YouTube Advanced Settings
Setting up the basic settings for your video helps it get discovered. Using the right title, description and relevant tags are necessary for your video to be found by those searching for your topic.
YouTube’s special features allow you create captions and subtitles, add music clips and annotations to help you increase the time viewers spend watching your videos, as a way to attract more subscribers and as a way drive more traffic to your website.
The Video Editor
The video editor is located in your video manager dashboard. The video manager is where the tools and features are located to help you keep your videos organized and to make changes to your videos.
To access the video manager,
From the Creator Studio, access the video editor.
- Click on the Video Manager arrow.
- Your uploaded videos appear here. Click on the edit arrow next to the video you want to edit.
- The editing options appear from the drop down box. Click on the type of editing you want to use.
- This opens your video in a split screen so you can see what your changes will look or sound like.
In the Info and Settings tab, you have the option to change your basic settings like tile, description and tags as well as choose which thumbnail to be shown.
In the Enhancements tab, the options to edit include quick fixes, change the saturation, contrast and color temperature. You can also trim the video. Add filters or special effects.
Under the Audio Tab, you can add background music to your video.
The Annotations tab lets you layer text, links, and hotspots over your video.
The Subtitles and Captioning lets you add captions or subtitles for those who speak a different language or for some other reason need to see the words.
Accessing and editing your videos through the video manager lets you add special details to your videos and enhance them in a way to get your viewer’s attention.
Captions and Subtitles
You can add a way for others to view your videos even when they have hearing problems. Captions and Subtitles, just like you see in closed captioning television, are a way to add a layer of text over your video for those who can’t hear or understand your video sound. It could be they have problems hearing or they might speak a different language. Or maybe they are watching somewhere like work where they can’t turn up the sound.
How to add new subtitles or closed captions
- Go to your Video Manager. Click on the drop-down menu next to the “Edit” button for the video you’d like to add captions to.
- Select Subtitles and CC
- Select the original language of the video from the drop-down menu.
Click on the Add subtitles or CC button.
In the Create new subtitles or CC, you create subtitles and closed captions by adding them in or typing them in as you watch the video.
In the Transcribe and set timings tab, you type or paste the full transcript of the video. The subtitle timings are set automatically.
In the Upload a file, you will upload a text transcript or timed subtitles file.