THE SEGMENTER 101 PROJECT
Art Of Segmenting
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Segmenters are contributors in viki.com along with the channel managers, language moderators, and subbers that makes up a team in a drama channel.
The job of a Segmenter — is to cut segments in a video to match the speaker and nonspeaking areas of a video. The segments are the foundation for the subtitles.
SEGMENTING MAY SOUND LIKE A SIMPLE TASK TO DO, BUT IN REALITY, IT IS NOT.
The difficulty is in synchronizing the timing of the speaker (voice segment) and/or non-speaking areas (gap, signs, text on cellphones, etc) of the video to a segment. The moment one hears the actor speak, the subtitles should appear at the same moment.
The length of time the subtitle remains on the screen for the viewer to complete reading the subtitles, is also important. The more you practice, the better you get at using your instinct, reflexes, and improving your segmenting techniques.