User Guide

How to use Wondershare DemoCreator? Learn the step by step guide below

Caption

For those who have no time to customize the text by themselves, caption templates (also called text overlay) are the most popular option. Here are four types of Captions available in DemoCreator -- Opener, EndCredit, Subtitle, Lowerthird. And the DemoCreator supports generating Auto-Caption now.

Opener: A short but professional intro to address your topics

EndCredit: Text, displayed at the end of the video, to give credits to all the people who’ve worked on your video content.

Subtitle: Text, displayed at the bottom of the scene, to translate the dialogue or narrative.

Lowerthird: Graphic overlay, displayed at the lower section of the scene, to provide additional info.

In this section, you’ll learn to:

  • Add/Remove the Caption
  • Modify the Caption
  • Get More Caption Templates
  • Generate Auto-Caption

captions types

1. Add/Remove the Caption

Add the Caption: For example, you want to add an opener to the beginning.

  • In the left Tools Panel, switch to the Caption tab and select the category of Opener.
  • Hover over the openers to get a preview and choose the one you like. (Note: If you find some opener very useful and want to access it soon, click the Heart icon to mark it as the favorite. It will appear in the first category of “Favorite”.
  • Drag it to the timeline where you want to put it in.

add captions

Remove the Caption: select it on your Timeline or in the Preview Panel and press Delete on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can right-click on the caption and choose Delete.

2. Modify the Caption

Customize the text: Double click the text area of the caption in the Preview Panel, then enter the text prepared. When the Text of the caption is selected, you can also adjust its appearance in the Properties Channel, such as color, font, or behaviors. 

change the text

Transform - Resize/Rotate/Re-position: Locate Properties Panel > Transform, you can change the size of the caption, rotate it, or position it with parameters. Similarly, all adjustments can be made in the Preview Panel directly. Just select caption and then make changes to the blue bounding box there.

Compositing – Blending Mode/Opacity: For graphics, you can adjust the settings under Transform > Compositing, to change the blending mode or opacity.

Change an Annotation's Duration: To adjust the duration of a caption, drag its left or right edge of it on your timeline.

3. Get More Captions

If the default captions cannot meet your requirements for specific contexts, you can download more assets from SFX Store in the Tools Panel. Once the template is downloaded, the included caption will also appear in the caption library.

find more captions

4. Auto-Caption

The DemoCreator now supports you to automatically generate subtitles for your videos, which uses artificial intelligence to generate your subtitles with near-perfect accuracy. One-click to generate caption automatically based on speech recognition technology. Below are the detailed steps.

Step1: Sign In

Before starting, you need to sign in with your Wondershare account. Only you're signed in, the program can identify your account information and get how long transcribe time you have.

sign in democreator

There are 2 Different Account Status

  1. Auto-Caption Free Account

automatic caption free account

  1. Auto-Caption Paid Account

automatic caption paid account

note Note:

The auto-caption features need to pay to use. Please go to the purchase page to pick up your Auto-Caption plan.

Step2: Import Media Files

Go to the media library, double-click to import your media files, and drag it to the timeline.

import media files

Step3: Start to Recognize

Click the "Start to Recognize" button and select the language you want to transcribe to. 

start to recognize

select auto caption language

Transaction time is determined by the length of the video. Once finished, all the text tracks will be displayed on the timeline, you can check the precision. Also, you can customize the caption(size, color, border, shape...) through the properties' panel on the right.

finished transaction

note Note:

Once you click the "Start to Recognize" button, all the video in the timeline will be transcribed, which will take your total account duration. So before starting the transaction, you need to confirm the video you put on the timeline.

Step4: Export video

Click the export button to export your video.

export video

note Note:

These automatic captions are generated by machine learning algorithms, so the quality of the captions may vary. Automatic captions might misrepresent the spoken content due to mispronunciations, accents, dialects, or background noise. You should always review automatic captions and edit any parts that haven't been properly transcribed.

If you have any questions about this feature, please feedback to the support.