The subtitling tool allows you to add and edit subtitles directly in the timeline on a special subtitle track or by using the new subtitle window. You can also import (SRT/ASS) and export (SRT) subtitles.
Three ways to add subtitle¶
Adding and editing text¶
Add or editing text either directly into the subtitle clip or in the subtitle window.
Adjust the length of subtitle¶
Grab the end of a subtitle with the mouse and lengthen or shorten it as needed. Set subtitle in/out can be achieved with the same shortcut as to set clip in/out (left/right parenthesis shortcut).
Split subtitle after first line¶
With this feature, you can cut the selected subtitle with the Razor Tool after the first line of the current track position. The first line becomes the left subtitle before the track position, and the rest becomes the right subtitle after the track position. It then selects the right-hand subtitle.
To enable this feature go to Split after first lineswitch to
Select the subtitle in the timeline that contains two lines. Click on the subtitle with the Razor-Tool X.
This makes it easier to split up subtitles, where you have a transcription with one subtitle per line. This comes from a couple of situations:
You have put the audio through an external transcription service
You are adding subtitles to a song that you have the lyrics for
The subtitles window allows easier editing and also makes it possible to easily navigate between subtitles with the < and > buttons
With the + button you can add subtitles
The scissors are mostly here for dividing subtitles: let’s say your subtitle text is too long and you want to make it two different subtitles. Put the cursor in the text widget where you want to cut and click the scissors, it will split the text between two different subtitle items. The scissors are only working when the playhead is over the subtitle itself.
The check-mark button adds the text to the subtitle
Character count and zoom¶
Character:: Character number at cursor position
total:: Total number of Character
Zoom in: Zoom into the edit window
Zoom out:Zoom out of the edit window
This is a global, simple subtitle styling possibility. It only allows one style for all subtitles of the project. Accessible through the „T drop“ icon in the subtitle edit widget.
SRT supports markup for: bold, italic, underline, text color and line break.
<b>text in boldface</b>
<i>text in italics</i>
<font color="#00ff00"> text in green</font>you can use the font tag only to change color.
And all combined:
<font color="#00ff00"><b><i><u>All combined</u></i></b></font>
Line break: Add on the end of each line a
<br>(for break). Now the
.srtfile is stored correct and reopened with the line break. The subtitle in the subtitle window will be all in 1 line after several save but the breaks is working.
Alt+Arrow jumps from subtitle to subtitle.
Import and export subtitle¶
Importing SRT, ASS, VTT and SBV subtitle file:
Exporting SRT subtitles only:
Allow overriding of detected codecs through a list of available codecs, and show a preview to make choice easier.
A spell check for subtitle is integrated and shows incorrect words by a red wiggly line. Right-click on the word and you get a list of possible words you can then choose by clicking on it.