With subtitle presets you can define various configurations regarding the subtitling including the spotting rules, and how the subtitles are displayed for different platforms and uses. You can define multiple subtitle presets at a production level. For configuring subtitle presets, you need Production Administrator or Admin rights. Navigate to Subtitle Editor to get started.
By default, Limecraft uses the BBC style guide. You can modify the timing or styling requirements by editing the existing subtitle preset or create a new preset. Read further to find out how.
Click on 'Add subtitle preset' to start creating a new preset. Give a descriptive name and an optional description for the subtitle preset. The name should be short as it will be shown in the preset picker in the subtitler when creating a new subtitle.
Define how the subtitles are displayed
The first step is to define how your subtitles are displayed in the player.
With the region configuration you can define where the subtitles appear on the video frame. This section lists the available regions you can choose from in the Subtitle Editor, Top region and Bottom region. You can change their position and size here.
The black rectangle below is the preview area which represents your video frame.
There are three buttons below the preview area which let you change the subtitle preview to better correspond to your intended material. You can change the text in the preview area, pick an image to use as a preview, and change the aspect ratio from the default 16:9 to one of your choosing.
Note: changes made with these buttons do not result in changes in the production preset settings. They are only used to change the preview, and the default preview is restored after refresh.
You can drag and resize the regions (cyan rectangles) to your desired settings.
Another option to set the position and the size of the regions is by configuring the values below. The values are given in percentages relative to the video frame size. Changing these values will immediately update the preview area.
With X and Y you can change the position of the top left corner of the region.
X=0% will put the lift side of the region at the left side of the video frame.
X=100% will put the left side of the region at the right side of the video frame (outside the visible area)
Y=0% will put the top side of the region at the top side of the video frame.
Y=100% will put the top side of the region at the bottom side of the video frame (outside the visible area)
Font allows you to select the font if custom fonts have been configured in the production with request to email@example.com..
Note: The default font is Arial. If you wish to use other fonts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have the production configure with custom font files!
This is how it is shown in the Subtitle Editor.
In this section, you can define the spotting rules or timing of the subtitles for a particular preset.
Character limits defines the maximum number of characters that a single line of a subtitle can contain. The automatic subtitler tries to respect this limit, but allows going up to the hard limit when necessary.