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Hidden Features in Rev’s Captions Editor

hidden features in rev's captions editor

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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.

Automated Features

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

Hidden Features captions editor-atmospherics

Apply UK English spelling (“color” → “colour”)

Hidden Features Rev's Captions Editor (1)

Remove gaps between caption groups

Hidden Features Rev's Captions Editor (1)

Find and replace

Adjust the timing and placement of caption groups

Merge and split caption groups

Switch between formal and informal language

Check spelling

hidden features in rev's captions editor

Add burned-in captions to existing orders (not in the captions editor, but still handy)

Hidden Features Rev's Captions Editor

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!

open captions

Download options

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.

Rev Video Caption File Formats


Sharing Capabilities

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.

For step-by-step directions for using these particular features, read our Guide to the Rev Caption & Subtitle Editor or get started with ordering your captions.

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