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Alan Langdon
Creating exportable subtitles within FCPX
on Nov 5, 2018 at 12:41:42 pm

I would like to know what are the best options (free or paid) for creating subtitles in FCPX (10.3.4 for now) and being able to export them to .SRT and other subtitle formats.


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Dirk de Jong
Re: Creating exportable subtitles within FCPX
on Nov 5, 2018 at 1:28:54 pm

I'm not so familiar with those workflows and it looks like a standalone Mac OS app but you might want to take a look at this ;
https://fxfactory.com/info/captionconverter/

I know and have worked with the FxFactory guys and they do quality work making FCP X related software.


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Alan Langdon
Re: Creating exportable subtitles within FCPX
on Nov 5, 2018 at 3:26:56 pm

Thanks for the reply! I need something inside FCPX, ideally. Now I am using an external solution which involves too much back and forth... It would seem reasonable to have one within FCPX. Does version 10.4.x have this? I have heard of Captions in version 10.4.x...



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Brett Sherman
Re: Creating exportable subtitles within FCPX
on Nov 7, 2018 at 8:50:46 pm

[Dirk de Jong] "https://fxfactory.com/info/captionconverter/

I know and have worked with the FxFactory guys and they do quality work making FCP X related software."


I also really like FxFactory and the developers there. But this particular item is WAY, WAY, WAY overpriced. It could be there's some functionality it does that others don't, like interface with Premiere. But it's nothing I need. There are tons of apps for $20 or less on the Apple App Store that basically do the same thing.


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Bouke Vahl
Re: Creating exportable subtitles within FCPX
on Nov 5, 2018 at 2:11:07 pm

To create subtitles you want a text editor / video player combo, and preferrably one that is designed to do subtitles.
(Shameless self promotion:)
Get Subbits from my site and toy around. (It will take you a bit to get the hang of it, but that WILL pay off in the end.)

Bouke
http://www.videotoolshed.com


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Alan Langdon
Re: Creating exportable subtitles within FCPX
on Nov 5, 2018 at 3:27:40 pm

Hm, thanks for the offering, I will check it out. But I need something inside FCPX, ideally. Now I am using an external solution which involves too much back and forth... It would seem reasonable to have one within FCPX. Does version 10.4.x have this? I have heard of Captions in version 10.4.x...



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Andreas Kiel
Re: Creating exportable subtitles within FCPX
on Nov 5, 2018 at 10:37:14 pm

You may have a look at my different X-Title tools - tough not Mojave compatible yet.
They allow to import subtitle format into FCP to work with FCP titles, or to export FCP titles to formats like SRT.
The tools also cover Caption handling for 10.4.x.

Andreas

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

"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby
become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will
also gaze into thee." - Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil


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Brett Sherman
Re: Creating exportable subtitles within FCPX
on Nov 7, 2018 at 8:46:23 pm

You can create captions in FCP X starting in 10.4.1. You have to export as ITT. Then convert it to an SRT. There lots of utilities that do this. Or even free websites.

I personally like having Subtitle Edit Pro (developer: bin liu) which can handle importing ITT. Check it against video and export again as an SRT. Or you can just do the whole thing in Subtitle Edit Pro if you want.


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Andreas Kiel
Re: Creating exportable subtitles within FCPX
on Nov 7, 2018 at 8:51:38 pm

As said before using X-Title (In this case with captions) no need to export ITT.
Export an XML and select from the caption languages which one you want to use for SRT.

This way the buggy ITT export from FCPX doesn't need to be fixed.

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

"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby
become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will
also gaze into thee." - Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil


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Brett Sherman
Re: Creating exportable subtitles within FCPX
on Nov 8, 2018 at 2:01:05 pm

[Andreas Kiel] "As said before using X-Title (In this case with captions) no need to export ITT.
Export an XML and select from the caption languages which one you want to use for SRT."


I'll have to take a look. I think I bought it way back when. I didn't know it could export too. These days my workflow involves automated transcription. I wish FCP had ways to deal with that, instead of having to copy and paste back into the timeline. It's rather labor intensive and it shouldn't be.


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Andreas Kiel
Re: Creating exportable subtitles within FCPX
on Nov 8, 2018 at 9:28:03 pm

Hmm,

Should be easy.
Get your your files from service as ITT, import into your timeline, do your work, drag the timeline to XTCE and you are done.

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

"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby
become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will
also gaze into thee." - Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil


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Brett Sherman
Re: Creating exportable subtitles within FCPX
on Nov 9, 2018 at 1:19:28 pm

[Andreas Kiel] "Get your your files from service as ITT, import into your timeline, do your work, drag the timeline to XTCE and you are done."

An automated process never "chunks" the transcription correctly. Rearranging takes more work than just copying and pasting from a text document, so that's what I end up doing.


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Andreas Kiel
Re: Creating exportable subtitles within FCPX
on Nov 9, 2018 at 6:33:59 pm

[Brett Sherman] "An automated process never "chunks" the transcription correctly."
This the price of an automated process :-)

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

"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby
become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will
also gaze into thee." - Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil


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