In this article, you will learn how to create and add subtitles in Adobe After Effects by using a simple script called Quick Subtitles V3.0.

Adding subtitles to your video is a great way to provide the dialogue in a foreign language or the same language to help viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing follow the dialogue.

While working with Adobe After Effects, you can use the text layer to add subtitles but for lengthy videos, this method is time-consuming and can even clutter your timeline.

An easy way to create and add subtitles in After Effects is by using the Quick Subtitles After Effects script.

This script will help you create, adjust, and sync subtitles easily and quickly without adding hundreds of text layers.

Quick Subtitles V3.0 Script For After Effects

Quick Subtitles After Effects script provides a text area to copy/paste your dialogue in separate lines.

Then add markers to your footage by pressing the PLUS (+) key while RAM previewing.

Create & Add Subtitles In Adobe After Effects - Quick Subtitles V3.0

After dropping the markers, create the subtitle by clicking on the APPLY button. The script will automatically add and sync the subtitles to your video.

All your subtitles will be added in a single text layer to avoid timeline clutter.

Also, the markers can be adjusted by moving them around.

There are 3 different styles of text that can be added – Simple text, with a drop shadow effect, and with a background.

In just 3 easy steps, you can create and subtitles for your videos in Adobe After Effects.

Step 1: Copy/Paste In Your Content

Open the plugin in After Effects and paste your subtitles text into the script UI editor.

Step 1 - Subtitles Editor

Step 2: Visual Sync With Markers

RAM preview your video and add markers during playback by clicking on the PLUS (+) button.

step 2 - Subtitles Editor

Step 3 – Create Subtitles

Once you are done setting up all the markers, click on the APPLY button to create a new subtitles text layer.

step 3 - Subtitles Editor


Quick Subtitles V3.0 After Effects script is compatible with After Effects CC 2015 and all the above versions.


$28 USD with Tools License (Can be used by a single user, to create unlimited end products).

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