Many videos come with subtitles for the simple reason that it allows you to give the viewer a visual method of seeing what is being said. That way they will be able to follow the video even if they mishear a certain part of it, or if they can’t make out what’s being said for whatever reason. Although you might be a bit apprehensive about trying to add subtitles to your video – the fact of the matter is that using the Movavi Video Editor it really isn’t all that complicated at all.
As you may already know, the features of the Movavi Video Editor are designed to be as accessible and intuitive as possible – and adding subtitles is no different. In fact, all you need to do to add subtitles to MP4 or any other type of video is:
- Add the video to the Movavi Video Editor by clicking on the ‘Add Media Files’ button and selecting it.
- Go to the ‘Media’ tab and drag and drop the video into the ‘Timeline’ so that you can start to edit it.
- Click on the ‘Titles’ button and you’ll see numerous static (or animated) styles of text that you can use for your subtitles. To preview any of them, just click on the corresponding icon.
- When you’ve chosen a style of text that you feel will be ideal for your subtitles, position the red marker in your ‘Timeline’ where you want them to appear and then right-click the text icon and select the ‘Add to the Title Track’ option. Double-click the title-frame in the preview window and type in the text that you want to add.
- Adjust the text by expanding the ‘Settings’ panel to change the font, size, format, and appearance or even add shadows, animation, and backgrounds.
- Save your video using one of the presets to optimize it for any device or platform.
Before you save the final version of your video you may want to consider using the features of the Movavi Video Editor to also add background music, enhance the video quality, trim unwanted footage, or even insert special effects and filters. Frankly speaking there are so many options available that the best way to see what they do is to try them out firsthand and start to familiarize yourself with them.