The Timing Tools icon is located above the subtitles you are editing in the middle panel of the Amara Editor. Click the clock icon to view the available actions in a drop-down menu.


Screenshot of Amara Editor with Timing Tools menu highlighted


Copy Timing  

Copies start and end times from the reference subtitles (left panel) and applies them to the subtitles you are editing (middle panel). Learn more >>

 

Hide or Show Timeline

Hides or shows the timeline below the video player. You can use the timeline to add or modify timing for your subtitles. If you do not want to view or use the timeline, you can hide it at any time.  In syncing mode, hiding the timeline switches you to typing mode. Learn more >>


Clear Timing

Erases all the start and end times of the subtitles you are editing in the middle panel. You can only erase timing for the unsaved version in the Amara Editor. Earlier versions of the subtitles are not affected. Learn more >>

 

Shift subs forward

Shifts subtitles forward in time. Clicking this option opens a dialog box that asks you to input the start time and shift time. You can shift all of your subtitles or choose a time to start the shift. Enter the amount of time you want to shift your subtitles and click “Shift.”

 

Note: Subtitles can only be shifted within the duration time of the video. Shift amounts must be positive.


Shift subs backward

Deletes subtitles in a time range and shifts all subtitles that come afterwards. Clicking this option opens a dialog box that asks you to input the start time and shift time. Subtitles are shifted backward by the duration between the start and end of the time range.




Special feature: Timeline Right-Click

You can hide the timeline or shift your subtitles by right-clicking on your timeline and choosing from the menu.

Detail screenshot of the timeline right-click menu

Clicking either shift option will open the same dialog boxes you can access from the Timing Tools (clock icon) menu. Once you hide the timeline, you will have to open Timing Tools and click "Show Timeline" to show it again.


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