Here are a few things to know about the Caption Editor as well as some frequently asked questions:
- If you are using an audio-only file the positioning and justification features will not work as expected since the SCC grid uses video to handle its size and scale.
1. What can I do in the editor?
The Caption Editor is an advanced tool that allows you to manipulate your captions as you see fit giving the user full control of the final output. A brief list of functionality is listed below:
- Alter caption text
- Alter caption start and end times
- Add/Delete a caption
- Change caption positioning
- Split or Adjust caption segments
- Change caption font, color, background color
- Change caption alignment (left, center, right justified)
- Add styling like italics and underline to captions.
- View translated captions side by side with the original language
2. Can I change the frame rate being used?
The Caption Editor defaults to the framerate detected in your media. If the system is unable to properly detect the frame rate it defaults to 29.97 DF. You can change what frame rate is being used by clicking the gear icon and choosing General. There are several other frame rate options there, as well as the ability to display the time in milliseconds.
3. Are there keyboard shortcuts?
Yes, you don't have to always use your mouse to interact with the Caption Editor. You can see a list of the available keyboard shortcuts by clicking the gear icon, choosing Project Settings and clicking the Keyboard Shortcut tab. You can also edit the shortcuts to something more familiar to you.
4. Navigation Bar / Text Styling Bar
The video player's nav controls:
The video player's navigation controls:
Back to start
Positioning grid - displays the grid for optimal caption placement.
Spectrogram zoom in
Spectrogram zoom out
Shot change highlighting – Turns shot change indicators on the spectrogram on /off
Text Styling and Other Controls:
The Caption Editor is packed with tools that allow users a high level of customization and control. Users can search/find/replace the text of the project, change the caption font, color, background color, justification, add symbols (… — § ™ © Ⓡ ♪), and split/adjust caption segments. Simply highlight the word(s) or an entire segment to make the desired styling changes.
Split or Adjust Caption Segments:
Click into the captions where you'd like the split made and select Split. You can also move single words or entire cations above or below by moving your cursor to the desired position and selecting the Left or Right arrow buttons. If you make a mistake, you can quickly undo any changes by pressing Control+Z (Command+Z on Mac).
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