Posting your subtitled and translated educational videos in the midst of COVID-19

Simon Says AI is here to help you respond

We've been getting quite a few enquiries and sign ups over the past few days where education facilitators seek to respond to the near shutdown caused by COVID-19. They often had in-person learnings and are now pushing their instructional lessons online so the education plan can continue.

Kudos to their efforts in this difficult time and our hearts go out to all those affected by the pandemic.

A big part of the enquiries is if and how you can use Simon Says to subtitle and translate video lessons for posting online.

Yes, Simon Says can help you.

We can also help you by giving discounts and guiding you through the way to subtitle your video to fit your workflow. Many people are working from home and Simon Says' cloud-based product may be aptly suited: we can set you up. Please contact us on our support channel.

Here's how to swiftly caption, subtitle, translate, and collaborate on your educational and instructional videos for posting online:

  1. Import your edited videos to Simon Says (ideally without music and sound effects as they affect accuracy). Transcribe them.
  2. Click Export to WYSIWYG Subtitles, our visual subtitle editor. This lets you preview how your subtitles will be formatted. You can also invite a team member on this page to collaborate with you.
  3. When you're happy with it, export it to SRT subtitles, the most commonly accepted standard for subtitles. If you need another type, we most likely support them and all the options are listed in the Export menu.
  4. If you are distributing your videos to audiences whose preferred language may be that which is different than the original recorded language, you will need translations. Click export and translate the video to the desired languages. When you're happy with their formatting, click export and select SRT subtitles.
  5. If you are looking to burn-in subtitles, such as in FCPX or Adobe Premiere Pro, see this how-to. If you are ready to post your video online, upload the subtitles alongside it. Some platforms, such as Facebook, need the subtitle file to be named in a specific way. See here for more info.

Again, don't hesitate to reach out if you need support and assistance.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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