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Our Favorite Dramatic Scenes, Now Ruined By Captions

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Oct 22, 2020

How Caption Styles Can Ruin Movie Scenes

RevBlogClosed CaptionsOur Favorite Dramatic Scenes, Now Ruined By Captions

It shouldn’t surprise anybody that Rev, the foremost speech-to-text company in the world, is a We-Keep-Captions-On-In-This-House type of place.

And even though we love captions and subtitles dearly, we’re also the first to tell you: if they’re not done properly, those little words on the screen can be super-duper distracting — even (gasp!) counter-productive.

You see, captions and subtitles have to be more than just accurate in their content. 

As a matter of design, they also need to be styled appropriately. Otherwise, they’ll completely undercut a scene.

Oh, Rev, bad captions can’t be that bad. Right?

Well, have a look for yourself. 

We changed the font and color of captions and subtitles in our favorite high-tension Hollywood scenes below. 

The results are…. well, we think we’ve proven our point. 😉

1. Breaking Bad

2. Titanic

3. The Wizard of Oz

4. When Harry Met Sally

5. Mary Poppins

6. Finding Nemo

7. Star Wars

8. A Star is Born


Okay. So, here’s the good news: you don’t have to worry about finding the right style for your open captions and subtitles!

Rev’s new Open Captions (or Burned-In Captions) feature now allows you to — in most languages— select one of 12 fonts, as well as one of over 16 million colors, so you can get it right!

Keep your captions on brand. Make them stand out (where appropriate 😉 ). Experiment! If you don’t like your creation, totally fine! Remember you can always generate a new video with burned-in captions as many times as you like (it’s included in the price)!

While the possibilities for customizable captions aren’t technically endless, they are basically 201 million and some.

We figure that’ll help you get closer to your ideal.

Check out the new feature below!