How to Add Captions

To produce captions, we recommend you order closed captions through our preferred vendor,

You may also use automatic captioning in YouTube; however, autocaptions are not always very accurate and must be thoroughly edited.

Ordering Closed Captions

If you choose to outsource your video captioning, we recommend using Rev captions must be reviewed for accuracy, but the editing required is minimal.


The following video platforms integrate with Rev — meaning your finished captions can be added to your video automatically. (The standard university templates also support these video platforms.)

Note: You may also order captions without integrating your video accounts. Once your caption file is complete, you will need to manually upload it to your video platform.

Integrating Ensemble with Rev

If your department has an existing Ensemble account or library, or you will be producing videos through Media Technology Services (MTS) in the future, Rev can integrate with Ensemble.

Contact Eli Jacobson in MTS to request a local Ensemble username and password. Please do not use your Brandeis UNet credentials in Rev.

Placing Your Order Through Rev

Editing Automatic Captions (Autocaptions)

Note: These directions are for YouTube Creator Studio Classic. This feature isn’t available in YouTube Studio beta yet. If you’re in YouTube Studio beta (, select Creator Studio Classic in the left menu to follow these steps for YouTube Studio Beta.