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Subtitles – How To Add Them To Your Video To Help Boost Engagement

When adding subtitles to your video, there are two main options: using closed caption files or having subtitles ‘baked in’.

Mike Plenty, Managing Director at Dead Ready Productions, explains the subtitle options available in our latest 60 second production tips vlog. The content of which can be found below.

Closed Caption File

A closed caption file is a text file containing information about the timing and wording for each subtitle that appears in your video. This is then uploaded alongside your video and the viewer can then toggle the subtitles on or off as desired.

This works for most major video platforms, including YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook.

Once created, the closed caption text files can easily be modified by anyone with a text editing program. This also makes it easy to upload translated subtitle files, without having to use video editing software to modify the original video.

Baked In

The other option is to ‘bake in’ subtitles. This means the subtitles are integrated into the video and always on. This is helpful if you don’t want your viewers to be able to switch the subtitles off.

It also gives more scope to design exactly how the subtitles look, since you’re not restricted to the options provided by the closed caption approach. Your subtitles will also look the same regardless of which platform people are viewing on.

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Should ChatGPT Write YOUR Video Script?

In our latest vlog, Mike Plenty, Managing Director at Dead Ready Productions, discusses the hot topic that is ChatGPT and specifically how it can help write scripts for corporate video productions. The content of which can be found below.

Hello everyone!

I’m here today to talk about something that’s on everyone’s mind – ChatGPT.

For those who don’t know, ChatGPT is a cutting edge language model developed by OpenAI that can generate humanlike text in response to user inputs.

And it’s been generating a lot of buzz lately.

Today, I want to talk about how ChatGPT can help with writing scripts for corporate video productions.

In our projects, clients usually create the first draft of the script, and this can often be a time consuming and daunting task. But that’s where ChatGPT comes in.

ChatGPT can help speed up the scripting process when planning videos. It can generate ideas and concepts that you can then refine and develop into a full script.

This means that you can focus more on the creative aspect of scriptwriting and less on the time consuming task of coming up with ideas.

But it’s important to note that ChatGPT is not a replacement for people.

It won’t write your script for you, but it will be an invaluable tool in helping you come up with stronger creative content more quickly.

As proof of concept, the script for this very video was created using ChatGPT in a matter of minutes.

So you see, ChatGPT is not just a cool technology, it’s a game changer for scriptwriters and video producers everywhere.

I hope this has given you a glimpse into the power of ChatGPT and how it can help you in your scriptwriting process.

If you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend giving it a shot.

Thank you for watching and I’ll see you in the next video.


For more helpful information, top tips and useful guides on video production, keep an eye out for our next vlog – coming soon!

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