Do you use punctuation in subtitles?
Subtitling rarely uses periods. However, exclamation points and question marks are important if you want to keep the context clear. Commas, colons, semicolons, or apostrophes, makes phrases intelligible and emphasize ideas in the script. Think about reading a text without any punctuation.
What is the best Colour for subtitles?
White is a fairly common color in video and in life so it’s not surprising that light colored backgrounds often make white subtitles hard to read. Often changing your subtitle color to yellow (another common sub color) is enough to do the trick. We recommend playing around with this.
Should subtitles be centered?
– Subtitles should be centered-justified and centered on-screen at all times. – 2 subtitle lines maximum, if you can’t fit it in, make a new title!
What is the longest a subtitle line should be Ted?
To ensure viewers can read your subtitles with ease, stick to these guidelines:When a subtitle is longer than 42 characters, break it into two lines.Never use more than two lines per subtitle.Keep broken lines as close in length as possible.Keep ‘linguistic wholes’ together when breaking lines.
What is the standard subtitle font?
Common fonts for subtitles include Arial, Calibri, Cambria, Times New Roman – all of the standard, document-style fonts that you’re used to seeing everywhere else. Most places where you can make subtitles let you use any of these standard font types and select the one that works best for your video.
What size should subtitles be?
Standard Definition: Arial Narrow font, size 30 linear or 34 anamorphic, with a ghost box enclosing each line of text separately; no outline. High Definition: Arial Narrow Latin 45A 1080, with the ghost box and no outline.