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How to Use Lower Third in Articulate Replay to Add Subtitles to Video?

How to Use Lower Third in Articulate Replay to Add Subtitles to Video?

Articulate Replay is a free tool from Articulate to all Storyline license holders. Articulate Replay can be used to create simulations and screencasts, combine two videos and add subtitles to videos. You can import any video format (.wmv, .flv, .mov, .avi, .mpg, .mpeg, .3gp, .3gp2, .mkv, .webm) in Articulate Replay. However, it can be published only to .mp4. You can also record simulations along with the webcam.

Subtitles in courses are useful when you are not sure if learners can understand the accent in which the audio is being spoken. Subtitles help learners to understand the content easily. Let’s see how you can add subtitles to your course.

Just follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the New project in Articulate Replay.

Open the New project

Step 2: Click the video on Menu bar.

Click the video on Menu bar

Step 3: The media panel dialogue box will appear and you need to select your video and click Open.

select your video and click Open

Step 4: Click the Lower Third on Menu bar.

Click the Lower Third on Menu bar

Step 5: Lower Third properties will appear. This is main part of Lower Third. In the Properties dialogue box, you can have Title, subtitle, logo and Transition Type fields that need to be filled.

Lower Third properties will appear

  • Title: Type your video title in title box.
  • Subtitle: Type your video subtitle in subtitle box.
  • Logo: You may import the logo in logo box.
  • Transition Type: Choose a transition effect you want to give.

Below is the screenshot for Lower Third properties and inserted content:

Lower Third properties

After adding the subtitles, go to the Menu bar and click the publish tab. Once published, your video will be in the .mp4 format. Preview the video given in the screenshot below.

Preview the video below is the screenshot

See how easy it is to add subtitles in Articulate Replay. Subtitles font, font size and subtitles background color are not changed. Minimum numbers of words that can be accommodated are 20. Let me know if you have tried this and share your thoughts on how it worked in your eLearning course.

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