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Old Aug 23, 2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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Subtitle in FCP X?

I started using Final Cut Pro X today after completing a short video trailer using iMovie.

How do I insert subtitles to a video project in Final Cut Pro X?

I intend to do up something like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plKAqsDfhkw
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Old Aug 23, 2011, 05:28 PM   #2
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There have been closed caption plugins for FCP Classic, but for a video like this, you simply use the text tool.
Watch out for positioning and timing.
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Old Aug 23, 2011, 09:15 PM   #3
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There have been closed caption plugins for FCP Classic, but for a video like this, you simply use the text tool.
Watch out for positioning and timing.
Do you mean text tool in FCP X?
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Yep. Sorry that I was that unclear.
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Subtitle support is atrocious on a mac. I use avidemux2 to extract (perhaps the only OCR available), Jubler or TextEdit to edit them, and Submerge to put them back. I usually end up burning them in, since once you edit the video there's no hope of lining things up again.

There should be a way of converting .srt files to captions, and exporting those to VobSub or whatever.
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Old Aug 24, 2011, 07:27 AM   #6
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Subtitle support is atrocious on a mac. I use avidemux2 to extract (perhaps the only OCR available), Jubler or TextEdit to edit them, and Submerge to put them back. I usually end up burning them in, since once you edit the video there's no hope of lining things up again.

There should be a way of converting .srt files to captions, and exporting those to VobSub or whatever.
yup, i don't mind burning them in..it's a school project anyway
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If you burn them in in any way, I simply would use the text tool.

.srt only make sense if you want to give the viewer a choice to turn them on or off, or to choose a different language.

...and those .srt can be a PITA
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If you burn them in in any way, I simply would use the text tool.

.srt only make sense if you want to give the viewer a choice to turn them on or off, or to choose a different language.

...and those .srt can be a PITA
Can I put in the text in certain tine slots of the video?
Something like .srt where there's a start and end to each sentence for subtitles.
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Yes, you can.
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