The Subtitles page allows you to adjust the Default settings associated with each newly inserted subtitle as well as to configure the Zero Subtitle.
The dialog is sub divided into 3 sections:
Project Settings Subtitles Defaults
Enables the spellchecker and Proofing features for the language set regardless of the keyboard layout currently in use.
When System Default is selected, the proofing will continue working as usual, detecting the keyboard layout and activating the corresponding dictionary.
Defaults (common for all modes) – You can choose which font, text alignment, box and outline presentation style will be used by default, when creating a new subtitle.
If you choose Teletext mode here you can assign a default Double text height.
Note for Right-to-Left languages: "Left" in the alignment box means the default language writing direction and "Right" is the opposite one.
This way, when working in Arabic, Farsi or Hebrew you need to select Left and then click "Right to Left" checkbox.
When subtitling a dialogue it is often required to make the text center-left aligned. The longest line is centered and the other lines are justified to its left edge.
With the Auto Centered Left Alignment option you can automate this process.
When it is set on if the subtitle is centered and a "-" or "–" character is inserted at the beginning of the line, the alignment is automatically switched to centered-left.
Note: You can change these settings for an already existing file but they will not affect existing subtitles. These default settings will only apply towards the new subtitles created after the changes were made.
If you wish to change them for existing subtitles you will have to use the Titles/Format command.
Some of the traditional formats like 890 and PAC can preserve both foreground and background colors while other like SRT support only foreground. On top of that there are other formats that are typically exported when EZTitles is working in Open/Native or Digital Cinema mode (WebVTT , the different types of Timed Text based file) that can replicate the two of them.
Enable background color in Open/Native and Digital Cinema Modes enables background colors to be viewed and displayed when EZTitles is switched in Open/Native or Digital Cinema modes. It is intended to ease the process of using more traditional subtitling formats (EBU STL, PAC, 890, etc) and converting them to other formats.
When the option is enabled the background color will be exported automatically in the following formats: PAC, Unicode PAC, 890, EBU STL (Teletext lvl1 and lvl2), WebVTT, TTTML1/TTML2, IMSC1/IMSC 1.1, EBU-TT v1.0 and EBU-TT v1.1, SMPTE-TT Subtitles.
The first subtitle in a file is numbered as 0 and usually contains information about the subtitled video material – title, author, etc. This subtitle will not show during the viewing process, therefore there is a convention for the subtitle to have in/out cues 00:00:00:00/00:00:00:08 which can be changed in this subsection. The subtitle numbered as 0 is never broadcasted. You can also choose not to use Zero Subtitle at all.
In order to facilitate the filling-out of the zero subtitle and to prevent involuntary mistakes, the program provides you with zero subtitle templates.
With this section you can choose the template to be used with your project. In order to avoid errors, templates are prepared by an editor or by the system administrator.
For more information about creating and editing the templates please check the Zero Subtitle Templates topic.