Editing a clip

In the showreel editor carousel, clips are labeled with the clip title input when the clip was created and the clip length. Click any clip in the carousel to access the clip editor.

The clip title is for reference and it does not appear in the generated showreel. To edit the clip title, edit the text in the Clip Title field and click checkmark icon Confirm.

Editing the clip transcript

The showreel editor displays the text transcript of the clip. If the clip is in a language other than English, by default the spoken word transcript displays in the Native tab. Click the English tab to view the translation transcript.

Subtitles in a showreel are generated from the transcript text. If you set Generation configuration to include native or English subtitles, edit the transcript of a clip so the subtitles match the spoken word.

Editing transcript text in the Showreel editor does not update the original media transcript.

To edit the subtitle text in the transcript:

  1. In the transcript field, click Edit icon so the button changes color.
  2. Click on a word to edit in the transcript. This opens the text editor area beneath the transcript field.
  3. Edit the cue point text in the text editor.
  4. Click Save.
    Important: Transcript edits do not save if you do not click Save before clicking to a different cue point.
  5. Click another line of transcript to open a new cue point in the text editor. Click Save after you edit each cue point.
  6. Click Edit icon to close the transcript text editor.

The following video shows how to edit subtitles in the Showreel editor.

Adding text overlay

To add text on the clip, click Add Text Overlay to extend the text overlay editor.

If you have saved Styling configuration settings, these settings replace the platform defaults.

  • Text Overlay — Input the text that appears on the clip.
  • Font — Select a font. Arial font is default.
  • Font Size — Select a font size. Type in a value between 20-100 or use the up and down arrows. Size 40 font is default.
  • Text Colour — Select a text color using the color picker or type in the color hex code. White text color is default.
  • Text Background — Select a text background color using the color picker or type in the color hex code. Black text background color is default.
  • Transparency — Select text background color transparency. 100% transparency is default, alternatives are 50% and 0% transparency.

  • Text Position — Select text placement on the clip.
    • Choose Top, Middle or Bottom of the screen. By default, Middle is selected.
      Note: When Subtitles are selected, a warning appears on every clip with text overlay set in the Bottom region. Bottom region text overlaps with subtitle placement. Set text overlay to the Top or Middle region.
    • Choose Left aligned icon Left, Center aligned icon Center or Right aligned icon Right aligned. By default, Center aligned icon Center is selected.
  • Text Duration — Move the sliders to set the length of time the text appears on the clip. By default, duration is the full length of the clip.
    Tip: Take read rate into account when determining Text Duration. Read rate is the approximate amount of time it take to read text. Time yourself reading the text to determine a read rate

Click Save to save the text overlay and styling.

Editing clip length

There are three ways to edit the start or end time of a clip.

  1. Drag and drop

    1. Click the clip start or end marker on the player so it turns purple (edit mode).

    2. Drag the clip marker to the desired location.

    3. Click outside of the video player to exit edit mode.

  2. Edit the timestamp

    1. Click the start or end timestamp.

    2. Click the section of the timestamp you want to edit. The timestamp is in the format hh:mm:ss:mmm (hours:minutes:seconds:microseconds).

    3. Type in the desired adjustment.

    4. Click outside of the timestamp field to exit edit mode.

  3. Keyboard shortcuts

    1. Click the clip start or end marker on the player so it turns purple (edit mode).

    2. On your keyboard, tap the left arrow key to move the marker 1 second to the left or right arrow key to move the marker 1 second to the right. Tap as many times as needed.

    3. Click outside of the video player to exit edit mode.