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George Roberson
Frustrating problem about subtitle
on Jul 27, 2014 at 6:39:20 am

I imported XML file into FCP, but I need change all the fonts from white to yellow. How to do it? I can change one by one, but there is like 1000 works to change one by one. Is there any way to change it as a group?
I went back to subtitle edit, couldn't change it there.
please help!
Thanks,
george


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George Roberson
Re: Frustrating problem about subtitle
on Jul 27, 2014 at 7:17:45 am

this is killing me. I have 800 subtitles, do i need to change it one by one to a differnt font size and color?


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Nick Meyers
Re: Frustrating problem about subtitle
on Jul 27, 2014 at 8:25:33 am

you cant batch modify text generators in FCP

there is an app you can use: Title Exchange Pro

or you can do a find & replace in the XML file for the attributes for colour & size.

create one subtitle the way you like it, place it in a new timeline and export an XML.
open that XML in text edit, or similar and find the appropriate attributes. (size = xx for instance)

then open the original XML in text edit, and do a find / replace. (size = xx to size = yy)

should work!


nick


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George Roberson
Re: Frustrating problem about subtitle
on Jul 28, 2014 at 4:39:22 am

Thanks! I think I am just gonna keep the default color (white).


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Nick Meyers
Re: Frustrating problem about subtitle
on Jul 28, 2014 at 7:02:29 am

you can cheat the colour in.

make sure you have all your subtitles text generators on one track
on a track above that lay some colour.
right click on the colour, and change it;s composite mode to Travel Matte - Luma.

if you need drop shadow, then you need to create a duplicate layer of the text generator.

so in the basic form you'd have:
V1= image
V2 = text (will keep hte drop shadow)
V3 = text (will lose drop shadow, but adopt colour from V4)
V4 = colour

of course you can use the wireframe to alter the size of the subs, but if you make them too large they'll go a bit soft.


nick


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George Roberson
Re: Frustrating problem about subtitle
on Jul 28, 2014 at 7:40:21 pm

Thanks man. Too much for me to handle. Appreciate your input...


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