How - To

How to Caption Videos

All videos entered into the Stretch 2.0 contest must be captioned. There are several ways to do this, but we recommend YouTube (or Vimeo) + Amara (

  • Step 1: Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo.

  • Step 2: Go to:

  • Step 3: Watch the introduction video (1:23) and try the demo: There are 4 easy steps:
    • Typing: The video plays for 4 seconds at a time then pauses for you to type what you hear. You can press the replay button, if you have missed some words.
    • Syncing: Synchronize the lines you typed in the previous step with the video.
    • Edit title and description:
    • Review: Review your work before you submit.
  • Step 4: Go to to subtitle your video and get started!

Good luck!