Can anyone tell me the fastest way to create subtitles (.srt/.sub files) for a video? I also want to understand the basic difference .srt/.sub files. Sorry if this is the wrong forum to ask this query.
I use final cut pro.
I'm just completing a subtitle-heavy project and for this I purchased a subtitling plugin called CVH Text - the basic fcp effects were ok but my people wanted more definition, which this plugin certainly gave. I also want to recommend two interfaces that I used a lot - "dotsub.com" - this allowed people to translate my stuff remotely and then I could download the .srt file into text edit, and "submerge", a cheap little program that will blend an .srt file into an .mov file automatically.
What I did was for putting the subtitles into fcp was, I created a subtitle in the definitions that I liked and then stretched/copied it all the way across, cutting it with each line of talking and then filling in the text by hand. I guess that's sort of low tech but it worked.
(By the way, the subtitling plugin that I recommended above had some issues with Apple ProRes 422. I had to switch over to DVCPRo.)
cercheremo di capire se lo squalo
bianco è un mangiatore di uomini.
Di ritorno alle acque
della zona degli squali,
i ragazzi hanno studiato un modo
per vedere se lo squalo bianco
If you got a finished movie, you should use a spotting app like SubBits or Belle Nuit, if you got your subtitles already in FCP you can use my TitleExchange to convert the subtitles to one of the formats.