Uscreen is a leading VOD creation platform. With Uscreen, you can stream on demand, create your own branded page, and monetize your views.
Building your own broadcast channel has never been easier! But how do you create professional subtitles to improve the accessibility of your content catalog?
We give you a reliable and productive solution to do so.
Why add subtitles to your Uscreen content?
Uscreen is popular among video professionals who can create their own distribution channel and make a living from their content. With features like online streaming, sales pages and marketing automation, you can make money from your streaming content.
However, how do you maximize your broadcast scope and so your revenue stream ? One of the answers is adding subtitles, which allow you to reach a much wider audience. But subtitles bring you other marketing benefits as well:
- You open your audience to the diversity of languages and nationalities in the world.
- You make your content accessible to the hearing impaired and people with comprehension problems.
- You increase the visual impact of your videos.
- You provide visual support that encourages users to react or discuss directly with your message.
As you can see, it’s pretty interesting. Here’s a step-by-step method to do just that.
Uscreen subtitle: the different ways to do it
Uscreen doesn’t provide a lot of subtitling options for your hosted and VOD videos. But the video player still supports VTT files, and it is easy to add them. You can do it in three different ways:
- By creating them yourself, from a manual audio transcription.
- By using an automatic subtitle generator
- By using a professional subtitler
For the first option, we warn you, this is a complicated method. Transcription requires a lot of time and very specific skills, which are those of professional transcriptionists. The difficulty of producing quality subtitles should not be underestimated, as there are a number of rules and standards that must be respected.
For the second option, automatic subtitling solutions can greatly facilitate the work, but still require human intervention.
For the third option, subtitling experts can take care of your video projects with a guaranteed quality result. Here we present our professional subtitling solution, Checksub, which combines the advantage of an automatic generator with the collaboration of experts.
How do I use an automatic Uscreen subtitle generator?
With the advent of speech recognition technologies, there are an increasing number of subtitling solutions available on the web. However, professional solutions are the most reliable for high volume, high demand projects.
Here we present our subtitling platform for collaboration with subtitling professionals (agencies and freelancers). With key features, it allows you to:
- Automatically and accurately transcribe your videos (advanced speech recognition API)
- Collaborate with professional captioners and translators to manage your video project
- Translate your video into over 128 languages (deep learning based translation)
- Easily change and customize the look of your subtitles.
It’s the fastest and easiest way to go with our subtitling solution.
1# Upload your Uscreen video to the interface
To get started, register on the Checksub platform. Select your content and indicate its original language. You can also choose from a wide range of languages to translate if needed.
You have 10 minutes to test the platform. If this is not enough time for your first video, you can buy cheap credits.
The API will then perform the speech recognition and provide you with the result within minutes.
2# Check and optimize the result
When the result is ready, click on the language of your video and access the dedicated subtitle editor to check the synchronization.
3# Retrieve and send the VTT file to Uscreen
When you are satisfied with the transcription, you can upload the file. By adding it to the Uscreen interface, your subtitles will appear immediately on your VOD and cloud videos.
Using a professional subtitling service
As you may have noticed, using Checksub by yourself saves a lot of time, but still requires a lot of effort and rigor.
We are well aware of this, and that’s why you can contact our subtitling service directly from our interface. Professional subtitlers and translators will then take care of your video projects. Don’t hesitate to ask us for more information!
How to encode subtitles in your Uscreen video?
If you want to customize the appearance of your subtitles, you can also encode your subtitles into your video. To do this, you can also use our solution. Simply click on “Export” > “Export Video”. You will then have all the necessary tools to customize the appearance of your subtitles.
That’s how to make your video content accessible to everyone on Uscreen. Now we hope we’ve helped you give your VODs more punch!