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Ashley DavisCan I export my PNG subtitle layer that was burnt in to a sidecar file or timed transcript?
by on Mar 10, 2016 at 9:31:50 am

A client asked for subtitles for a video I'm working on. They made it seem like they wanted them burnt in so I created the text in InDesign on separate sheets and imported them all into Premiere as PNG files and moved them on to the timeline to the right areas. They have now stated they want them separately so they can be toggled on or off. Is there anyway I can simply use the layer I've already done for this or do I have to start from scratch? They've stated they want it as a sidecar file or timed transcript


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Tero AhlforsRe: Can I export my PNG subtitle layer that was burnt in to a sidecar file or timed transcript?
by on Mar 10, 2016 at 11:10:25 am

Nope: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/closed-captioning.html

If you're on Windows you could use the free Subtitle Edit software to remake your subs and export them in pretty much every kind of format available.


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Andreas KielRe: Can I export my PNG subtitle layer that was burnt in to a sidecar file or timed transcript?
by on Mar 10, 2016 at 10:50:42 pm

Ashley,

It depends where the subtitles should be used. For DVD or BluRay export an EDL for subtiles.

Import into Excel in clean up the times there till you have only tc in tc out and the subtitle file name in each row. Then add a prefix like _#_ to each to each subtitle file name.
Create a new folder and export the Excel file as comma separated list into this folder. Copy the pngs into the same folder. Open the list in a text editor and add a line before the first line: $SetFilePathToken = _#_

Your STL for DVDs is ready. Apple DVDSP

Some more info here:
https://documentation.apple.com/en/dvdstudiopro/usermanual/index.html#chapt...

For Adobe Encore it is a similar procedure.

You can use the timing also to create SRTs for YouTube, Vimeo etc.

If you need some more help drop me an email : kiel at spherico dot com

- Andreas

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

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Ashley DavisRe: Can I export my PNG subtitle layer that was burnt in to a sidecar file or timed transcript?
by on Mar 11, 2016 at 8:48:45 am

Not for DVD. They just want it for online, probably YouTube


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