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Jiri Fiala
Unknown closed caption format
on Nov 30, 2018 at 4:24:04 pm

Hello,

I got a closed caption file that I need to convert to SRT in order to burn it into image with Final Cut Pro X. The issue is, I don't know this file structure and I can't open it in any subtitle editor.

Structure looks like this:-------------------

10:01:18:22 10:01:22:10 03:13
text1

10:01:22:10 10:01:26:03 03:18
text2

10:01:55:24 10:01:58:09 02:10
text3

----------------------------------------
Any clues as to how to convert this into SRT? Many thanks!


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Bouke Vahl
Re: Unknown closed caption format
on Nov 30, 2018 at 11:20:01 pm

I bet Subbits can open it.
https://www.videotoolshed.com/product/subbits-subtitler/
Don't forget to set the framerate correct before making an attempt.

Bouke
http://www.videotoolshed.com


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Jiri Fiala
Re: Unknown closed caption format
on Dec 1, 2018 at 9:15:52 am

Only as plain text. I give up and will probably copy/paste in NLE by hand. Thanks for the tip though, that looks like a superb subtitler.


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Bouke Vahl
Re: Unknown closed caption format
on Dec 1, 2018 at 9:52:04 am

I don't get it. It IS plain text, isn't it?
If you need to do a 'save as', that will be two mouse clicks...

Send me the file and I'll have a look.

Bouke
http://www.videotoolshed.com


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Jiri Fiala
Re: Unknown closed caption format
on Dec 1, 2018 at 9:57:15 am

What I need is to convert it to .srt in order to bring it into NLE to hardcode into the video (I really don't want to do copy/paste and time it manually in the NLE). For that, I need to know what the source format is. It's apparently some kind of CC format used by a broadcaster (it's SIMILAR to SRT but different) but what I got only has a .txt extension.

Here's the file.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ut42k4w41s2a9nb/venkov%208_18%20ENG.txt?dl=0

Thanks for your help.


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Bouke Vahl
Re: Unknown closed caption format
on Dec 1, 2018 at 6:22:58 pm

It is NOT similar to SRT.
Srt has milliseconds instead of frames, is tab delimited, has no duration and some more stuff.

This has TC in / out and duration, followed by the text. Probably this was outputted for proof reading / spellcheck. (That did not happen, as I found some mistakes I believe ☺

I've converted the file to SRT, assuming 25 fps speed.

Bouke
http://www.videotoolshed.com


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Bouke Vahl
Re: Unknown closed caption format
on Dec 1, 2018 at 7:12:55 pm

Perhaps this might help...

Download link:
https://we.tl/t-XDlc09c3DV

Bouke
http://www.videotoolshed.com


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Jiri Fiala
Re: Unknown closed caption format
on Dec 2, 2018 at 9:08:14 am

Oh my gosh, how did you convert it? Thank you so much!


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Bouke Vahl
Re: Unknown closed caption format
on Dec 2, 2018 at 10:03:46 am

I added a new text parser to Subbits, wasn't that difficult.
(Note, it is not available in the public version yet, if you need to do tons more, let me know.)

Bouke
http://www.videotoolshed.com


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Jiri Fiala
Re: Unknown closed caption format
on Dec 2, 2018 at 10:29:43 am

I don't at the moment, but I've added Subbits to my Tools list and I'll probably buy it down the line. Thanks again!


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Nathaniel Deshpande
Re: Unknown closed caption format
on Jan 31, 2019 at 6:54:58 pm

If this is still an issue you should reach out to Closed Caption Creator (https://www.closedcaptioncreator). They'll add the format to their list of supported formats to do the conversion to SRT for you.


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