Edit Captions in ScreenPal

Edit captions

There are several options to update captions for a video you've previously completed:

  1. Edit captions directly in the interactive captions editor.
  2. Replace your existing captions by uploading a new captions file (you can do this in the app or in your hosting account after uploading the video to ScreenPal).
  3. Replace captions by using the automated speech-to-text captions feature.
  4. Edit your captions in a Story, which uses your script to automatically generate a captions file.

 

1. Edit an existing captions file in the Video Editor.


  1. To open the Video Editor, log into your account.

  2. Click the Open Video Editor icon () at the top of the screen.

  3. On the Project Manager screen, click the video for which you want to edit captions. You will enter the video preview screen.

  4. Click on the lower right side of the timeline to display the Captions menu.

  5. Next to the existing captions, click the Edit icon.


  
      The video opens in the video preview area and the Captions Text Editor is displayed on the right.


  1. Insert your cursor in the Captions Text box, edit the caption text as necessary, and then click OK.

  2. To reupload your video with the edited captions, click Upload to ScreenPal.



2. Replace existing captions file

Replace captions file in the Video Editor

  1. To open the Video Editor, log into your account.

  2. Click the Open Video Editor icon () at the top of the screen.

  3. On the Project Manager screen, click the video for which you want to edit captions. You will enter the video preview screen.

  4. Click on the lower right side of the timeline to display the Captions menu.

  5. On the Captions menu, click Add New Captions.

  6. From the Add Captions menu, chose Captions from file and selected a captions file from your computer.



Replace existing captions file for a video you have uploaded to your ScreenPal Hosting account.
You can upload a new captions file (including multiple captions file in different languages) from the Content area of the website. For more information, see the article about uploading captions.

3. Replace captions using the Automated Speech-to-text Captions feature in the Video Editor.

  1. To open the Video Editor, log into your account.

  2. Click the Open Video Editor icon () at the top of the screen.

  3. On the Project Manager screen, click the video for which you want to edit captions. You will enter the video preview screen.

  4. Click on the lower right side of the timeline to display the Captions menu.

  5. On the Captions menu, click Add New Captions.

  6. From the Add Captions menu, chose Speech-to-text (use the drop down menu to change language based on narration language) and select a captions file from your computer.



4. Edit your captions in a Story
‚Äč
If you create a story using the Stories feature, your text script is used to automatically create a captions file.   You can easily change your script and the resulting captions file using Stories.
  1. From the Project Manager, click the Video (Story) for which you want update captions and then click Edit Story.

  2. You will enter the Story from the Grid or List mode and see your Script sections which serve as your captions.

  3. Place your cursor into any of the Script text boxes and edit your Script as needed. Next time you publish the captions file will be updated based on the new script.

 

That should do it!


    • Related Articles

    • Edit captions settings (viewers)

      When you view one of our videos from a channel, a direct link, or an embedded link on the content owner's website, you can easily change the look and feel of the captions, if that video has captions enabled. To change the caption settings, follow the ...
    • Add captions to a recording and upload to your account or to YouTube.

      There are several ways to add captions to your recordings using our Video Editing tool. Add captions from a file With a video selected in the Video Editing tool, click in the bottom right of the screen. In the box for Title, enter a descriptive title ...
    • Upload captions

      Captions Our app enables you to create and upload captions and add them to your video. These captions are displayed on the screen in real time as the video plays, enabling those who cannot hear or understand the audio to access the content within a ...
    • I'm directly uploading my recording to YouTube, but can't include my Captions in the upload

      Our application allows a user to add captions as well as upload the edited video to YouTube. Unfortunately, YouTube has it's own method for adding captions so it works best to use their captioning system instead. The YouTube support article below ...
    • Edit History

      Edit History The video editor stores all edits you made to your recordings in a historical timeline. This allows you to move backward and forward within the timeline history to remove or restore past edits. Key reasons to use this feature: Revert ...