When I make closed captions on sony vegas 13 pro, they look like they do on TV with the black backgroun box only as big as the sentence.
However, i want open captions burned in to the movie so I'm converting them to title/text boxes (via Vegasaurus) and then rendering.
title/text boxes only allow a 'shadow' around the individual text, not a background box.
So, I'm putting the first track as my title/text box (white text on transparent background).
second track as a solid colour (black) strip at base of movie.
third and fourth tracks are video and audio.
I wouldlike to know:
(a) is it possible to give an instruction to have a title/text box that is the length of the sentence only, when text is variable (i.e. some long sentences, some short)?
(b) How do I make a custom generated media title/text box that is black box background (if variable not possible, then a strip the widith of footage is fine) AND text. Do I have to do it as 2 different tracks as I am now or is there a less fiddly option?
(c) the reason I want it 'together' as a title/text box is because then I can change/move that individual box every now and then if needed.
At the moment - to move my captions - I have to stop the solid colour (track 2) and start a new one so that it can be put in another position, then bring the original back after the move, and then go to the title/text box in track 1 and move the individual text so that it's over the box in the new position.
hope that makes sense.
PS (I have been recommende to use Maccaption with the add-on that makes captions 'open' however the add-on that allows that doesn't seem to be supported by maccaption on PC, only on macs, which I don't have. )