2 Questions About Subtitles
by Cary Sidhom on Dec 14, 2009 at 3:52:59 am
Hello, I've got two hopefully quick questions about subtitling.
1 - How would I go about adding the musical notes when lyrics are being sung? I do this in TV Closed Captioning and see it in some DVDs I have watched. I cannot for the life of me figure it out or even find a solid answer about this with searching.
2 - Is there a way to do multiple subtitles at the same time in DVDStudio? Again, this is something I do in TV Closed Captioning and have seen it done in DVDs before.
For example at the exact same time
John says "Today is a beautiful day" and Bob says "I love alphabet soup"
I want to put John's comments on the left hand side and Bob's comments on the right side at the exact same time. Is it possible?
Re: 2 Questions About Subtitles by Jason Livingston on Dec 14, 2009 at 7:34:46 pm
1 - You should be able to do this if you select a font that contains the music note as one of the characters (see the "Show Character Viewer" in OSX input prefs for more info).
2 - You can't do this in DVDSP's subtitles editor or using plain STL files, but if you use more powerful subtitling software like CPC's MacCaption and export STL + TIFs, then you have much more creative freedom for how the subtitles are positioned (including split lines and multiple layers if you wish).