Closed Captions

Learn how to include, exclude, edit or download closed captions in Synthesia STUDIO.

Before you get started:

  • To learn how to improve pronunciation, click here.

Learn how to:

  1. Preview close captions
  2. Include closed captions
  3. Exclude closed captions
  4. Download closed captions
  5. Edit closed captions
  6. Supported languages

Preview closed captions

To  preview the closed captions and see how they fit into your video, click on the Play button to preview your video.

Play button

To preview closed captions, click on the "CC" button. 


Include closed captions

To include captions in your final video, click Generate video. Use the toggle to include closed captions and click Save and process video.Include

Exclude closed captions

To exclude the closed captions from your final video, use the same toggle to exclude captions and click Save and process video.


Download closed captions

If you exclude closed captions from your video, you can download them after the video is generated by clicking Export captions (.srt) on the video sharing page.


Edit closed captions

If you have adjusted the pronunciation of some words in your script, you can edit the captions to avoid confusing captions.

For example, you have this script with two words adjusted for better pronunciation:

Hello world! Here is how you pro-nounce things using our pro-nun-sea-ation guide.

If you leave it like this, the captions will be shown using the hyphens. To fix this, use this simple command in your script.

<sub alias="adjusted word/phrase"> the word/phrase shown in captions</sub>

Here is how the script would look like:

Hello world! Here is how you <sub alias="pro-nounce">pronounce</sub>  
things <sub alias="pro-nun-sea-ation">pronunciation</sub>.

And your captions will look like this:

Hello world! Here is how you pronounce things using our pronunciation guide

Supported closed languages

Below you can find the supported languages for closed captions. The list is being updated. 

  • Bulgarian - 🇧🇬
  • Croatian - 🇭🇷
  • Czech - 🇨🇿
  • Danish - 🇩🇰
  • English - 🇬🇧/🇺🇸
  • French - 🇫🇷
  • German - 🇩🇪
  • Greek - 🇬🇷
  • Hungarian - 🇭🇺
  • Italian - 🇮🇹
  • Hebrew - 🇮🇱
  • Korean - 🇰🇷
  • Norwegian - 🇳🇴
  • Polish - 🇵🇱
  • Portuguese - 🇵🇹
  • Romanian - 🇷🇴
  • Russian - 🇷🇺
  • Slovak - 🇸🇰
  • Slovenian - 🇸🇮
  • Spanish - 🇪🇸
  • Swedish - 🇸🇪
  • Serbian - 🇷🇸