How to Edit Subtitles

This feature is available for all plans.

In this article, we will show you different ways on how you can edit the subtitles as well as the different styles you can apply for it.

Click on the Subtitles tab to see each subtitle track, select, and edit them.

Adjust the timing

There are two ways to adjust the timing of each subtitle:

Use the stopwatches. The In stopwatch is the start time while the Out stopwatch is the end time. These represent as the time in and out of the subtitle lines. Click the number beside the stopwatch to rewrite the timing.

If you click on the In stopwatch, the start time for that subtitle will be set on where the blue arrow or the timeline cursor is. Same thing applies for the Out stopwatch.
You can click and drag the timeline cursor on what time you want it to start/end, then click on the In/Out stopwatch to set it accordingly.

Click and drag the edges of each subtitle on the timeline to adjust the start/end time of each subtitle.

Make sure the timings of each subtitle will not overlap with each other as this will cause some problems with the subtitle file. If the start and end time of the subtitle are the same, it will not be seen on the video.

Subtitle Delay

Use the Shift feature. On Subtitles tab > click on Options then enter the seconds to delay or move forward the subtitles then click on Shift button to apply.

Shifting subtitles only work for all the subtitles from the start which means you cannot shift from a different time within the project.

Add Subtitle Line
To add another line, hover your mouse in between two lines and click Add Line button.

You can also click and drag the timeline cursor and click the Add Subtitle button on the timeline. If you click the Add Subtitle while the timeline cursor is on a subtitle, the subtitle will be split with the new added subtitle line.

Merge Lines
To merge two subtitle lines, hover your mouse in between two lines and click Merge button.

You can also merge the lines by holding the left click on your mouse while selecting the lines then click on Merge.

You can only merge lines that are one after another.

Using Shortcut keys
You can use the Backspace key to merge the lines or click on Enter key to enter or move the word/phrase to the next line.
Click on Shift + Enter keys to enter words/phrases within the subtitle row.
You can use the Up and Down arrow keys to move around the lines you want to edit.

Delete a Subtitle
To delete a subtitle, click on the trash icon or right click on the subtitle and click on Delete.

Split a Subtitle
To split a subtitle, put the blue arrow on where you want to split the subtitle and click the Split button on the timeline or right click on the subtitle and click on Split. You can also hover on the line and click the Auto Split button to automatically split the subtitle line.

The auto split button will only show for subtitle lines that are too long or exceeding the recommended character count per line.

Resize the Subtitle
Click the subtitle, then click and drag the the white dots on the edges to resize. You can click drag your subtitle anywhere you want to place them on the video. You can also resize the subtitles on the Styles tab.

Subtitle Styles

Below is an image that shows the different styles you can edit for your subtitles. You can click on any of them to change it. Once you made a change, it will apply to all the subtitles.

Subtitle Styles

Font Style. Click and scroll down to choose your preferred font style. If you added a font asset, you will be able to see and choose them.
Font Size. You can choose the font size from 18px to 96x (you can edit it lower than 18px).
Text Color. Choose the color of the text of your subtitles from the Color Picker or Palettes. You can also put a HEX and HSL color codes.
Bold/Italic. Select if you want your subtitles to show as Bold or Italic style.
Subtitle Alignment. Choose on where to align your subtitles on the subtitle box.
Letter Spacing and Line Height. Select to edit and set your preferred letter spacing and line height.
Letter Case. Select your preferred letter case for your subtitles
Effect type. Click and scroll down to choose your preferred effect. The boxes below is the preview of the effects.
Effect Background Color. Same with color of text but this applies on the color of the background of your selected Effect.

The styles of the subtitles will apply to all the lines. Right now, the editor does not support changing the styles per line.

Some other notes
The orange words are marked as the Low-Confidence Word which are the words the editor is not sure that were correctly transcribed.
The CPL (Characters Per Line) will show and will turn in red if the recommended character count per subtitle line exceeds. The negative number is the count it exceeded. This is only the recommended character count per line so that the words will show on the canvas (preview) properly.
If you can’t see your subtitles clearly on the timeline, zoom in your timeline by clicking the “+” beside the Fit tab.
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