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 to follow the dialogue.

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

An easy way to add and sync subtitles in After Effects is by using the Subtitles Editor plugin. This plugin will help you create, adjust and sync subtitles easily and quickly without adding hundreds of text layers.

Subtitles Editor plugin provides a text area to copy/paste your dialogue in separate lines. Then add markers to your footage by pressing * (asterisk) key while RAM previewing. After dropping the markers, create the subtitle by clicking on + button. The plugin 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 drop shadow effect and with background.


In just 3 easy steps, you can create, add and sync subtitles to your videos in After Effects.

Step 1: Copy/Paste In Your Content

Step 1 - Subtitles Editor

Step 2: Visual Sync With Markers

step 2 - Subtitles Editor

Step 3 – Create Subtitles

step 3 - Subtitles Editor

This After Effects Plugin is a great tool for those who want to enhance their workflow and to do more in less time.

Compatibility –  Mac OSX (64-bit) After Effects CC 2015, Windows (64-bit) After Effects CC 2015, Mac OSX (64-bit) After Effects CC 2014, Windows (64-bit) After Effects CC 2014, Mac OSX (64-bit) After Effects CS5/CS6/CC, Windows (64-bit) After Effects CS5/CS6/CC

Pricing – $14 USD with Tools License (Can be used by single user, to create unlimited end products).