1].

To manage the caption file, click the Options icon [2]. You can review, edit, or publish the captions in the Caption Editor [3]. You can also download as an SRT [4], replace [5], or delete [6] the captions file.

View and Manage Published Captions

View and Manage Published Captions

You can view published captions along with the media. Click the Play button [1] and view the captions [2].

To view options for a caption file, click the Options icon [3]. You can edit [4], download as an SRT file [5], replace [6], or delete [7] the caption file.