Recut

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Recut

With the Recut option you can shift forward or backward the time-code of a selected block of subtitles.

This may be needed to adjust manually captured cues or to compensate for errors in capturing or setting the video file’s timecode.

 Recut Subtitles dialog


Recut Subtitles dialog

After the Recut window opens up you can still freely navigate through the file to locate the desired points. Once the wanted timecode or subtitle are found you can use the Copy button to get the Time-code or Subtitle number into the corresponding edit box. For example, if you want to Recut by one Reference point, you need to simply open the Recut menu, select the reference subtitle first (locate the subtitle and press next to the subtitle number edit) then enter the new timecode for this subtitle and click the Recut button.

Include both subtitle tracks - the option will be displayed only when the project contains subtitles in the Main and Secondary tracks. Respectively, after activating it the Recut operation will be applied simultaneously to the respective subtitles in both the Main and Secondary tracks. When performing Recut by Reference Timecode, Reference Point or Two reference points options, the offset will be calculated between the selected reference point and the first subtitle in the main and secondary tracks.

Move by

Shift the time code forward (increment) if a positive value is entered and backward (decrement) if negative value is entered.

The Move By operation can affect both the In- and Out-cues of the subtitles, their In-cues only or their Out-cues only depending on the selected in drop-down menu option:

In- & Out-cues

Offsets both the in- and out-cues of the subtitles in the selected range.

In-cue only

Offsets just the in-cues of all subtitles in the selected range.
Please mind, that subtitles which are chained on the min. interval from each other, previous subtitle out is on the min. interval from next subtitle in, will be moved together regardless of the selected option.

Out-cue only

Offsets just the out-cues of all subtitles in the selected range.
Please mind, that subtitles which are chained on the min. interval from each other, previous subtitle out is on the min. interval from next subtitle in, will be moved together regardless of the selected option.

Not chained Out-cues only

Offsets just the out-cues of subtitles that are not chained on the min.interval from the next subtitle.

In other words, it enables you to shift only the in-, out- or both in- and out-cues of the subtitles. Please mind, that subtitles which are chained on the min. interval from each other, previous subtitle out is on the min. interval from next subtitle in, will be moved together regardless of the selected option.

Reference Timecode

The option to recut by Reference Timecode works similarly to the Move By one - selected subtitles will be moved by the difference between Ref. TC and New TC, but it wouldn't be necessary to calculate what the specific value of Recut Timecode should be by hand.

Reference Point

Moves all timecodes forward or backward so the selected subtitle’s in-cue matches the specified timecode.

Two Reference Points

There are two reference points that should be specified before executing the command. The subtitles are rearranged in a way that the first and the second subtitle’s in-cues match the specified timecodes. It is recommended that the first subtitle is somewhere at the beginning of the movie and the second one is at the end. This method can be used for timecode or frame-rate conversion if these parameters are unknown for the original file.