The Amara Editor

These articles describe how to use Amara's Transcription and Translation interface to create subtitles.

Starting a new transcript
When you open the subtitle editor for a video that has no subtitles yet, it will look as on the screenshot below: To start transcribing t...
Thu, 2 Oct, 2014 at 3:56 PM
Subtitle cell
Subtitle cell is a text entry field in the subtitle editor. Each subtitle cell contains the text that will appear on the video screen at a certain moment. Y...
Fri, 29 May, 2015 at 3:28 AM
How do I split a subtitle into two?
Place your cursor in the subtitle cell at the point where you want to split the text, and use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+ENTER. 
Fri, 18 May, 2018 at 12:08 PM
How do I merge two subtitles into one?
This feature has not been implemented yet. At this time, you can merge subtitles as follows: 1. Select the text in the latter subtitle and cut it. ...
Sat, 18 Apr, 2015 at 6:20 AM
How do I erase all the subtitle text?
When you are editing a subtitle set, you may want to erase and re-type the entire text - for example, if you are seeing a poor quality translation. You can ...
Thu, 29 May, 2014 at 10:42 PM
How do I delete subtitle cells?
You can delete any unwanted subtitles from the language you are editing. Hover the mouse on the Wrench icon in the left-hand part of the subtitle you wish t...
Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 at 7:35 AM
How do I add more subtitles to my subtitle set?
You can use a few different methods for adding more subtitles to the language you are editing. 1. Just type what you hear and press ENTER key to add...
Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 at 7:29 AM
How do I navigate up and down the subtitle set?
Since a large part of the screen space in the editor is occupied with the video player, help panel, and the progression panel, the remaining space for displ...
Sat, 18 Apr, 2015 at 6:47 AM
How do I save subtitles?
Click Save button in the top right-hand corner of the subtitling editor: This will save a new version for the video and language you have...
Sat, 24 Jan, 2015 at 1:42 PM
How do I restore unsaved subtitles after a computer crash?
While you are working on subtitles, you keep saving new versions on the server by clicking Save button. In between, your work gets automatically saved in th...
Wed, 30 Jul, 2014 at 7:18 AM