New in version 20.12.0.


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.

3 ways to add subtitle

  • Menu

    • Project ‣ Subtitle ‣ Add Subtitle

  • Keyboard

    • Shift + S adds a subtitle.

  • Icon and Mouse

    • Click Add Subtitle icon in the Timeline Toolbar to open the subtitle track in the timeline.

    • Double-click in the subtitle track to add a subtitle.

    • Click Add Subtitle in the timeline ruler context menu.

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).

Subtitle window

subtitle window
  • The subtitles window allows easier editing and also makes it possible to easily navigate between subtitles with the Left and Right buttons.

  • With the plus sign button, you can add subtitles.

  • The scissors are mostly here for divide subtitles: let’s say your subtitle text is too long and you want to make it 2 different subtitles. Put the cursor in the text widget where you want to cut and click the scissors, it will split the text between 2 different subtitle items. The scissors are only working when the playhead is over the subtitle itself.

  • The tick button adds the text to the subtitle.

Style subtitle

New in version 22.08.

subtitle style

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.

Import and export subtitle

New in version 22.08: Allows importing .vtt (Web Video Text Tracks) and .sbv (YouTube) files.

Importing SRT, ASS, VTT and SBV subtitle file: Project ‣ Subtitles ‣ Import Subtitle File

Exporting SRT subtitles only: Project ‣ Subtitles ‣ Export Subtitle File


SRT supports markup for: bold, italic, underline, text color and line break.

  • <b>text in boldface</b>

  • <i>text in italics</i>

  • <u>text underlined</u>

  • <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 .srt file 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.

New in version 21.04.0.

Spelling check

Spelling 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 choose by click on it.

Spell check