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Video To Text

Convert your video clip to text using our AI. It's easy to subtitle & convert video to text blogs or transcripts.

Video To Text
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Extract text from your video

With Motionbox you can easily convert whatever video clip into text that can be used for subtitling the video, you can also use the generated text for written content. Motionbox is the perfect tool for accessibility and repurposing content.
Extract text from your video

How to convert video to text

It only takes three steps to become a content wizard. Move faster than the competition with less pain.

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1Upload Video

Simply drag and drop your video anywhere in the editor. It will use a local copy of the video file until it's fully uploaded. Depending on the file size and internet connection this can take a moment, be patient.

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2Convert From Video to Text

Once your video is fully uploaded you will be able to transcribe it in the cloud using our AI. Click on the clip and look to the button on the right side in the toolbar labeled automatically subtitle.

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3Select Text & Download

Once it's finished transcribing the text will overlay the video, you can style it and burn it into the video for captions or you can download the text by clicking edit subtitles and downloading the .srt file!

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Why convert a video to text?

Here are some ideas and reasons why you should be getting text content from your videos.


Creating lots of content can be time consuming, and with repurposing existing content for different mediums it can give you tons of content with less effort. This means more ways to connect with potential customers in a fraction of the amount of work it would take creating something from scratch each time.


When converting your video to text we store the text in the data and give you an option to use our video editing tool to overlay the text on top of video or images. You can style the captions to be beautiful using our library of Google fonts, and you can use the highlighter style so it pops on social media.


Not only does the text from the video give you marketing leverage for consumers with their volume off on mobile phones but it also lets you engage with hard of hearing people as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does it take to convert video from text?
    Our AI software needs to analyze the entire video end to end to be able to generate text. It's been optimized over the years and works fast but do expect it to take 0.5s - 1s per 1s of video. This means a 1 minute video could take 45 seconds - 1 minute to transcribe. Press the button and do something else for a few moments, it'll be worth it, trust me writing captions from scratch is not fun and will take you 5x the time.
  • What video formats are supported?
    Motionbox supports all major file types, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPE, MPG4, OGG, AVI, Facebook Video, GIF, Instagram Story Video
  • Can I convert video to text for free?
    You absolutely can we allow you to render for free, even though it costs us money we want you to be able to create without major barriers. The one thing we do ask is you use the video with our watermark so we can promote the video to attract paying customers so we can stay in business forever.
Aaron Patton a Motionbox Customer

To keep my audience engaged and excited for the weekly episodes I use Motionbox to promote the content. It's super easy to trim my podcast and add a visualizer.

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Melissa Buening a Motionbox Customer

Motionbox helped me create short clips of longer videos that were perfect for sharing as social media posts for my client's campaign. The built-in subtitle feature and progressbar worked great. I even used the subtitle feature to quickly generate copy from the longer videos so that I could also create blog posts! It saved me so much time. If I could use Motionbox to create top-notch content for my client who is a Super Bowl champion, then I'd say it's a superb tool!

Melissa Buening

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Joy Ofodu a Motionbox Customer

I love using Motionbox for the automatic captions. When I make videos It's important that I have various sizes and they're accessible.

Joy Ofodu

Creator @instagram

Creating videos with Motionbox has been a delightful experience.

Motionbox is the best online video editing tool jam packed with tons of features to help you rule the internet.

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