Final Cut Pro 5: Add subtitles? Best/Easiest method?

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  1. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    Ok, so I have to translate something from French into English. I have to add the text to the bottom of the screen, just as you see it done in the movies/films.

    This is something i've never done before using FCP and have no idea wether there is a method, a tool or a workflow for doing just this?

    I was going to cut up the clips with a human French translator, and rename them with a corresponding word document with the sentance typed out. Then later on, type each one up in Photoshop and drag the image over each section of film...

    Am I crazy?

    I have to start this in approximately 9 hours time...

    HELP!!!?!?!?!

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. zioxide macrumors 603

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  3. MIDI_EVIL thread starter macrumors 65816

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    There is absolutely no way to do this in FCP?

    No way!!!

    There must be a way of adding text to a few seconds of footage, in FCP itself?

    I've never actually put text over a moving image, is it possible and how?

    Please??!
     
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  5. MIDI_EVIL thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ha, brilliant!

    Thank you, I was searching myself but this seems great!

    I'll report back on it tomorrow!
     
  6. zioxide macrumors 603

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    wait

    if you just want to add a lower 3rd title, you can do that easily in final cut (effects>video generators)

    if you want to add true subtitles that you can turn on and off with your dvd player, you have to use dvdsp
     
  7. MIDI_EVIL thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I just want to add a lower third title, but as the guy is speaking, the subtitles change to reflect his respective words.

    It's just going to take a while, but i'm getting good money so maybe it's not all bad.
     

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