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Ignacio HolidayTextup subtitle plugin?
by on Apr 14, 2013 at 8:28:22 am

...So what I want to do is put a dark rectangular box behind my subtitles so you can see them better over the footage. From what I've read, it seems like you can only do that with a plugin. I downloaded textup, but I'm not really sure how to install it and there are no instructions that come with it. I just unzipped it and dragged it into my plugins folder, but it doesn't seem to appear when I open up final cut. It's an .fcfcc file.

Is anyone familiar with this program who knows how to get it to work? Or is there an easier way that I don't know about to just do this without a plugin?


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Andreas KielRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Apr 14, 2013 at 9:05:44 am

Hi Ignacio,

As I'm the author of the plugin/generator I hopefully can answer your question(s).
TextUp is a generator that only works with FCP legacy.
With FCPX you need a Motion template to achieve this effect.
You can download my TitleExchange. Installing it will give you 8 free templates for subtitles, you will find them under Spherico in the titles browser -- 4 of them do have the background box you want.
Even though there are 4 of these "box" templates they are finally 1 with several styles (plain, bold, oblique, bold-oblique). If you own Motion you can modify them for your personal needs.

But there are several other free Motion templates out there which will fulfill your needs.

Hope that helps.

Andreas

P.S.
Once you have TitleExchange installed you may look at the options for handling subtitles with FCPX -- these functions are free and can save you a lot of time. Just a quote I got from a user in Italy this morning "Your application is really great! It's saving us months of copy&paste! Really!"

Spherico
http://www.spherico.com/filmtools

"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby
become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will
also gaze into thee." - Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil


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Ignacio HolidayRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Apr 14, 2013 at 6:48:14 pm

Okay, I installed your program and I'm trying to get the hang of it. I have Motion but I haven't used it very much. All of my subtitles have been created in FCP already, I just want to add the background shape behind the text. Is there a tutorial on how to do this using your program?


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Ignacio HolidayRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Apr 14, 2013 at 7:07:52 pm

Also, when I go to the Spherico tab under the titles browser in FCP your titles show up, but when I scroll over them I only get the red box with the exclamation point showing that they're not available...


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Andreas KielRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Apr 14, 2013 at 8:44:46 pm

what version of motion do you have?

andreas

Spherico
http://www.spherico.com/filmtools

"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby
become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will
also gaze into thee." - Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil


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Ignacio HolidayRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Apr 14, 2013 at 10:21:46 pm

Motion 5.0, FCP 10.0.5


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Bret WilliamsRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Apr 15, 2013 at 12:08:43 am

Some reason you can't just put a blank box behind the title? Just pick a background generator and crop it.


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Andreas KielRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Apr 15, 2013 at 12:36:09 am

fcpx version should be 10.0.6 or higher.
i will have a look at the templates to make them available for earlier versions of fcpx.

i don't have a tutorial. but maybe i will do one.
but anyway -- if you already do have all your subtitles in fcpx you are in a bad situation if there are a lot of them. fcpx is not subtitllers friend.
so the suggestion "Some reason you can't just put a blank box behind the title? Just pick a background generator and crop it." might be the only thing left for you.
otherwise if you don't have special settings (per title) you can use use my xte to convert all your subtitles to a text file and my xti and a fcpxml template with a box (several around there) to reimport them.

andreas

Spherico
http://www.spherico.com/filmtools

"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby
become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will
also gaze into thee." - Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil


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Ignacio HolidayRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Apr 15, 2013 at 7:47:09 am

Are there any plugins similar to your title themes but for older versions of Final Cut? Pulling in a background generator and cropping it for every subtitle I've created isn't going to be worth it...


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Andreas KielRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Apr 15, 2013 at 8:37:20 am

Try to open the .moti files in a text editor and change

<code>&lt;ozml version="5.5"&gt;

&lt;displayversion&gt;5.0.5&lt;/displayversion&gt;</code>


to

<ozml version="5.0">


Andreas

Spherico
http://www.spherico.com/filmtools

"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby
become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will
also gaze into thee." - Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil


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Andreas KielRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Apr 15, 2013 at 8:46:11 am

Sorry, the XML parts didn't made their way and aren't displayed correctly.
But I think it's clear what to change.

Andreas

Spherico
http://www.spherico.com/filmtools

"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby
become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will
also gaze into thee." - Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil


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Rochelle Woodley-BakerRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Mar 17, 2014 at 4:23:20 am

I am working with final cut pro 7 and keen to import the text up subtitle plugin. i would like some advice on how this is done - could someone on this list please advise

cheers rochelle


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Andreas KielRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Mar 17, 2014 at 6:24:00 am

Go to
http://www.spherico.com/filmtools/textUp/index.html

and download the free version
http://www.spherico.com/filmtools/textUp/TextUp2.zip

Unzip the file. Go to "/Library/Application Support/Final Cut Pro System Support/Plugins/" and create a new folder "Spherico".
Move the plugin into that folder.
Relaunch FCP. The Plugin will be found in the generator section under Spherico.

-Andreas

Spherico
http://www.spherico.com/filmtools
X-Files Pro, tools for working with FCPX
http://www.spherico.com/filmtools/X-Files/index.html

"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby
become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will
also gaze into thee." - Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil


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Rochelle Woodley-BakerRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Mar 18, 2014 at 7:13:53 am

thank you for this information.
I have just through paypal paid for the commercial copy of text up pro as this has the wrap text - but i do not seem to be able to access the software - i have a suspicion i have done the wrong thing!!!
please advise if spherico still exists!!


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Gerry FraibergRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Apr 15, 2013 at 10:08:28 pm

Try TKY Subtitler Effect:

http://www.fcp.co/forum/9-free-fcpx-plugins-and-templates/2317-free-fcpx-ti...

I have just used it to create French subtitles on English interviews for a project in FCP X. You can change the font, font size, as well as the colour of the background box.



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Andreas KielRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Apr 17, 2013 at 7:34:05 am

[Gerry Fraiberg]"Try TKY Subtitler Effect"
As I said earlier, there are a lot of choices -- Simon's TKY Subtitler is a good one.
But regarding the OP -- and that's something I misunderstood with the first reading -- he wants to replace existing subtitles with another template.
And that's a completely different thing. So it doesn't matter which title template you use when creating subtitles, it will matter which existent template you want to change to another one.

Andreas

Spherico
http://www.spherico.com/filmtools

"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby
become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will
also gaze into thee." - Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil


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Ignacio HolidayRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Apr 17, 2013 at 10:20:44 pm

I would really just like a template that creates a box and grows with the text as you type it in so you don't have to constantly re-size it. It seems like there has to be a plugin for this out there without having to buy new software.


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Gerry FraibergRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Apr 17, 2013 at 10:34:50 pm

This one is free. Text box grows as you type. You have the option of changing font, font colour and text box colour. But the default white text on a light gray box works quite well.

http://www.fcp.co/forum/9-free-fcpx-plugins-and-templates/2317-free-fcpx-ti...

It is a free download. I've used it to create French subtitles over an English interview. Works like a charm.

- Gerry



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Ignacio HolidayRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Apr 18, 2013 at 2:53:53 am

Great, thanks. I downloaded and installed it but I'm still kind of new to Motion and I'm not sure how to use it to create subtitles. Is there any kind of tutorial on using it?


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Gerry FraibergRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Apr 18, 2013 at 3:24:26 am

You don't have to worry about Motion as it installs as a title in FCP X, showing up in your Titles browser. It's simple to use. You can even copy your translated text from a document and paste it in. Any accents will be included. Just drag the title to the clip you want to subtitle on the Timeline. The controls mentioned below are located in the Inspector.

Here are instructions from fcp.co

Instead of having to add, scale and position this box manually, this title effect does it all in one.

The subtitle sits comfortably in the safe title area, although it can also be racked up and down vertically as required.

You can choose the scale of the box in relation to the text, both horizontally and vertically.

You can also adjust the box colour (it defaults to a dark gray), as well as the box opacity if you want it semi-transparent.

And of course the main advantage is that the box will automatically scale as you add more text.

Unzip and copy the entire folder into your User/Movies/Motion Templates/Titles folder.




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Ignacio HolidayRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Apr 18, 2013 at 7:19:46 pm

Okay, I'm trying to see if it's showing up in my FCP titles or not. What's the name of the title it's located under?


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Gerry FraibergRe: Textup subtitle plugin?
by on Apr 18, 2013 at 8:19:39 pm

TKY Subtitler Effect



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