Project Settings

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Project Settings

When EZConvert is started for the first time, the Project Settings dialog is displayed on top. Here you can initialize various settings in accordance to the job you'd like to do.

It is recommended that you have the correct settings before importing your file. There is no specific rules for that but in general your settings should meet the output requirements.

For example if you are going to export a Closed Captions file you should set the project type to Closed Captions.

If you don't want the Project Settings window to be opened every time the program is started you can switch it off from the "Show on startup" check box.

Later you can summon the project settings at any time by using the button on the toolbar.

The Project Settings window contains several pages. Following is a brief description of them:


General project parameters like the project type, video standard, time code format, mode of operation (Native, PAC, 890), etc..

Safe Area

Adjust the Safe Area boundaries to fit your project requirements. They are also used as margins when image export is required.


Select the font you are going to use and some other parameters like size, boldness, horizontal scale factor, spacing, etc.


Select additional effects like box and outline colors, opacity, anti-aliasing, etc. The Effects page is only available for Open/Native or Digital Cinema projects.

Reading Speed

From here you can change the reading speed calculation method and adjust its parameters.


Set up values for minimum, maximum duration and minimum interval between subtitles.

Presentation Style

Select the global presentation style you want for the subtitles - boxed, striped, outlined, etc.