Subtitles are critical to some viewers’ enjoyment of a title. Whether it is because of language issues or hearing issues, subtitles serve a critical function. That’s why Subtitle Edit is such a powerful piece of software for digital media specialists.
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The Software Review
If you produce a lot of video that requires subtitles, then you know how important the software you use can be.
Subtitle Edit makes your life easier by making the process of adding subtitles to a video simple, intuitive, and quick.
But it isn’t just creating subtitles.
You can also sync up subtitles that already exist. The program makes this process easy, intuitive, and as quick and painless as possible. Pretty much everything can be handled with just a few clicks of the mouse.
You can adjust them if you need to do that. Or you can even translate them from one language to another.
Converting one subtitle format to another is also remarkably easy. Subtitle Edit has support for over 200 different subtitle file formats with SubRib, MicroDVD, Advanced Sub Station Alpha as well as Sub Station Alpha. It also includes compatibility with D-Cinema, SAMI, and youtube sbv among its biggest.
If you are translating from one language to another, you can use the built-in Google Translate option. The efficacy of this is largely up to the question you choose. With Spanish to English, for example, Google Translate does way better than it does if it has to translate between languages that use different scripts.
There is even a karaoke production option for music videos that makes it easy for your to make your own karaoke reel at home.
The built-in video player and audio visualizer also helps you sync up subtitles with on-screen movements as well as check your work once you are finished.
In terms of language barriers, the program is available in pretty much every major language in the world. You should be able to find a version of Subtitle Edit in your native language without any issue whatsoever. Of course, the reasoning behind this is quite simple.
As one of the premier subtitle editing programs out there, Subtitle Edit knows that it has to be able to work with digital media producers all over the world if it truly wants to hold the title of standard bearer.
That said, simply being supportive of one language doesn’t mean that it is as robust in that language as in others.
The basic UI doesn’t change much between languages with the basic functions easily accessible and within reach.
The help menu does an excellent job of explaining what the program can do and how you can do it. Really, it is geared towards semi-professional users but the layperson should have no issue getting the hang of using Subtitle Edit.
With vast support for every major subtitle format out there, Subtitle Edit is the jack of all trades when it comes to text editing in video and is a must-download for digital media creatives and people who work with a lot of video.