Adding captions to your videos

As a digital and video marketer, captioning your videos would be one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. Captioned videos after all get more views, not to mention their wider accessibility, etc. However, adding captions to your videos isn’t a walk in the park. You’d have to transcribe every word and sound effect accurately and this is not all; you’d have to then sync them perfectly with the video as well. This can take up to several hours or even days, especially if you are new at it.

To make this tedious process easier, there are plenty of tools available in the market. Matter of fact, there are too many options available in the market, which makes choosing the best captioning tool hard. Amongst this saturation, however, Keevi caption maker stands out. It's quick and powerful and whether you’re beginning as a content marketer or consider yourself a pro, it does the hard work for you.

How to create captions with Keevi caption maker?


Upload video

There are two ways you can upload a video on Keevi:

Import file: Browse your file from your computer, select it and click upload.
Drag and drop: Simply drag and drop the video to upload it.

Generate and edit captions

Here are your three options:

Auto captions: Keevi creates captions for you automatically.

Manual captions: You can write them yourself and sync them with the video.

Upload SRT: If you already have your captions file then upload it and merge it with the video.

Select one of these options and create your subtitles. Once generated you can edit them.

Export captioned video

Lastly, proofread your captions and export them in video (MP4) format, or subtitle (SRT, VTT, TXT) format


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How is Keevi caption maker different from others?

There are many caption makers available in the market, each claiming to be better than the rest.  So, what actually makes Keevi caption maker unique and different from the rest? 

  1. Accurate: While no caption maker is 100% accurate, there are some whose transcription and captioning is horrendous. It can take you forever to edit such captioning. In comparison, Keevi is accurate to the extent where you may only be required minimal editing.

  2. Online Tool: Keevi works in your browser, which means it does not need to be downloaded or installed. 

  3. Extreme safety: Your data is completely safe with Keevi. You can save your captioned videos, download them or delete them later if you want.

What is the difference between open and closed captions?

Open captions are burned into the video and therefore cannot be turned off. Meanwhile, closed captions can be turned on and off. So, the difference really is in the viewers' control.

When to use Open and Closed Captions?

Closed captions can only be used where they are allowed. Not all platforms support closed captions however and therefore you would need to use open captions instead. 

Open captions are burned permanently into the video, so whether a particular social media platform allows closed captions or not, wouldn’t matter. 

How to create closed captions with Keevi video caption maker?

You will need an SRT file. If you don’t have one, you can make one with Keevi.

To create an SRT file follow these steps:

  1. Browse and Upload your video.
  2. Click on the captions tab. 
  3. Select auto-captions and click on add captions.
  4. Proofread the captions.
  5. Go to Export and select SRT as the format.
  6. Now go to your platform and upload the video with the SRT file.

How are captions different from subtitles?

Captions and subtitles are often used interchangeably but they are different. Here’s a list of some of the key differences.

Captions Subtitles
They assume that the viewer is hard of hearing or deaf Subtitles assume that the viewer can hear dialogues
Captions contain dialogues and sound effects Subtitles only contain dialogues
Captions are for people who can’t hear Subtitles are for people who can’t understand the language properly
Mostly uploaded after a show is on air Added before the show is aired
Are in the same language as being spoken in the video Are translated into multiple languages
What is Instagram caption maker and how is it different from Keevi caption maker?

Instagram caption maker creates interesting and unique captions for Instagram photos, while Keevi caption maker creates captions for your videos.

Keevi captions maker transcribes what is being said in the video, while Instagram caption maker creates an interesting description for your Instagram picture. 

Types of Captions

There are two types of captions that you can create with Keevi.

Closed captions (CC)

Closed captions are present in a separate file and are played along with the video. This is why they can easily be turned on or off but keep in mind that not all platforms support closed captions. If your platform supports CC only then you can use them.

Open captions

They are permanent text that is displayed at the bottom of the screen. They are a part of the video and cannot be removed (turned on and off). The advantage of having open captions is that it is supported by all media platforms.

Who is Keevi caption maker for?

Content creators

Being a content creator you have to quickly create a lot of content and we know that it can get overwhelming. This is why Keevi caption maker is your best friend - it will do the hard work for you so you could spend your energies on other important tasks.

Growth hackers

As a growth hacker you are always searching for tools that could increase the engagement and reach of your videos. This is where you need Keevi caption maker - it increases your video content engagement by adding captions.

A few more reasons to make Keevi caption maker your best friend:

  • Use Keevi caption maker to meet the accessibility standards.
  • When you want to provide additional information that is not present in the video.
  • Where the sound of the music is so loud that you can’t understand the dialogues.
  • The dialect is hard to understand.


Works on different systems

Keevi can work on different systems. This online tool is compatible with both Mac and Windows. It can also work on different browsers.

Online caption maker

Keevi is an online caption maker which means that there is no need to install or download it.

Font editor

Make your captions attractive and impactful by choosing your font from Keevi’s wide variety of fonts.

Upload caption files

Don’t worry about merging your captions file with your video. Keevi will do this for you. Keevi allows you to upload your captions in different formats including widely popular format SRT.

Caption any file

Keevi supports all popular formats. You can add captions to videos in .mp4 .mov .avi .webm and other formats.

Validation bar

Validation ensures that your characters are spread out throughout the video and are easy for the viewer to read as they are watching the video. It shows the number of  characters that are allowed in a caption on a single frame.  

Customise & burn your captions

Keevi gives you the flexibility to change the styling of your font and to burn them permanently into your videos.

Compatible with cloud storages

You can upload your videos from Google Drive and Dropbox and can save them there as well.

Automatic time stamping

Manually adding time stamps can be frustrating. Keevi automatically syncs your captions with your video.


Over 460 million people in the world have hearing loss. If we do not include captions in our videos this means we are ignoring a very large number of people. To ensure inclusivity, adding captions to videos is a must.

Improving language skills

John M. Shalikashvili, a former chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, learned English by watching John Wayne movies.

According to research conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies, over 67 million people in the US spoke a language at home other than English.

By adding captions to your videos you not only help non-native English speakers to understand the video but also improve their vocabulary, grammar, writing and speaking skills.

Maintaining concentration

Captions help maintain concentration for a longer time. It helps people who have a shorter attention span or poor concentration.

Easy to follow along

Captions make it easy for the viewer to follow along with the speech; it doesn’t matter if you are hard of hearing or not.

Watch videos in sound-sensitive environment

It is not always possible to watch a video with the sound on in an office, library, hospital and other such public places. In such situations, it’s important that the video is captioned.

Allows you to repurpose content

Adding captions makes it easier for you to repurpose your  content. You can download your captions, convert your videos into blogs, articles or social media posts in just a few minutes.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

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Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.