June 28, 2024

How to add subtitles and captions in iMovie (Mac, iPad, and iPhone)

Learn how to add subtitles in iMovie for Mac, iPad, and iPhone—and discover why Descript is a better option for generating subtitles.
June 28, 2024

How to add subtitles and captions in iMovie (Mac, iPad, and iPhone)

Learn how to add subtitles in iMovie for Mac, iPad, and iPhone—and discover why Descript is a better option for generating subtitles.
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Adding subtitles or captions to your video enables you to reach a broader audience that doesn't speak your language, improves YouTube SEO (if YouTube is your thing), and makes your videos more accessible

Many video editing tools allow you to add subtitles and captions to your videos. iMovie, Apple's budget video editing software, is one of them. 

In this blog post, you'll learn how to add subtitles and captions in iMovie. While straightforward, using iMovie to add subtitles can be tedious as the software doesn't support automatic transcription. It also doesn't allow you to import subtitles using an SRT file. You have to type every word.

We'll also introduce you to Descript, an advanced subtitle generator with features like automatic transcription and synchronized subtitling, which will save you time and effort. Let’s get started. 

TL;DR: How to add subtitles to iMovie

  1. Import your video clip into iMovie.
  2. Choose a subtitle style from Titles and position it on your video.
  3. Double-click the title box to type your subtitles and adjust their duration.
  4. Customize the subtitle appearance with font, size, and color options.
  5. Save the video by going to File > Share > File.

Can you add captions in iMovie? 

Yes, iMovie allows you to add subtitles and captions to your video projects manually. While iMovie doesn't directly accept caption files like .srt, you can create subtitles and captions using built-in title tools.

The process involves individually typing each subtitle or caption and syncing it with the corresponding video segment. If you have an external .srt caption file, you'll need to open it in a separate window and copy-paste the captions one by one into iMovie's title editor. 

Remember, you’ll need to manually synchronize each caption with the video timeline to ensure accurate timing.

How do you add subtitles and captions in iMovie on Mac?

1. Launch iMovie and create a new project or open your existing one.

user launching imovie
Launch iMovie and open an existing project


User opening a new project in iMovie
Opening a new project in iMovie

2. Import your video clip by dragging it from the finder or using the Import Media button.

User importing a video clip in iMovie
Import your video clip in iMovie

3. Position the video clip on the timeline where you want the subtitles to appear.

User positioning a video clip in iMovie
Position your video clip on the iMovie timeline

4. Click on the Titles button in the top toolbar.

Illustrating the Titles button in iMovie
The Titles button in iMovie

5. Choose a title style from the available options. You can preview them by hovering your mouse over each style. You can pick where you want the subtitles to appear—we recommend choosing one of the title options for the screen’s bottom, such as lower, lower third, or reveal lower third. 

Screenshot of iMovie title styles
Title style in iMovie

6. Drag and drop the chosen title onto the video clip in the timeline. This creates a title box.

Title box in iMovie
Title box in iMovie

7. Double-click the title box to edit the text. Type your subtitles into the box.

8. Adjust the subtitle duration by dragging the edges of the title box in the timeline. You can also click the information icon (i) above the viewer and enter a specific duration.

Editing subtitle text in iMovie
Double-click the title box to edit the subtitle text in iMovie

Adjusting subtitle duration in iMovie
Adjust subtitle duration

9. Customize the subtitles by double-clicking the text box and then using the text editing options in the top right corner. You can change the font, font size, color, alignment, duration, etc.

Customizing subtitles in iMovie
Customize the subtitles in iMovie

10. Repeat steps 4–9 for each subtitle you want to add.

11. Once finished, save your video by going to File > Share > File

Or click the share icon in the top right corner. Click Export and choose the destination folder to save the video.

Saving a video in iMovie
Saving your video in iMovie

How to add subtitles and captions in iMovie on iPhone & iPad

  1. Launch iMovie on your iPhone or iPad.  
  2. Choose the Start New Project option. Click Movie and then import the video or photos you need from your device. 
  3. Tap a video clip or photo in the timeline to access the inspector at the bottom and make editing options appear.
  4. Tap the T (Titles) button at the bottom of the screen and select a title style.
  5. To remove titles, tap None. 
  6. To reposition the title, tap and drag it to the desired location on the screen.
  7. To edit the title text, tap the sample title, then tap Edit and type your new title.
  8. To edit the subtitle duration, tap the title in the timeline and drag the edges of the title box where you need it.
  9. Tap Done on the keyboard once finished.
  10. Repeat steps 4–9 for each subtitle you want to add. 

A video clip or photo with a title will have a T icon in the upper-left corner of the timeline.

Best practices for creating effective subtitles and captions in iMovie

Want to ensure your captions or subtitles improve the viewer experience? Here are some best practices to follow:

Font and placement

  • Functional trumps fancy. Opt for clean, easy-to-read fonts like Arial or Helvetica. Decorative or script-like styles can be challenging to understand, especially on smaller screens.
  • Choose a font size large enough for viewers to read comfortably, considering where your video will be viewed (phone, computer, etc.).
  • Leave adequate space between lines of text to prevent them from appearing cluttered and challenging to follow.
  • Place captions or subtitles strategically on the screen so they don’t obscure important visual elements (but remain easily visible).

Timing and synchronization

  • Don’t overload viewers with text in one go. Include concise phrases that allow viewers to read and absorb information without feeling overwhelmed

Accessibility

  • Use high-contrast color combinations for the text and background so that viewers with visual impairments can easily read the captions.
  • When there are multiple speakers, include speaker identification within the captions to help viewers understand who's saying what, especially in fast-paced dialogue.

Standardized formatting

  • Proper capitalization, punctuation, and reading speed recommendations matter. Look for online resources or industry standards for specific formatting details.
  • Adhere to standard conventions, like using brackets for sounds or side conversations within captions, so viewers effectively interpret non-verbal cues and context.

Limitations of adding subtitles and captions in iMovie 

While iMovie provides basic tools for adding subtitles and captions, it has several limitations:

  • Creating subtitles in iMovie is time-consuming and labor-intensive, requiring manual typing or importing and synchronizing text files.
  • You can’t export subtitles as an SRT file to use them with another video captioning tool.  
  • iMovie lacks advanced captioning features such as automatic transcript generation or sophisticated caption formatting. This absence can make the process inefficient, especially for users working on professional-quality videos.
  • iMovie does not support simultaneous collaboration, which can be a drawback for team projects.
  • Relying on manual transcription or copying text from external text files leaves room for errors.

Descript—the best iMovie alternative for adding subtitles and captions

While iMovie remains an intuitive tool for basic video editing, its subtitle and captioning capabilities may not meet the needs of all users, particularly those working on longer or more complex projects.

For a more efficient workflow, consider using an automatic subtitle generator app like Descript, which offers auto-synchronization and subtitle import features. In addition to its captioning capabilities, Descript is also a powerful audio and video editor. 

Try Descript for free now. 

Here's a complete lowdown on why Descript is the best iMovie alternative for adding subtitles to your videos:

1. Automatic, AI-powered transcriptions

Descript boasts AI-powered transcription that automatically converts your video’s speech to text. Also, the tool’s automatic speaker detection feature differentiates between voices, making editing even smoother. It takes the grunt work out of caption creation, saving you hours compared to manually typing everything in iMovie.

2. Automatic caption syncing

Forget meticulously dragging and dropping text on your timeline in iMovie. Descript’s subtitles generator syncs captions automatically to your video. Simply edit the text transcript directly, correct any mistakes, or remove filler words, and the changes will be reflected in your video.

3. One-click translation for your subtitles

Descript allows you to translate video and subtitles into 20+ languages with a single click, breaking down barriers and expanding your viewership while eliminating the need for third-party translation apps and services.

Translating captions in Descript


4. Collaborative editing and cross-platform compatibility

Working with your team is easy in Descript. Its collaborative editing features allow multiple users to work on captions simultaneously, making it ideal for group projects. The tool’s cross-platform compatibility—on Mac, PC, and web—ensures seamless access across devices (not just the Apple ecosystem, like iMovie).

5. Effortless exports for your subtitles

Unlike iMovie, Descript allows you to export your captions as separate files in popular formats like SRT and VTT, giving you the flexibility to use your captions beyond just the Descript platform.

How to add subtitles and captions to your videos using Descript

You can add subtitles to your videos in three simple steps using Descript.

  1. Automatically transcribe your video

Import your video file into Descript by dropping it into a new project or uploading it via a YouTube or GIPHY video link. 

Importing a video file in Descript
Importing a video file in Descript

Descript will automatically transcribe your audio into text in the language of your choice and assign a speaker label to each voice.

Descript transcribing a file
Descript automatically transcribes your audio into text in seconds

2. Add subtitles or captions

Correct any errors in the auto-generated transcript using Correct mode (press C), or use the Remove filler words action to remove repetition and words like "um" or "like". 

Correcting errors in the Descript transcript
Correcting errors in the transcript

If you want to add embedded subtitles to your video, click Captions and choose a style or template.

Choosing a subtitle style in Descript
Choosing a subtitle style in Descript

Your captions are automatically synced with the audio. Customize the font, colors, and style for your captions, or find ready-made Templates under the Captions and Audiograms categories.

Here’s a quick video walkthrough:

3. Embed captions or download subtitle file

Preview your video to verify if the subtitles are correctly timed. Click Publish to export your subtitled video. 

Exporting a video in Descript
Exporting subtitled video in Descript

You can even download a standalone subtitle file in SRT or VTT for your video.

Exporting a subtitle file in Descript
Descript allows you to download the subtitles as an SRT or VTT file, unlike iMovie

By streamlining the process and offering additional functionalities, Descript empowers creators of all levels to produce professional-looking content that resonates with a global audience.

From subtitles to social media: maximizing your video's reach

While subtitles open your content to a broader audience, creating them can be time-consuming and boring. If iMovie's manual captioning process feels limiting, you can check more efficient alternatives like Descript (that’s us). 

In addition to automatically captioning your video, our AI-powered tool offers a wide range of audio and video editing features, making it ideal for podcasting, screen recording, and overall video production. While subtitles and captions help you reach a global audience, Descript empowers you to do even more.

With Descript, you can:

  • Edit videos as easily as editing text
  • Repurpose content for social media in minutes
  • Share seamlessly on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok
  • Generate scripts, titles, and descriptions automatically

You can also use the tool to:

Descript's AI-powered editing assistant, Underlord, simplifies the process significantly compared to iMovie. It handles the details so you can focus on the big picture—making waves, getting noticed, and elevating your content.

Ready to elevate your video production?

Try Descript for free now and experience the future of video editing.

FAQs: How to add subtitles in iMovie

How can I add subtitles to my video?

You can add subtitles to your video using Descript as follows:

  1. Create a free Descript account. 
  2. Import your video into a new Descript project, or upload it using a link (YouTube, GIPHY).
  3. Descript automatically transcribes your video's audio, identifying different speakers for easy editing later.
  4. Review the transcript and make any corrections with Correction mode (press C) or Remove filler words
  5. Go to Underlord > Captions and choose a pre-made subtitle style or customize the font, color, and more to match your video's look. 
  6. Preview your video to ensure perfect subtitle timing. Descript lets you embed subtitles directly into your video or download them as a separate SRT or VTT file for future use.

How do you add text to a movie on iMovie?

  1. Open your project in iMovie on Mac and drag the clip where you want to add text to the timeline.
  2. Click on the Titles button in the menu at the top of the screen and choose a style.
  3. Drag and drop the chosen title onto the video clip in the timeline to create a title box.
  4. Double-click the title box to type your desired text.
  5. Adjust the edges of the title box in the timeline to fix the duration. Or click the information icon (i) above the viewer and enter a specific duration.
  6. Customize the text using the text editing options in the top right corner. 
  7. Repeat steps 3–6 for each piece of text you want to add.
  8. Save/export your video by going to File > Share > File. 

How do I add subtitles to a video on my Mac?

You can add subtitles to a video on your Mac using Mac’s built-in video editor, iMovie.

  1. Import your video clip into iMovie.
  2. Choose a subtitle style from Titles and position it on your video.
  3. Double-click the title box to type your subtitles and adjust their duration.
  4. Customize the subtitle appearance with font, size, and color options.
  5. Save the video by going to File > Share > File.

How to add subtitles to a video on iPhone?

To add subtitles to a video on an iPhone using iMovie, follow these steps:

  • Download and open the iMovie app on your iPhone.
  • Tap Start New Project > Movie to import the video to which you want to add subtitles.
  • Once the video is imported, tap on it in the timeline to make editing options appear.
  • Use the T (Titles) option to input the subtitle text that matches the video content.
  • Set the right placement and duration for each subtitle by dragging it to the desired location on the timeline and adjusting the edges of the title box.
  • Repeat the process for each subtitle you want to add to the video.
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How to add subtitles and captions in iMovie (Mac, iPad, and iPhone)

Adding subtitles or captions to your video enables you to reach a broader audience that doesn't speak your language, improves YouTube SEO (if YouTube is your thing), and makes your videos more accessible

Many video editing tools allow you to add subtitles and captions to your videos. iMovie, Apple's budget video editing software, is one of them. 

In this blog post, you'll learn how to add subtitles and captions in iMovie. While straightforward, using iMovie to add subtitles can be tedious as the software doesn't support automatic transcription. It also doesn't allow you to import subtitles using an SRT file. You have to type every word.

We'll also introduce you to Descript, an advanced subtitle generator with features like automatic transcription and synchronized subtitling, which will save you time and effort. Let’s get started. 

TL;DR: How to add subtitles to iMovie

  1. Import your video clip into iMovie.
  2. Choose a subtitle style from Titles and position it on your video.
  3. Double-click the title box to type your subtitles and adjust their duration.
  4. Customize the subtitle appearance with font, size, and color options.
  5. Save the video by going to File > Share > File.

Can you add captions in iMovie? 

Yes, iMovie allows you to add subtitles and captions to your video projects manually. While iMovie doesn't directly accept caption files like .srt, you can create subtitles and captions using built-in title tools.

The process involves individually typing each subtitle or caption and syncing it with the corresponding video segment. If you have an external .srt caption file, you'll need to open it in a separate window and copy-paste the captions one by one into iMovie's title editor. 

Remember, you’ll need to manually synchronize each caption with the video timeline to ensure accurate timing.

How do you add subtitles and captions in iMovie on Mac?

1. Launch iMovie and create a new project or open your existing one.

user launching imovie
Launch iMovie and open an existing project


User opening a new project in iMovie
Opening a new project in iMovie

2. Import your video clip by dragging it from the finder or using the Import Media button.

User importing a video clip in iMovie
Import your video clip in iMovie

3. Position the video clip on the timeline where you want the subtitles to appear.

User positioning a video clip in iMovie
Position your video clip on the iMovie timeline

4. Click on the Titles button in the top toolbar.

Illustrating the Titles button in iMovie
The Titles button in iMovie

5. Choose a title style from the available options. You can preview them by hovering your mouse over each style. You can pick where you want the subtitles to appear—we recommend choosing one of the title options for the screen’s bottom, such as lower, lower third, or reveal lower third. 

Screenshot of iMovie title styles
Title style in iMovie

6. Drag and drop the chosen title onto the video clip in the timeline. This creates a title box.

Title box in iMovie
Title box in iMovie

7. Double-click the title box to edit the text. Type your subtitles into the box.

8. Adjust the subtitle duration by dragging the edges of the title box in the timeline. You can also click the information icon (i) above the viewer and enter a specific duration.

Editing subtitle text in iMovie
Double-click the title box to edit the subtitle text in iMovie

Adjusting subtitle duration in iMovie
Adjust subtitle duration

9. Customize the subtitles by double-clicking the text box and then using the text editing options in the top right corner. You can change the font, font size, color, alignment, duration, etc.

Customizing subtitles in iMovie
Customize the subtitles in iMovie

10. Repeat steps 4–9 for each subtitle you want to add.

11. Once finished, save your video by going to File > Share > File

Or click the share icon in the top right corner. Click Export and choose the destination folder to save the video.

Saving a video in iMovie
Saving your video in iMovie

How to add subtitles and captions in iMovie on iPhone & iPad

  1. Launch iMovie on your iPhone or iPad.  
  2. Choose the Start New Project option. Click Movie and then import the video or photos you need from your device. 
  3. Tap a video clip or photo in the timeline to access the inspector at the bottom and make editing options appear.
  4. Tap the T (Titles) button at the bottom of the screen and select a title style.
  5. To remove titles, tap None. 
  6. To reposition the title, tap and drag it to the desired location on the screen.
  7. To edit the title text, tap the sample title, then tap Edit and type your new title.
  8. To edit the subtitle duration, tap the title in the timeline and drag the edges of the title box where you need it.
  9. Tap Done on the keyboard once finished.
  10. Repeat steps 4–9 for each subtitle you want to add. 

A video clip or photo with a title will have a T icon in the upper-left corner of the timeline.

Best practices for creating effective subtitles and captions in iMovie

Want to ensure your captions or subtitles improve the viewer experience? Here are some best practices to follow:

Font and placement

  • Functional trumps fancy. Opt for clean, easy-to-read fonts like Arial or Helvetica. Decorative or script-like styles can be challenging to understand, especially on smaller screens.
  • Choose a font size large enough for viewers to read comfortably, considering where your video will be viewed (phone, computer, etc.).
  • Leave adequate space between lines of text to prevent them from appearing cluttered and challenging to follow.
  • Place captions or subtitles strategically on the screen so they don’t obscure important visual elements (but remain easily visible).

Timing and synchronization

  • Don’t overload viewers with text in one go. Include concise phrases that allow viewers to read and absorb information without feeling overwhelmed

Accessibility

  • Use high-contrast color combinations for the text and background so that viewers with visual impairments can easily read the captions.
  • When there are multiple speakers, include speaker identification within the captions to help viewers understand who's saying what, especially in fast-paced dialogue.

Standardized formatting

  • Proper capitalization, punctuation, and reading speed recommendations matter. Look for online resources or industry standards for specific formatting details.
  • Adhere to standard conventions, like using brackets for sounds or side conversations within captions, so viewers effectively interpret non-verbal cues and context.

Limitations of adding subtitles and captions in iMovie 

While iMovie provides basic tools for adding subtitles and captions, it has several limitations:

  • Creating subtitles in iMovie is time-consuming and labor-intensive, requiring manual typing or importing and synchronizing text files.
  • You can’t export subtitles as an SRT file to use them with another video captioning tool.  
  • iMovie lacks advanced captioning features such as automatic transcript generation or sophisticated caption formatting. This absence can make the process inefficient, especially for users working on professional-quality videos.
  • iMovie does not support simultaneous collaboration, which can be a drawback for team projects.
  • Relying on manual transcription or copying text from external text files leaves room for errors.

Descript—the best iMovie alternative for adding subtitles and captions

While iMovie remains an intuitive tool for basic video editing, its subtitle and captioning capabilities may not meet the needs of all users, particularly those working on longer or more complex projects.

For a more efficient workflow, consider using an automatic subtitle generator app like Descript, which offers auto-synchronization and subtitle import features. In addition to its captioning capabilities, Descript is also a powerful audio and video editor. 

Try Descript for free now. 

Here's a complete lowdown on why Descript is the best iMovie alternative for adding subtitles to your videos:

1. Automatic, AI-powered transcriptions

Descript boasts AI-powered transcription that automatically converts your video’s speech to text. Also, the tool’s automatic speaker detection feature differentiates between voices, making editing even smoother. It takes the grunt work out of caption creation, saving you hours compared to manually typing everything in iMovie.

2. Automatic caption syncing

Forget meticulously dragging and dropping text on your timeline in iMovie. Descript’s subtitles generator syncs captions automatically to your video. Simply edit the text transcript directly, correct any mistakes, or remove filler words, and the changes will be reflected in your video.

3. One-click translation for your subtitles

Descript allows you to translate video and subtitles into 20+ languages with a single click, breaking down barriers and expanding your viewership while eliminating the need for third-party translation apps and services.

Translating captions in Descript


4. Collaborative editing and cross-platform compatibility

Working with your team is easy in Descript. Its collaborative editing features allow multiple users to work on captions simultaneously, making it ideal for group projects. The tool’s cross-platform compatibility—on Mac, PC, and web—ensures seamless access across devices (not just the Apple ecosystem, like iMovie).

5. Effortless exports for your subtitles

Unlike iMovie, Descript allows you to export your captions as separate files in popular formats like SRT and VTT, giving you the flexibility to use your captions beyond just the Descript platform.

How to add subtitles and captions to your videos using Descript

You can add subtitles to your videos in three simple steps using Descript.

  1. Automatically transcribe your video

Import your video file into Descript by dropping it into a new project or uploading it via a YouTube or GIPHY video link. 

Importing a video file in Descript
Importing a video file in Descript

Descript will automatically transcribe your audio into text in the language of your choice and assign a speaker label to each voice.

Descript transcribing a file
Descript automatically transcribes your audio into text in seconds

2. Add subtitles or captions

Correct any errors in the auto-generated transcript using Correct mode (press C), or use the Remove filler words action to remove repetition and words like "um" or "like". 

Correcting errors in the Descript transcript
Correcting errors in the transcript

If you want to add embedded subtitles to your video, click Captions and choose a style or template.

Choosing a subtitle style in Descript
Choosing a subtitle style in Descript

Your captions are automatically synced with the audio. Customize the font, colors, and style for your captions, or find ready-made Templates under the Captions and Audiograms categories.

Here’s a quick video walkthrough:

3. Embed captions or download subtitle file

Preview your video to verify if the subtitles are correctly timed. Click Publish to export your subtitled video. 

Exporting a video in Descript
Exporting subtitled video in Descript

You can even download a standalone subtitle file in SRT or VTT for your video.

Exporting a subtitle file in Descript
Descript allows you to download the subtitles as an SRT or VTT file, unlike iMovie

By streamlining the process and offering additional functionalities, Descript empowers creators of all levels to produce professional-looking content that resonates with a global audience.

From subtitles to social media: maximizing your video's reach

While subtitles open your content to a broader audience, creating them can be time-consuming and boring. If iMovie's manual captioning process feels limiting, you can check more efficient alternatives like Descript (that’s us). 

In addition to automatically captioning your video, our AI-powered tool offers a wide range of audio and video editing features, making it ideal for podcasting, screen recording, and overall video production. While subtitles and captions help you reach a global audience, Descript empowers you to do even more.

With Descript, you can:

  • Edit videos as easily as editing text
  • Repurpose content for social media in minutes
  • Share seamlessly on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok
  • Generate scripts, titles, and descriptions automatically

You can also use the tool to:

Descript's AI-powered editing assistant, Underlord, simplifies the process significantly compared to iMovie. It handles the details so you can focus on the big picture—making waves, getting noticed, and elevating your content.

Ready to elevate your video production?

Try Descript for free now and experience the future of video editing.

FAQs: How to add subtitles in iMovie

How can I add subtitles to my video?

You can add subtitles to your video using Descript as follows:

  1. Create a free Descript account. 
  2. Import your video into a new Descript project, or upload it using a link (YouTube, GIPHY).
  3. Descript automatically transcribes your video's audio, identifying different speakers for easy editing later.
  4. Review the transcript and make any corrections with Correction mode (press C) or Remove filler words
  5. Go to Underlord > Captions and choose a pre-made subtitle style or customize the font, color, and more to match your video's look. 
  6. Preview your video to ensure perfect subtitle timing. Descript lets you embed subtitles directly into your video or download them as a separate SRT or VTT file for future use.

How do you add text to a movie on iMovie?

  1. Open your project in iMovie on Mac and drag the clip where you want to add text to the timeline.
  2. Click on the Titles button in the menu at the top of the screen and choose a style.
  3. Drag and drop the chosen title onto the video clip in the timeline to create a title box.
  4. Double-click the title box to type your desired text.
  5. Adjust the edges of the title box in the timeline to fix the duration. Or click the information icon (i) above the viewer and enter a specific duration.
  6. Customize the text using the text editing options in the top right corner. 
  7. Repeat steps 3–6 for each piece of text you want to add.
  8. Save/export your video by going to File > Share > File. 

How do I add subtitles to a video on my Mac?

You can add subtitles to a video on your Mac using Mac’s built-in video editor, iMovie.

  1. Import your video clip into iMovie.
  2. Choose a subtitle style from Titles and position it on your video.
  3. Double-click the title box to type your subtitles and adjust their duration.
  4. Customize the subtitle appearance with font, size, and color options.
  5. Save the video by going to File > Share > File.

How to add subtitles to a video on iPhone?

To add subtitles to a video on an iPhone using iMovie, follow these steps:

  • Download and open the iMovie app on your iPhone.
  • Tap Start New Project > Movie to import the video to which you want to add subtitles.
  • Once the video is imported, tap on it in the timeline to make editing options appear.
  • Use the T (Titles) option to input the subtitle text that matches the video content.
  • Set the right placement and duration for each subtitle by dragging it to the desired location on the timeline and adjusting the edges of the title box.
  • Repeat the process for each subtitle you want to add to the video.

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