How do I edit my burned-in captions?
Once your caption order has been completed, you can review, customize, or reprocess your burned-in captions video using the following steps:
- Select your file from your My Files page to open it up in our customer editor
- Click the download button in the top right of the customer editor (you'll see a popup that has the SRT and Video file formats checked listed)
- Remove the SRT file format (click on the x) so only "Video" remains
- Select customize, then click next
That will then take you to the burned-in caption customization options. The options you have available are:
- Font type
- Font size
- Font Color
- Helvetica Neue
- Lucinda Grande
- Noto Sans
- Open Sans
- Times New Roman
Note for Subtitle Orders: Not all listed fonts are available in each language, if ordering Foreign Subtitles.
The font color palette will display three default color options: Black, White, and Yellow. It will also include a hex value input field for users who want a specific color.
The position of the text on your burned-in video can be adjusted to align to the top, middle, and bottom of your video. You'll also be able to justify the text to the left, center, or right of the video. Please note, the positional options will apply to all your captions and individual caption placement is not yet an option for our burned-in captions.
This short clip shows the various positional options:
- None (no background color)
- Outline (text is outlined in the selected color)
- Wrap (caption group has a container in the selected color)
The background color palette will display three default color options: Black, White, and Grey. It will also include a hex value input field.
The default settings for Rev’s open captions and subtitles are Noto Sans. The font will be white with 50% opacity black wrapped background, and the size will be determined by the dimensions of your video.
Select your preferences, then, once you're done making changes, click on Generate Video to reprocess the burned-in caption file.
You may also set your preference for all Burned In Caption orders via the Order Preferences section of your Account Settings. Please note this applies to any future orders once added and will not change the settings of any active or completed orders.
The burned-in video will not be downloaded instantaneously like the other caption output formats; instead, you will be notified via email once your burned-in video is ready, which takes roughly one-fifth of the length of the video (i.e. a 10-minute video may take about 2 minutes to burn the captions in).
For more information on how to download files from your completed caption order, see this article.
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