Automatically transcribe videos and generate animated captions for your YouTube Shorts, using no-code automation (Zapier, Make/Integromat, etc), or API integration. Create workflows to automate repetitive tasks, such as generating subtitles – entirely hands-free.
The first step in automating YouTube captions is by creating a video template, which is the blueprint of the videos you want to generate. A template is fully customizable using the online video editor. This allows you to adjust the caption style, position, and animation.
A template doesn't have to be complicated; it can be as simple as a single video clip with auto-transcription enabled. However, Creatomate goes beyond just adding subtitles to your YouTube Shorts. If you like to automate more complex video editing tasks, you can do so too. You can include outros, overlays, merge clips, and so much more. Be sure to try the video editor to see what's possible – it runs in your browser without any installation required.
Once you've created a video template, you can automate your YouTube Shorts using any of the provided automation methods. The easiest way is to use a no-code automation platform such as Zapier, Make (Integromat), or Pabbly. With over 5000 apps supported, you will be able to create your own no-code workflows using applications that you are already familiar with. Follow this guide to learn how to do that with Zapier. Would you prefer a different no-code solution? The principles are the same for any of the other no-code methods.
Alternatively, if you have coding skills or have a developer on your team, you can also use the API to add subtitles to YouTube Shorts. Check out this guide to get started.
Once your automated workflow has been set up, you will never need to manually transcribe your videos again. Making use of the flexibility of Zapier and code, you can set up an automated workflow that completely streamlines the creation of short-form clips for YouTube.
For instance, you could create a workflow that takes a longer video, cuts it to specific timestamps, automatically transcribes the video, adds an outro and watermark, and posts it automatically to YouTube.
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