Subtitler:Full Screen Tool
The Full Screen tool presents the Preview as full screen on the computer. This allows to do soft subtitling, eg. subtitling a film with a video projector. The window is black and the subtitle at the top, so that the videoprojector does overlap the filmprojector only partially. The Full Screen shows the subtitles only as they are rendered in the Preview, eg. white on black.
The subtitle file must have timecode comments. The Full Screen window works as a player with keyboard control. On the bottom, you can see some status messages: On the left, the current timecode and the speed, on the right the text and timecode of the next title to be displayed.
The following keys control the Full Screen
- H: Hide or show bottom controls
- J: play backward 100% and faster
- JK: play backward at 25% speed
- K: stop
- KL: play forward at 25% speed
- L: play forward at 100% and faster
- A: Go to previous cut
- S: Go to next cut
Note: Behaviour of A and S is different from the spotting shortcut, where you navigate to previous title or next title. This allows to show black between titles.
- ESC: toggle the status betweeen full screen and a normal window. This allows you to move the tool into another screen and make it full screen there.
- Select the menu command Tools:Full Screen
- Press the Escape key
- Move the window to the second screen
- Press again the Escape key
The starting timecode position is the position of the movie, if a movie is available. If there is no movie, it is the selected title in the titlelist.
You have two methods to command the titles.
- Either you click the Full Screen Tool and use the shortcuts.
- Or you move the cursor in the subtitler document, from where you opened the tool. This allows you to show subtitles without spotting.
Note: The preview in the document will not update because the update message is now sent to the Full Screen tool.
Note: Only the document from where you opened the tool will send titles to the tool. You cannot switch on the fly between the documents, but must choose the Tools:Full Screen for the new document.
To close the Full Screen Tool, use the close box or the menu command File:Close.