Our topic of interest today is what gaps are and how we can reduce the flashing of subtitles caused by them.
- Small Gaps - When there is a 0.5 seconds or less distance separating two segments.
- Mini-Gaps - When there is a 0.1 second distance separating two segments. These can usually be seen at 100% zoom and are very noticeable when zoomed in over 150%.
- Micro-Gaps - When there is less than a 0.1 second distance separating two segments. These are rarely seen at 100% zoom and are usually only visible at a 200% or more zoom.
So what’s the best way to remove the gaps? Think of the ends of each segments as having sticky tape on the ends. The only way to use the sticky tape is to use the keyboard shortcut keys (CTRL + ↑→↓← ) and move the segment to the right and left, pushing the other segment over. Once this segment has been “pushed”, it will join with your selected segment. Now you can move your segment back into its original position and the gap will be removed.
Please watch the following tutorial for a demonstration: