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Amara Editor: Caption a video

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    The Amara subtitle editor
    is a simple and fun to use platform.
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    In this video we'll show you
    how to use it to transcribe.
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    Before you get started
    make sure to check out
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    the Subtitling Guidelines, over here.
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    Generally, the guidelines include;
    having less than 42 characters,
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    are less than two lines,
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    and remain visible
    long enough to be read.
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    More information on guidelines
    can be found here.
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    To transcribe, click on the Tab key
    to play the video
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    and type what you hear in the box.
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    Press the Tab key at any point
    to pause the video,
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    and use Shift+Tab to skip back.
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    To create a new subtitle line,
    press Enter.
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    If your current subtitle is too long,
    use Shift+Enter to split the subtitle
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    into two lines in the same subtitle cell,
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    or, use Ctrl+Enter to split
    the subtitle into two subtitle cells.
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    You can also upload a subtitle file
    directly into the Editor, over here.
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    Once you have typed everything
    you can sync the subtitles to the video.
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    Click on the start syncing button
    and it will bring up the timeline.
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    Play your video from the top
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    and use the down and up arrows
    to set the timing.
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    The down arrow sets
    the start of the subtitles
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    and the up arrow sets the end.
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    Continue until you finish syncing
    the timing of all the subtitles.
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    To readjust the timing,
    drag the subtitles on the timeline.
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    Once you're done syncing,
    time to review!
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    Go back and watch carefully for any typos,
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    missing information or wrong timing.
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    Also, pay attention to where
    the subtitles are on the screen,
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    you can drag and drop the subtitles
    to where you want them to be.
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    Congratulations, you've finished
    your first subtitle transcription!
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    To learn more about
    how to use the Amara Editor
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    check out the links
    in the description box below,
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    or leave us a comment.
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    Thank you for watching
    and Happy Subtitling!
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Amara Editor: Caption a video
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Video Language:
English
Team:
Volunteer
Duration:
02:03

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