Hidden Features in Rev’s Captions Editor
At Rev, we guarantee 99% accuracy for our video captioning service, but we understand that as a customer, you may want to make small modifications to files before pushing them live. These modifications include editing the timing of captions so they appear on-screen longer, as well as fixing the spelling of complicated names or highly technical jargon. You may also want a simple way to preview the captions on your videos. With these workflow preferences in mind, our team built a robust captions editor that Rev customers have free access to.
We’ll walk you through some of the key features that customers have access to. If you’re not currently a Rev customer, you can test out the sandbox version of our captions editor. You can also find our full, comprehensive Caption Editor Guide here.
We’ve incorporated basic features into the captions editor such as draggable timing adjustments, editable caption groups, spell check, and find and replace to make proofreading easier and faster. We’ve also built in some pretty cool advanced features that are outlined below.
There are many common changes that Rev customers routinely make. We’ve automated these changes to be “single-click” to save you time. To create a more customized experience, personal preferences can be saved in the editor and automatically applied to your future captions orders:
Remove or adjust the formatting of atmospherics
Apply UK English spelling (“color” → “colour”)
Remove gaps between caption groups
Find and replace
Adjust the timing and placement of caption groups
Merge and split caption groups
Switch between formal and informal language
Add burned-in captions to existing orders (not in the captions editor, but still handy)
To order burned-in captions (open captions) for new orders, just check the “burned-in captions” box at checkout and you’ll receive a video with permanent, hard-coded captions added straight to your videos. Also available for foreign language subtitles!
Once you’re finished making adjustments to your captions in the editor, you can download several different file formats. Formats include common file types such as Subrip (.srt) files and more customized formats like Facebook-ready .srt files that are automatically named according to Facebook’s naming requirements.
If someone else needs to edit your captions, you can use the “share” feature to provide them with a link to access your captions and the editor. They’ll have editing access to that video only.