The Amara Editor

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

How to sync subtitles
Syncing subtitles with the use of Amara editor is easy, but includes a few fine points that may make it a bit challenging for novice users. We strongly reco...
Fri, 24 Aug, 2018 at 5:21 PM
How do I erase all the existing timing?
If the subtitles you are editing have timing that is significantly off the audio track in your video, you may want to erase all the timing and sync subtitle...
Thu, 25 Sep, 2014 at 5:57 PM
How do I mark subtitles as complete?
Completed subtitles are labeled in the list of languages available for a video with a green or blue circle: You can mark your subtitles a...
Sun, 12 Oct, 2014 at 10:38 PM
Applying formatting to subtitles
You can split your subtitles into several lines to make them easier to read and to highlight selected words or sentences. To insert a line break into a...
Mon, 20 May, 2019 at 2:01 PM
Placing the subtitle at the top or the bottom of the screen
When you transcribe a video, all your subtitles are by default placed at the bottom of the video screen. However, in some cases it might be inconvenient - t...
Thu, 7 Feb, 2019 at 5:55 AM
How do I edit the video title and description?
To edit the title and description for a video, open the original language of the video for editing (this can be done by clicking Edit Subtitles button on th...
Thu, 29 May, 2014 at 10:42 PM
How do I translate video title and description?
While you are working on a translation, you may want to translate the video title and description as well. In the subtitle editor, click the pencil ...
Sun, 25 Jan, 2015 at 1:49 AM
How to quickly find the desired place in the video
If you are working on a long video, you may want to transcribe or translate it in several sessions. After you have started working on the video, saved your ...
Fri, 29 May, 2015 at 4:03 AM
Keyboard shortcuts available in the subtitle editor
While you are editing subtitles with the use of Amara editor, you may find that it is faster and easier to perform some repetitive actions with the use of k...
Fri, 29 May, 2015 at 4:46 AM
My user session timed out, what do I do?
If, while editing your subtitles, you leave the computer (or a browser tab with the subtitling editor open) idle without moving the mouse or hitting the key...
Thu, 29 May, 2014 at 10:42 PM