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Xavier Paredes
How to change outline color in captions
on May 28, 2019 at 9:35:59 pm

I imported a ".itt" type caption file into FCP. I would like to be able to add an outline. I don't see anywhere how to do that. Am I missing something?

I did find an Apple article (see link below) where it seems that captions of type CEA-608 have more options within FCP X.

Need this for an event tomorrow so hopefully someone can shed some light.



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Oliver Peters
Re: How to change outline color in captions
on May 29, 2019 at 1:21:42 am

You are describing closed caption files, not open captions, aka subtitles. Are closed captions what you want? If so, they have very limited formatting options, which vary with the file type (eg SRT, SCC, etc). The way the captions are displayed is also very dependent on the player - your TV, QT Player, VLC, Switch, etc. I don't think any of these options include shadows or borders.

If you want to turn your .itt file into subtitles, you will need a third-party app, such as one of these from Spherico:

- Oliver

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Andreas Kiel
Re: How to change outline color in captions
on May 29, 2019 at 4:49:02 pm

As Oliver said, for Closed Captions there no real options to modify appearance.
To convert FCP closed captions (SCC, SRT, iTT) to Open Captions e.g. Motion titles you can use my X-Title Caption Convert or X-Title Export.


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