Adding subtitles and captions in Sony Vegas Pro

Subtitles are becoming more and more important, especially for digital content creators and accessibility reasons. Not only does the on-screen text help the hearing-impaired audience members, but when it comes to digital content, a big part of the viewers also don’t listen to videos with sound, so subtitles are a great way to go if you want to make sure your videos reach a wide-ranging audience.

In which format do I download my captions?

  • SRT (SubRip Text): The SRT format is simple: Each caption has a number, a start and end timecode (in decimals), and one or more lines of text with HTML tags. SRT captions can be imported or exported as separate files, but they can’t be embedded in an output media file. Unlike captions in other formats, exported SRT captions can be read and edited in a plain text editor.

Adding subtitles in Sony Vegas Pro:

Importing captions is very easy:

  • With your Project open, go to Insert > Insert Subtitles from File
  • If you want to, leave the 'Preset' option toggled
  • Click 'Ok' to finish the import

And you're good to go, feel free to edit the subtitles to your liking!

                                                                                                                                        

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