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4.6 star rating from 4,475 reviews
Rev's closed captioning service enables you to get more value from your existing video content by appealing to a wider audience.
By adding closed captions to your videos, you allow more viewers to enjoy your content—even with the sound turned off.
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By adding closed captions to your videos, you allow more viewers to enjoy your content—even with the sound turned off.
Closed captions, also referred to as English subtitles, appear as text on the bottom of your screen, and typically represent the speech between characters on your television or computer.
Adding closed captions to your video is an essential component of production, especially if your goal is to get your video content in front of a larger audience. Closed captions not only help videos rank higher in search results, but they also increase accessibility, boost engagement, and improve the overall viewer experience.
To help video creators get the most out of their content, we offer accurate, quality closed captions for any video.

How It Works

Upload Videos

Upload files, paste URLs, or pull from YouTube or Vimeo. Secure and confidential.

Rev Professionals Go to Work

Our professionals caption your videos 24/7 with 99% accuracy, 100% guaranteed.

Receive And Publish Captions

We email you the file. View and edit with our tools, then publish anywhere.
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Our team of professional captioners are ready to get to work as soon as you submit your order.
You can upload any video, pull one from YouTube or Vimeo, or simply paste a URL to the video you need closed captions for. We offer quick turnaround on closed captions any day of the week. Our video caption experts are available 24/7 to accurately add captions to your videos.

Trusted by 100,000+ customers
across all industries

Media and entertainment companies use Rev to caption videos, films, and TV shows
Schools and online educators use Rev to caption webinars, lectures, and trainings
Marketing departments use Rev to caption ads, webinars, and promotional content
Many others use Rev to caption original content, religious sermons, and short form videos
See what caption customers have said after we help them add closed captions to their video content. Ready to join thousands of successful organizations who use our closed caption services?
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Difficult Audio Free $1.00 $0.00 $0.25
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Video creators across all industries rely on Rev's caption services.
Upload the video captions on any video platform. Rev's closed captions are FCC and ADA compliant, so you don't have to worry about using two companies. Get everything you need for your video captions in one place.
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Upload the video captions on any video platform. Rev's closed captions are FCC and ADA compliant, so you don't have to worry about using two companies. Get everything you need for your video captions in one place.

Edit Your Captions

Rev's Free Closed Caption Editor lets you edit your caption file online in minutes.
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Customize Your Captions

Choose from 12 file formats, offset your captions, and more.

Make Easy Edits

Fix typos, adjust timing, change names, and clean up small issues.

Share With Teammates

Allow others to view, edit, and download files without a Rev account.
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Our closed captions are delivered in our interactive captions editor.
We guarantee 99%+ accuracy on all video captions, but sometimes you need to change the names of speakers on the video or adjust the timing depending on the audience. We allow you to do that directly in the file once it arrives in your inbox. You can also share the closed captions file with teammates or colleagues as often as you want. We don't force anyone to create another Rev account in order to download, edit or view the video captions files.
"Khan Academy uses Rev to caption all of our English video content."
Jake Goldwasser Khan
Jake Goldwasser
Product Manager
"Rev is a great service! They have a friendly staff and a price that can't be beat!"
Briana Byrd Buzzfeed
Briana Byrd
Post Production Coordinator
"We’ve been amazed with the quality of Rev's captions. Fast and easy."
David Petersen U Of U
David Petersen
Platform Architect


Enterprise Support

Rev offers monthly invoicing and consolidated billing for multiple accounts.

100% Guarantee

We want to provide the best service the fastest with the best results. Problems with your file? We'll make it right.


We makes it simple to place orders for any of your videos on YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Hulu, iTunes and more.

Captions in any Format

Convert your caption file formats - for free! We'll send them to your email.


Build Rev into your internal systems using our API.


We serve many clients with sensitive content. All orders enjoy the same protections.
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Need to capture every detail of a conversation, including filler words?
Enable your videos to reach a global audience by adding subtitles in multiple languages to your content. With Rev, it's simple to translate your video from English into the foreign languages you need for a flat and affordable rate. In 24 hours, you can expand the reach of your content well beyond the boundaries of English-speaking countries.

Learn more about our subtitle service

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I get back from Rev?

We produce a text-based caption file. We transcribe the audio of your video and time it. You can download examples below, under the section about what file formats we can provide.

The caption file is a separate sidecar file from your video. What you do next depends on how you intend to publish your video:

  • If you are publishing your video online (e.g. through Youtube or Kaltura) or submitting to a VoD service (e.g. iTunes or Hulu), then you can simply submit the caption files as-is.
  • If you want to add the captions as a caption track in your video, you'll need to take our caption file and encode it into the video. This is most common for DVD, Broadcast, or other distribution. We recommend using Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
How do you define caption quality?

We use the definition provided by the national Described and Captioned Media Program. Quality captioning is:

  • Accurate - Errorless transcription is the goal.
  • Consistent - Uniformity in style and presentation of all captioning features is crucial for viewer understanding.
  • Clear - A complete textual representation of the audio, including speaker identification and "atmospherics" (non-speech information), provide clarity.
  • Readable - captions are displayed with enough time to be read completely and are in synchronization with the audio.
  • Equal - equal access requires that the meaning and intention of the material is completely preserved.
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What video file formats can you accept?

We can accept all common digital video formats, such as MOV, AVI, MP4, VOB, and Ogg.

How can I view and edit the caption file?

Rev's free Captions Editor makes it easy to edit your captions directly in browser. With our new tool, customers can:

  • Preview the caption files as they would appear in your video player
  • Make adjustments to spelling, grammar, timing, and display of captions
  • Save any edits made to a version you control
  • Apply various post-processing modifications
  • Select from a variety of output formats and immediately download

The Captions Editor can be launched from your order delivery email or through the Order Details page. Existing customers can launch the editor here.

Do your captions meet requirements set by Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Netflix, Hulu, and other online stores?

Yes, we strive to have our caption files meet the requirements of all major online media platforms and distributors. We always recommend you double-check the content quality and caption technical requirements before you submit to a third party platform.

Need your caption file in another language?
Rev can now subtitle your videos in a variety of languages. For a low, flat price, we make your video accessible to a much larger audience.
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