How to Edit Subtitles

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.
The number on the below right corner of each subtitle box shows the recommended character count per subtitle line. If it exceeds, the number will turn into negative red number. This is only the recommended character count per line so that the words will show on the canvas (preview) properly.



Adjust the timing

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

Use the stopwatches. The left stopwatch is the start time while the right stopwatch is the end time. Click the number beside the stopwatch icon to rewrite the timing.



If you click on the left stopwatch icon, the start time for that subtitle will be set on where the blue arrow is. Same thing applies for the right stopwatch icon.
You can click and drag the blue arrow on what time you want it to start/end, then click on the left/right 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.



Three ways to adjust the timing between two subtitle lines:

Adjust the timing only - Hover your mouse in between two subtitles, then left click and drag them. This will adjust the end time of the subtitle on the left and the start time of the subtitle on the right.

Move the words only - Hover your mouse in between two subtitles, then left click and hold CTRL button (Control in Mac) and drag to move the words. This will only move the words and the timings of the two subtitles will not change.

Move both the timing and the words - Hover your mouse in between two subtitles, then left click and hold ALT button (Option in Mac) and drag to move both the timing and the words. This will adjust and move both the timings and words of the two subtitles.

Make sure the timings of each subtitle will not overlap with the others as this may 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 subtiltes 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 subtitle boxes to see the blue "+" icon and click it to add new text. You can also click and drag the blue arrow and click the Add Subtitle button on the timeline. If you click the Add Subtitle while the blue arrow is on a subtitle, the subtitle will be split with the new added subtitle line.





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.

If you can’t see your subtitles clearly, zoom in your timeline by clicking the “+” beside the Fit timeline so you can see and select each subtitle on your timeline.

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.



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.