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Himanshu Bhatnagar
how to create subtitles - srt/sub
on Sep 4, 2010 at 3:46:01 pm

Hello,

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.

Thanks in advance.

regards,
Himanshu Bhatnagar


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Cinnamon Kennedy
Re: how to create subtitles - srt/sub
on Sep 4, 2010 at 5:28:29 pm

Hi
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.)

Good luck!


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Andreas Kiel
Re: how to create subtitles - srt/sub
on Sep 6, 2010 at 3:47:49 pm

SRT files do look like that:


1
00:00:12,000 --> 00:00:15,123
This is the first subtitle

2
00:00:16,000 --> 00:00:18,000
Another subtitle demonstrating tags:
<b>bold</b>, <i>italic</i>, <u>underlined</u>
<font color="#ff0000">red text</font>

3
00:00:20,000 --> 00:00:22,000 X1:40 X2:600 Y1:20 Y2:50
Another subtitle demonstrating position.


SUB files do look like that:

10:00:02.560,10:00:06.400
cercheremo di capire se lo squalo
bianco รจ un mangiatore di uomini.

10:00:08.080,10:00:10.240
Di ritorno alle acque
della zona degli squali,

10:00:10.400,10:00:13.560
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.

Andreas

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


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