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Keeping closed captioning when compressing files
by Ariel Brothman 7 days ago
Hi everyone, I have received several files with closed captioning that I need to compress to less than 20 MB and that will be viewable on a PC. I've never worked with CC files, so not knowing where to
Re: Keeping closed captioning when compressing files
by Jason Livingston 6 days ago
Hi Ariel, Where did the original file come from, how was it created This makes a big difference in what kind of CC could be in the original file, and thus what you need to do to preserve the CC when y
Premiere Pro CC - Closed Captioning To Tape
by Mike Kaus 2 months ago
Just switched to Premiere Pro CC from FCP. Trying to "edit to tape" a video with closed captions but can't get it to work. There doesn't seem to be any closed captioning options in the "edit to tape"
Re: Premiere Pro CC - Closed Captioning To Tape
by Jason Livingston 2 months ago
Hi Mike, Some things to check: 1) Make sure the signal from the Blackmagic to the deck is YUV 4:2:2 (single link HD-SDI 1.5G), not RGB 4:4:4 (dual link or 3G). 2) Make sure the deck is correctly set t
Jubler > MovieCaptioner > Compressor
by Ramin Doostan 2 months ago
Hello, I created an .ass in Jubler because it seemed easier than MovieCaptioner. I then, exported it to SRT (Also tried SUBViewer) only to import it to MovieCaptioner. I then fixed the spaces with som
Re: Jubler > MovieCaptioner > Compressor
by Jason Livingston 2 months ago
Hi Ramin, It would be best if you could describe your final goal (i.e. what you need to deliver to the TV station, website, client, etc.) rather than the steps you've tried. That way I can recommend t
AAF export video type in MacCaption/CaptionMaker
by Ken Ellis 3 months ago
In researching AAF export details, I have noticed that CaptionMaker, (as of 2010, at least) had a selection concerning the video type the AAF file was being generated for -- Interlaced PSF (1080i or 1
Re: AAF export video type in MacCaption/CaptionMaker
by Jason Livingston 2 months ago
Hi Ken, CaptionMaker and MacCaption handle time code a little differently. CaptionMaker only has the basic modes: SMPTE 30 (NDF), SMPTE 29.97 (DF), SMPTE 24, and SMPTE 25. To distinguish 59.94i (29.97
Generate automate subtitles
by Emanuel Ach 3 years ago
Hi, I was wondering how do you generate automatically subtitles for specific videos The way youtube.com does it, or some TV stations. What kind of machine do you need for that Software Links welcome.
Re: Generate automate subtitles
by Jason Livingston 3 months ago
Hi Chuck, I don't know of anyone who is successfully closed captioning large volumes of content with acceptable accuracy without human intervention. In general you can get a very rough transcript whic
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SRW-5000 To HDW-D2000 With Closed Captioning Dub
by Mike Kaus 3 months ago
Trying to dub an HDCamSR tape to HDCam (SRW-5000 To HDW-D2000) and can't get the closed captioning to work. Everything looks double like this: HHHeeellloo hhhoooww arree yyyooouu. Using an LEI-599 clo
Re: SRW-5000 To HDW-D2000 With Closed Captioning Dub
by Jason Livingston 3 months ago
I think the VANC line you want to block disable is line 572. You should only record line 9. This should probably be done on the record deck, not the playback deck. I have some info for other decks her
Trouble exporting SubTitles: Blue Back Ground in Tiffs that is not supposed to be there.
by Gerald Hetrick 3 months ago
Hi, have a large job, and having trouble exporting tiff file for the subtitles. I am using Enterprise Version of Mac Caption and I am making files for a Scenarist project. I have no background behind
Re: Trouble exporting SubTitles: Blue Back Ground in Tiffs that is not supposed to be there.
by Jason Livingston 3 months ago
Hi Gerald, Glad we could help! Just one small nitpick. :) CPC went out of business in 2013. Their software was acquired by Telestream. We are now the Telestream closed captioning team. Best regards, J
importing .cap files into MacCaption
by Adrian Murray 4 months ago
Hi all, I have some .cap files that I need to convert to .scc. I have tried to import them into MacCaption, but I get the error message: "The selected file is not a National Cap Institute .cap file" o
Re: importing .cap files into MacCaption
by Jason Livingston 4 months ago
Hi Adrian, It's hard to say without looking at the files. There are a number of formats that use the .cap file extension. If you want to send a sample file to our support team, they can take a look an
23.976 vs 24 for Streaming Media client
by Gregory Taieb 4 months ago
Hi! I'm hoping this message gets to Jason Livingston. I work for a studio and one of our streaming licensees is claiming that there is a bug in all of the industry standard captioning and subtitling s
Re: 23.976 vs 24 for Streaming Media client
by Jason Livingston 4 months ago
Hi Gregory, Short answer: Both 23.976 and 24.0 fps videos use the same type of time code (SMPTE 24), with a few repercussions for doing so. There's no standard for "23.976 time code". Long answer: Bac
Embedding Closed Captioning
by Zach Youngblood 5 months ago
Can MacCaption embed closed captioning within an mpeg2 natively If so, how If not, I have heard that it can be done in Compressor. Will Premiere or Final Cut embed in an mpeg2 (no sidecar) Can't use a
Re: Embedding Closed Captioning
by Jason Livingston 5 months ago
The email address you entered in our web form was different, it had kramestaywell.com instead of kramesstaywell.com. I assume the latter with two S is correct If so I will change it and re-send the em
PSD limited to 60 seconds?
by Jason Livingston 2 years ago
Hello again, When I import a still image like a JPEG into FCPX 10.0.3, there seems to be no limit to its duration in the project. However every PSD I import is limited to 60 seconds. I tried hitting ^
Re: PSD limited to 60 seconds?
by Jason Livingston 2 years ago
Layered in this case, but I'll try a flattened file and see... thanks.
Link audio to video (without sync track), compound clip or ?
by Jason Livingston 2 years ago
Hi all, Maybe I'm making this too complicated, but if I have a video clip with no audio at all, and an audio track from a separate recorder, is there any way other than compound clip to link combine t
Quick question: has anyone after-marketed the latest MacBookPro to 16 gigs of RAM?
by Chris Harlan 2 years ago
Quick question: has anyone after-marketed the latest MacBookPro to 16 gigs of RAM If so, what were the results Did you notice any appreciable bump with either FCP7 or FXP X Or Premiere Or Media Compos
Re: Quick question: has anyone after-marketed the latest MacBookPro to 16 gigs of RAM?
by Jason Livingston 2 years ago
I put a 16GB kit in my 15" MBP 2011, it only cost about $140. For software development there is a very noticeable improvement from 8GB, and I expect that any 64-bit video editing or related programs w
Closed Captioning Capture
by Darren Clevenger 4 years ago
Every couple of months during the school year, I need to capture a program from beta with CC. The problem is that I can't figure out how to get CC into FCP. My fix in the past has been to have the tap
Re: Closed Captioning Capture
by Jason Livingston 3 years ago
Hi Rafael, Please contact me directly at CPC and I can talk about the prices and options. jason (at) cpcweb (dot) com Or call: 301-738-8487 Best regards, Jason Livingston CPC Closed Captioning
Particularly un****ful error codes.
by Joseph Owens 3 years ago
After a few days of trial-and-error troubleshooting, I have narrowed down the list of suspects to the Subtitle stream that is causing -- Fatal Error- Code 6 - Graphic buffer underflow. OK. That "OK" i
Re: Particularly un****ful error codes.
by Jason Livingston 3 years ago
If you're making the subtitles in MacCaption, try the Time Code Set Blank Frames feature, set it to 6. This ensures at least 6 empty frames between any two subtitles. Not sure why Encore needs it but
Closed Caption Output to HDCAM (Sony HDW-F500)
by Andrew Saliga 3 years ago
I'm attempting to output to HDCAM and use a .SCC file for closed captioning. I'm running FCP7 with an AJA Kona 3 and a Sony HDW-F500 deck. I spoke with Sony tech support to ensure CC was enabled on my
Re: Closed Caption Output to HDCAM (Sony HDW-F500)
by Jason Livingston 3 years ago
Hi Andrew, The short answer is that you can't really use a SCC file as-is for HD captioning. FCP used to give an error if you tried this, although in 7.0.3 the error message doesn't appear for some re
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Color bars?
by Graham Dickinson 3 years ago
Did Apple not include bars and tone on fcpx If they are in the program can anybody tell me where to find them
Re: Color bars?
by Jason Livingston 3 years ago
Bill Davis "Personally I'm not sure what traditional bars mean in a digital world where every color values are typically represented by unchanging numeric data." What color is the numeric value (178,
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HD .mov files with Closed Captioning in MC5
by Dan Stone 3 years ago
Does anyone know of an HD codec which allows for CC data to be retained in .mov files for MC5 What codec should the file have to import CC successfully as well as export CC successfully Any answers or
Re: HD .mov files with Closed Captioning in MC5
by Jason Livingston 3 years ago
Hi Dan, The QuickTime CC track can only be read on a Mac, but if you have access to a Mac computer, you can download MacCaption and use the same CaptionMaker dongle to run MacCaption. Once imported, y
Exporting to Avid from FCP via .m2t
by Max Gibbons 3 years ago
Hey all, We're trying out a new tapeless workflow to get our two shows ready for broadcast. We currently edit in FCP in ProRes 422, export a ProRes from there, use Compressor to encode that as Avid DN
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Re: Exporting to Avid from FCP via .m2t
by Jason Livingston 3 years ago
Hi Max, Sounds like a pretty convoluted way to get your show closed captioned. You might want to find a caption studio (such as CPC, or many others) who uses CPC's MacCaption software which works nati
Final cut "pro" X and closed caption
by Daniel Bernardoni 3 years ago
Aloha, With some change coming up in the near future requiring closed caption on most program, how does final cut "pro" X handle caption if at all. Anyone
Re: Final cut "pro" X and closed caption
by Jason Livingston 3 years ago
Hi Daniel, As with anything related to captioning, it depends on what you need to deliver. If you're delivering tape, then you can use VTR Xchange (AJA) or Ventura (Matrox) to output a HD SD file with
Blackmagic Ultrastudio has 1 Thunderbolt port
by Paul Jay 3 years ago
Blackmagic Ultrastudio has 1 Thunderbolt port. Does this mean you can't connect more devices 'behind' the ultrastudio Just wondering.
Re: Blackmagic Ultrastudio has 1 Thunderbolt port
by Jason Livingston 3 years ago
Hi Luke, Is that a confirmation that the shipping version of the Ultrastudio 3D will have only one Thunderbolt port, unlike the two port version demoed at NAB
AJA Express lo can’t pass captions via SDI ?
by John Stephens 3 years ago
I was just told that the AJA Express lo can t pass the closed captions now produced on the timeline of AVID MC 5.5 via SDI to an HD deck. Is it possible that this is correct This was one of the most b
Re: AJA Express lo can’t pass captions via SDI ?
by Jason Livingston 3 years ago
Hi John, This is the latest info I have: http: avid.custkb.com avid app selfservice search.jsp DocId=389915#a4 http: cdn.pinnaclesys.com SupportFiles attach HW-Capabilities_1.2.pdf (on the last page,
NAB'11 Sneak Peek - Stereoscopic 3D Subtitles demo
by Jason Livingston 3 years ago
CPC's award winning MacCaption software now adds stereoscopic 3D subtitle authoring to its versatile arsenal of HD closed captioning and subtitling post production capabilities. This means content cre
closed captions support in HDLink
by Alex Gerulaitis 3 years ago
Do Blackmagic Design HDLink (HD-SDI to DVI DP HDMI) converters support closed captions pass-through In other words, if the SDI signal has closed captions, will they show up on the TV connected to the
Re: closed captions support in HDLink
by Jason Livingston 3 years ago
Hi Alex, This is a bit late reply to your post but I thought I could help. HD-SDI supports closed captions because it includes VANC (vertical ancillary) data support. It is the only HD interface which
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f4v H264 on Apple's iOS devices?
by Thomas Morter-Laing 3 years ago
WHilst I appreciate this is kinda an iPhone question, it applies to all mobile devices which cant play flash, but you other editors may know of something Im missing. Basically, H264 is obviously like
Re: f4v H264 on Apple's iOS devices?
by Jason Livingston 3 years ago
What ties it together is a little piece of JavaScript code that checks the user agent string (which tells you what browser device is visiting the page), and then embeds the HTML5 version for Apple iOS
Footage lighter than what I Captured...
by Johnny Sain 4 years ago
Hey - I have a slight problem. I actually use FCE - I just completed editing my movie - burned it, watched it on 3 different TV's. All of them display lighter footage than I actually captured. My movi
Re: Footage lighter than what I Captured...
by Jason Livingston 4 years ago
Free monitor calibration on any Mac: Let your monitor warm up for at least 10 minutes before starting. Go to System Preferences Displays Color Calibrate... Check "Expert Mode" box on the first page. R
Subtitles in Final Cut, need to be on automatically but able to turn off!
by Luke Taylor 4 years ago
Hi Guys, Hopefully somebody can help me, I know how amateur this sounds however.. I am struggling to set my subtitles to be automatically on, without using 'force display' which results in the user be
Re: Subtitles in Final Cut, need to be on automatically but able to turn off!
by Jason Livingston 4 years ago
Hi Luke, If this is for DVD and you're using DVDSP, simply set the View setting to On for that subtitle track. They'll be on by default but the user can turn them off too. Also if this is for DVD, som
Kona 3 Ver 8 bug
by Stuart Smith 4 years ago
Hi, we're updating our systems to Ver 8 of the Kona drivers. All the systems are various versions of Intel Mac Pros, running either the most updated leopard or snow leopard. Running apps that use the
Re: Kona 3 Ver 8 bug
by Jason Livingston 4 years ago
Hi Stuart, Sorry if this is off topic, but just curious as to why you're considering legacy hardware for closed captioning The AJA Kona 3 can already do the same thing in software, unless you're doing
HD Closed Captioning for Media Composer 5
by Jason Livingston 4 years ago
Hey everyone, CPC will be holding a series of free webinars regarding the new metadata features in Avid Media Composer 5. In these free online sessions (viewable in your web browser), we will demonstr
Closed Captioning from FCP7 to BetaSP trouble
by Rich Sigerist 4 years ago
Hi all, I've been tasked with outputting a 30 minute program with closed captioning. I've taken a provided QuickTime file and dropped it into a FCP7 Uncompressed, 10-bit sequence. My MacBook Pro is te
Re: Closed Captioning from FCP7 to BetaSP trouble
by Jason Livingston 4 years ago
Hi Rich, They're referring to the new CC feature in FCP7, which as they say, is not supported by the Io LA. However, the "black movie" method invented by CPC will work since it doesn't require any spe
View DVD studio pro closed captioning
by Lynne Altieri 4 years ago
Wondering if anyone else is having trouble viewing their closed caption from DVD studio pro. I have my mov file and my scc file and I'm following all the directions in the DVD studio pro manual for ad
Re: View DVD studio pro closed captioning
by Jason Livingston 4 years ago
By replicated DVD he means try a commercial movie TV show DVD which you bought off the shelf. Most of them have closed captions (there should be a CC logo on the back). If your TV DVD player cannot pl
Subtitling Programs; What's out there?
by Jim Reed 4 years ago
I have to do more subtitles than I thought I ever would. I have been using DVD SP so far and it has worked well, but a lot of work. There has to be an easier way to do this. Noah Kadner sent me a link
Re: Subtitling Programs; What's out there?
by Jason Livingston 4 years ago
I have to put in a word for MacCaption. :) It is the best although not cheap. It has very advanced subtitling features, and of course closed captioning. BTW the comparison chart on Zeitanker's page is
Closed Captioning
by Daniel Bernardoni 4 years ago
Aloha, I am gonna try my luck on this forum, send a support request to blackmagic over a month ago, and still waiting for an answer. Anyway... Since version 7.3.2 of Declink I am not able to caption s
Re: Closed Captioning
by Jason Livingston 4 years ago
Hi Daniel, We have also found this to be the case. Fortunately, the new drivers support the Final Cut Pro 7 closed captioning feature, which in some ways is more convenient because you don't have to r
Subtitles strangely absent
by Jeremy Hansen 4 years ago
Hello, all. I'm using Encore CS4 on a Mac, to author a BD project. All works fine, except the subtitles. My main timeline has four video assets, and the subtitles only appear for the first subtitle at
Re: Subtitles strangely absent
by Jason Livingston 4 years ago
Sorry I didn't spend too much time with it, and most of the time was just trying to get the subtitles to work at all.
UltraScope HD closed caption decoding
by Paul Provost 5 years ago
I'm trying to find an SDI HD closed cation decoder solution to be able to view cc from tape. Anyone know if it would be possible to add this feature to the UltraScope or if there is a standalone produ
Re: UltraScope HD closed caption decoding
by Jason Livingston 5 years ago
Bob Zelin "but I will faint if Blackmagic or ANY OTHER SCOPE MANUFACTURER has ever considered including a close caption decoding feature on their scope (and this includes Tek, Harris, Leader, OmniTek
2 Questions About Subtitles
by Cary Sidhom 5 years ago
Hello, I've got two hopefully quick questions about subtitling. 1 - How would I go about adding the musical notes when lyrics are being sung I do this in TV Closed Captioning and see it in some DVDs I
Re: 2 Questions About Subtitles
by Jason Livingston 5 years ago
Hi Cary, 1 - You should be able to do this if you select a font that contains the music note as one of the characters (see the "Show Character Viewer" in OSX input prefs for more info). 2 - You can't
CLOSED CAPTIONS with HDMI?
by mark chadwick 5 years ago
Hello, Just finished burning a dvd in DVDSP with closed captioning and when I try to use it with an HDMI connection... nothing comes through. It does come through if I use component cables. I tried an
Re: CLOSED CAPTIONS with HDMI?
by Jason Livingston 5 years ago
HDMI does not support closed captioning at all (SD or HD). The IMAX disc must have been using open captions (or subtitles that look like closed captions), or CC decoded by the DVD player instead of th
Closed Caption in Premiere 2.0
by Fred Williams 5 years ago
Hi all, one question: i'm editing video that already has closed caption data embedded in it, and i'm using Premiere Pro 2.0. Would premiere 2.0 remove the caption data, or does the edited video still
Re: Closed Caption in Premiere 2.0
by Jason Livingston 5 years ago
What format are you working with HD SD DV Mixed If you are working with HD or any 720x480 SD format (DV, MPEG-2, etc.), then no, the captions will not be preserved (unless special measures are taken).
Closed Captioning
by Kyle Conner 5 years ago
I have a client who has 3 videos on Beta SP. They need me to create a DVD that has all three videos that incorporates captioning. The videos on the Beta SP are already captioned. Can anyone offer any
Re: Closed Captioning
by Jason Livingston 5 years ago
Hello Kyle, Sorry if this reply is too late to help. If you capture the video and then compress it to MPEG-2 for DVD, the captions will be lost. This is because MPEG-2 for DVD is 720x480 and doesn't i
Encore CS4 Blu-Ray and Real 1080p 30ish frame rates
by John Zentmeyer 5 years ago
Is this really true that Encore CS4 and prior only supports 1080p in 24ish frame rates Is 1080p 30ish not an official Blu-Ray frame rate I have not seen any significant threads that really question wh
Re: Encore CS4 Blu-Ray and Real 1080p 30ish frame rates
by Jason Livingston 5 years ago
Blu-ray only supports 24p, 50i and 60i. You can compress 30p video in a 60i stream. It will still look like 30p on playback because there is no temporal shift between fields. This is sometimes referre
PAL DVD with Closed Caption
by marcus ionis 5 years ago
I'm reading DVD Studio Pro doesn't support Closed Caption for PAL Projects. I'm curious if any one has tackled this issue and how it was resolved. Thank You Marcus Marcus Ionis
Re: PAL DVD with Closed Caption
by Jason Livingston 5 years ago
Noah Kadner "Well technically it doesn't support closed captioning for anything- only DVD subtitles which are a completely different thing from closed captions." Hi Noah, Actually this is not correct
Closed Captions workflow help
by Andrew Dietz 5 years ago
I am trying to figure out a workflow dealing with closed captions. I posted this in the Kona forum because technically, I don't need to use FCP for this, and it doesn't support the format I want to us
Re: Closed Captions workflow help
by Jason Livingston 5 years ago
Hello Duke, As Gary said, FCP7's closed captioning workflows have only been tested for 1080i 720p 59.94 so far, which is what DTV broadcasts are delivered at (as far as I know, you cannot broadcast na
Error when trying to burn DVD with CS3 using scc files
by MK Kearney 5 years ago
So what ever happened I'm having a problem with the scc file also. Burns just fine when the scc file isn't inserted. When the scc file is inserted I can't get the build to go past, " Preparing Disk La
Re: Error when trying to burn DVD with CS3 using scc files
by Jason Livingston 5 years ago
Encore will fail with SCC files that have any captions within the first two seconds (00:00:02:00). It looks like maybe your caption company was on the right track, but they fixed only the first two fr
Please guide me: closed-captioning from FCP into DVDSP
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
Tomorrow I get handed a 40-minute DVCpro25 tape and a finalized DVD-R that have been closed-captioned for me. I get to make a DVD out of this tape, breaking it up into about 13 short chapters,which I
Re: Please guide me: closed-captioning from FCP into DVDSP
by Jason Livingston 5 years ago
Hi Mark, Uncompressed video, DV DVCPRO, and DVDs all use a different kind of metadata to store closed captions, so unfortunately the caption data usually will not carry over automatically. If this is
closed capiton
by Jeremy Doyle 5 years ago
First let me say I did a search and found the exact problem I am having, however there was no answer and the post was over a year old so I thought I'd ask. I have a DVCAM source (many, actually) with
Re: closed capiton
by Jason Livingston 5 years ago
Closed caption data does not go in the 480 lines of image data which is stored in MPEG-2 or DV files. To preserve closed caption data, you have to capture and play back 720x486, the extra 6 lines are
NOT your typical DVD closed-captioning question...
by Lee Adair 5 years ago
My client seems to think that DVDs are like people, each with a different temperament. That's why some like to show closed captioning and others don't. They can't seem to understand that each time the
Re: NOT your typical DVD closed-captioning question...
by Jason Livingston 5 years ago
A few other possibilities: The DVD contains roll-up or paint-on captions and is playing in a software DVD player (most of which can only show pop-on captions correctly). The DVD Blu-ray player is conn
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