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Russell AndersonSubtitle Dailies by Timecode
by on Oct 14, 2015 at 12:31:45 am
Last Edited By Russell Anderson on Oct 14, 2015 at 2:03:34 am

So I'm working on a documentary. There's a lot of spanish and so someone has been hired to translate and transcribe. Problem is, I can't work with the footage unless I have subtitles burned on the dailies.

Is there a simple process, using the timecode embedded in a video file, to line it up with a transcription and burn the subtitles to the image?

Does anyone have a workflow for this? Let's assume the transcription document will already be properly formatted.

Basically, here's what I'm hoping for.

We should on a 5Dmk3. There is embedded Time of Day timecode in the files. I'd like to have the transcription be something like:

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05:30:11:12 - 05:30:14:20
There's no place like home there's no place like home, is what she said, I think.

05:30:15:19 - 05:30:17:02
Pretty sure she said foam, there's no place like foam.

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Something to that effect. Then use the timecoded transcription burned on to my dailies. I've found some plugins, but everything works on First Frame of Picture instead of embedded TC. Which is fine, except we trim the fat from our files so the transcription company is scrubbing through hours and hours of footage to get to what needs to transcribing. It saves them a ton of time. But, they don't get the full files.

Thoughts?



Russell Anderson
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Joy E ReedRe: Subtitle Dailies by Timecode
by on May 18, 2016 at 3:54:30 pm

I have this same question. What did you wind up doing?

Peace & respect,

Joy E. Reed
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Tero AhlforsRe: Subtitle Dailies by Timecode
by on May 18, 2016 at 4:17:25 pm

Telestream might have a solution for this. It won't be cheap.


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Bouke VahlRe: Subtitle Dailies by Timecode
by on May 27, 2016 at 2:12:19 pm

Hi Russel,

Have a look at Subbits (free demo on my site).
It can create subtitles from text files in a lot of ways.
For Premiere, you can use CC, PNG's with an EDL to link them to, or a QT with alpha (and tc) to overlay.

Burning in is not (yet) an option, as it is not a normal workflow, but I could very easily make such a thing. But then your footage would double, so I think it's wise to use sequences with subs as source.

(One of our national broadcasters uses this for exact the same thing, although they are on Avid...)

Contact me direct if you have further questions.

Bouke

http://www.videotoolshed.com/
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Bouke VahlRe: Subtitle Dailies by Timecode
by on May 27, 2016 at 2:22:38 pm

Hmm, just saw here that Premiere can import SRT files as well.
That would make it simple....
(Never tested myself yet...)

Bouke

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