Subtitle in FCP X?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by evolute8, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    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
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you mean text tool in FCP X?
     
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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.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    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
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    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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