Q:"I am working on a documentary in iMovie. A great part of the video is interviews in French to which I need to add captions in English. Due to my insufficient experience with iMovie, I encounter a series of problems while adding captions with it. Can anyone give a detailed guide on how to add subtitles in iMovie or suggest a quick alternative?" - from MacRumors
For ones who are operating on Mac computer, iMovie is supposed to be the perferred candidate springing in the mind when having the need of inserting captions or subtitles to a video. Developed as a non-linear video editor by Apple, it comes with various title styles that can be used as subtitles free of charge. How to achieve this? Below explains a full guide as well as gives a simple iMovie alternative to make your video subtitled.
Part 1. How to Add Subtitles in iMovie
Step 1 Open iMovie and import video
Step 2 Add subtitles to iMovie
Step 3 Output the video with captions
Part 2. How to Add Subtitles in iMovie Alternative - Joyoshare Video Joiner
iMovie is efficient in adding captions to video, but its operation is not that simple. Even with a how-to guide, beginners might still have difficulty in inserting texts or captions on iMovie. In consideration of this, here, a simple alternative to add subtitles in iMovie - using Joyoshare Video Joiner, is suggested for novices and veterans.
Working the same in both Mac and Windows operating system, Joyoshare Video Joiner is well received by millions of users for its handleability and wide compatibility. With an intuitive operaton interface, you can insert subtitles to any video within minutes. What counts more is that it is fully compatible with almost all encoding formats, covering general media formats, web videos, HD videos, and device formats. Whatever format of video you want to add subtitles to, it can be to your satisfication.
Remarkable Features of Joyoshare Video Joiner:
Merge the same media files with lossless quality
Convert video to any other format at 60X quicker speed
Built-in editor to add subtitles, music, watermarks, effects, etc
Enhance video quality by adjusting codec, bit rate, frame rate, etc
Support adding subtitle files in in ASS, SSA, SRT, SUB, SMI, LRC, etc