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Whether you’re an amateur or professional vlogger, YouTuber, or videographer, finding the right video editing app or software is a must. With the plethora of video editors in the market, which one should you choose? Allow us to introduce to you, Type Studio.
What is Type Studio?
Type Studio may seem like any other video editing app. As you log in on their website, you’re greeted with a sign-in option. You can choose to sign up for free or you can avail of the pay versions for extra features to further your video editing experience.
One advantage of Type Studio is you don’t need to download software of that sort like any other video editor app. This is because Type Studio runs purely online. You have access to the dashboard where your videos are housed or saved so you can get back to it anytime. This will allow you to re-edit or re-export multiple times anytime, anywhere.
Edit Your Video By Editing Your Text
Yes, you read that right! On the editing screen, the left side transcribes your video where you can edit parts and pieces according to the text. While the right-hand side is the preview video. When you jump on the transcribed portion the video follows through where you stopped.
The way to edit the video is through removing or adding transcribed portions on the left side. If you don’t like what you said, you can either highlight a group of words that you don’t like and simply press the delete button.
If there are pauses in the video you want to remove, these are represented by dots in between the words. Just delete them and you’re good to go.
In the event you thought there is a portion of the video you didn’t want to be removed, you can click the dotted lines of that area where you deleted it and click the undo button. Then everything will go back to the way it was.
Wait! There’s More!
When you‘re done with your video, you can choose to export that text with the “Export Text” on the upper right side of the interface. This is good for people who just want to take the transcription of their video or an SRT file which is the actual subtitle of the video.
When you think you’re satisfied with the result of your video, you can click the actual “Export” button. Then, the final video will then be presented on the sharing page.
You can then choose to watch your video on the preview. As you play the video the words at the bottom will follow along on a word-per-word basis. Just as it is highlighted in the transcript on the bottom.
If you want these features to be available for other people who will be viewing your video, just slide the Private to Public button on the upper right side.
Adding and Styling Text
Now, we already know that a transcription appears as soon as you upload a video. If you want to add text to your video, just click on the word where you want the text to show. A small text box will pop up on the video. Double-click on that and choose what text you want to write. You can even choose the style of your text.
When you’re done, a bar will appear on the transcription side. If you want the text to last longer just click, hold, and drag up to where you want that text to appear.
Plus, you can even style the type of text you prefer to create a more flashy way of presenting your video to your viewers.
Copy Link and Send
If you don’t want to do any downloading (or uploading for that matter), you can click the “Copy Link” button and send it to anyone you want. When that person clicks the link, they will be led back to the sharing page and will watch it on that specific page. No uploading on YouTube or other programs.
If you want it done the traditional way for uploading on YouTube and other social media platforms, you can click the download button.
You can upload the video on Type Studio and place multiple languages depending on your audience. Just choose the correct language before uploading and watch the magic happen.
Languages You Can Use for Subtitles
Do you want to reach a wider scope audience? The following are the languages that you can use as a subtitle on your videos.
- US, GB, Au English. The difference will be the spelling.
- German – Deutsch
- Dutch – Standard
- Northern Sami
There are more languages that you can choose from. If it’s not in their inventory, just reach out and they might include it in the future.
Type Studio plans
It’s always worth trying out a certain app to know it is what you really want. Type Studio has a free version for anyone to give it a shot. Of course, the features are limited compared to the paid versions. Below are the following plans to sort out what might interest you.
The free version allows you to edit a video up to 10 minutes with a total upload of 20 minutes per month. You can also store up to 5GB with unlimited downloads. The file size can be up to 250MB with a quality of up to 1080p.
With this plan, you’ll get an hour of video with a maximum of 10 hours of upload a month including 100GB of storage. There’s a maximum file size of 1GB. What’s good is you can now export .srt, txt, and .vtt files. The subtitle styling and translation, which is a great feature, is made available starting in this version up to the Pro and Enterprise plans.
The Pro plan has the same features as the Basic but now with 50 hours of uploads every month and 500GB storage.
And finally, the Enterprise Plan has all the features where everything is unlimited with 4K export quality.
What makes this plan stand out is the live collaboration single sign-on, payment by Invoice, and Customer Support.
By the way, all these plans include the auto-subtitle feature. All of which are made available on your mobile phone. Now you can actually start editing even when you’re on the go.
That’s about it but compared to other video editing apps or software where you get confused with multiple tool buttons, Type Studio makes it as simple as possible. Just a few buttons with multiple functions. Just click and choose which task you want to perform.
That’s fewer headaches and that is one surefire way to edit a video with the utmost precision.