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Daniel Becker
Subtitles in FCPX, or extern program?
on Nov 9, 2015 at 10:38:33 am

Hello everyone,
we are using FCPX mainly for our productions. In the coming months we'll have to apply many subtitles to our videos. Is there a program that makes the subtitling faster and easier, than FCPX?
What would you recommend?

We're mostly using Mac Book Pro's with 16GB RAM but this is full under FCPX after 30 Minutes of Work or 100 "Titles".

Thank's for your Ideas :-)


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Francois Jean
Re: Subtitles in FCPX, or extern program?
on Nov 10, 2015 at 1:16:46 am

Andreas Kiel ( Spherico ) has great tools for subtitles in FCPX ...

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

there are also many good softwares on the app store: search for SRT ... I mostly use

Final SRT , SRT edit Pro, SRT converter , Subtitle Writer, Subs Factoty depending of the situation, you can also convert SRT to SCC caption and embed closed caption with "Compressor"

hope this helps

FRANCOIS


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Andreas Kiel
Re: Subtitles in FCPX, or extern program?
on Nov 11, 2015 at 8:45:23 am

Some more notes

SCC is for the NTSC world.
Compressor with the MXF Apple component can't create embedded subtitles with the MXF. There are some US broadcasters (like Fox) who also accept EBU TTML as sidecar files.
EBU is European but in a modern world DF and NDF frame rates don't matter any more.

With FCPX use a simple (sub)title template which doesn't "eat" too much memory. The Apple Basic Title is hungry.
Many users see speed and memory improvements if the subtitles are in a compound clip.
This has to do with FCPX's memory handling - it keeps undo memory buffer for each and every title with all settings.

-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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Daniel Becker
Re: Subtitles in FCPX, or extern program?
on Nov 11, 2015 at 2:39:13 pm

Thank you Andreas, this helped me! :-)


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