Our platform supports .vtt, .srt, and .edl exports. We also have a plug-in for Adobe Premiere.
VTT (Video Text Tracks) is modeled after SRT, and is essentially a newer version which accommodates text formatting, positioning, and rendering options (such as pop-up, roll-on, paint-on, etc.). VTT is the caption format used for HTML5 text track rendering, i.e. the editing of external text tracks. It is compatible with videos on cloud-based, HTML5 media players and video management systems.
SRT (SubRip Text format) is a widely used and broadly compatible subtitle format which contains the beginning and end times and the text for each subtitle. As a subtitle format, it displays
1. A number indicating which subtitle it is in the sequence.
2. The time that the subtitle should appear on the screen and then disappear.
3. The caption text.
4. A blank line indicating the start of a new subtitle. It is compatible with videos played on most media players.
EDL (Edit Decision List) is a much more niche file format used to pull key moments out of a transcript and connect them to the moments in which they occur in the video. The EDL file format specifies editing choices during production and includes the location of source video data and timecodes for when to use the video. An EDL is not the best choice for captioning an entire video, but it is of use for larger video editing projects as it allows the original project to be recreated in a separate editing system.
Which should I choose?
Depending on the video editing software you use, you may need one caption format instead of the other. We always suggest a quick Google search for more illustrative explanations, but hope this helps in the meantime.
Options for Exporting Captions:
When you have clicked Export and chosen the export format, you can change the default length of your subtitles by moving the slider to the left or right.
For more direct control, you can set subtitles to match the paragraphs of your Trint.
You can toggle speaker names on and off by checking the box shown below. Remember, you must have manually inserted speaker names in your Trint for them to show up in your exports.
You can also customize how speaker names are displayed further by having them inserted either to the left of the subtitle or above it or by inputting the names in all uppercase letters or as entered in your Trint.
Let our Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org know if you've got any further questions - they're always happy to help out!