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Frans Suijs
Poor Subtitle Quality
on May 18, 2009 at 8:27:02 am

Hi,

I'm doing a project in Encore CS2 with subtitles and found out that the subtitle quality is very very poor. I'm not sure if that's caused by Encore or if it's a common problem with dvd subtitles. I'm using Arial Narrow 42 pt. Since the videobackground is white I tried normal 'white' titles with a black medium outline, but also black titles without outline. The last option looked the best, but I would like to have the quality way way better. Is there anyone who can advise me in this? Should I use another fonts, different size, color etc.? I've a tight deadline so any help is very very welcome!

Thanks!

Frans



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Jeff Bellune
Re: Poor Subtitle Quality
on May 18, 2009 at 10:49:17 am

It's a common problem with subtitles. They're limited to the same color palette and restrictions that subpicture highlights are. 2-bit color and no anti-aliasing or effects like drop-shadows.

Worst quality comes from pure colors and pure white/black combinations.

Use the Timeline Color Set function to add additional subtitle color layers to the subtitles to try and make your text look better. In the color set dialog these additional layers are called Stroke and Anti-Alias. Just be aware that it's not true Stroke or Anti-Alias like you'd get in Photoshop.

-Jeff


The Focal Easy Guide to Adobe Encore DVD 2.0


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Frans Suijs
Re: Poor Subtitle Quality
on May 18, 2009 at 2:14:56 pm

Thanks Jeff,

I think I go for almost black, that looks the best so far.

Regards,

Frans



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Jeff Bellune
Re: Poor Subtitle Quality
on May 18, 2009 at 2:35:10 pm

You're welcome. :-)

-Jeff

The Focal Easy Guide to Adobe Encore DVD 2.0


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Chris Van Osselaer
Re: Poor Subtitle Quality
on Jan 19, 2014 at 1:38:38 pm

Hi Jeff,

I have the same problem with the bad quality in Encore...
What setting/color do you prefer to get better quality?

I tried almost everything but the subs are still pixelated...

Plz help :-)

Kind Regards,
Chris


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