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Closed captioning
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
Does Resolve enable the creation of closed captions Bob C
Re: Closed captioning
by Andreas Kiel 2 weeks ago
Dan McGuire "This BBC page seems to be saying I need a ghost box, and also that my srt files should be "Arial Narrow Latin 45A 1080, with the ghost box and no outline. " How do I create a "ghost box
Closed Captioning trouble within Brightcove.
by Ashley Heilig 1 month ago
Hello all, I am not sure if this is the correct place to place this question but here we go. I have a video file up on Brightcove, and I am trying to add a vvt file to support closed captioning. It lo
Re: Closed Captioning trouble within Brightcove.
by Andreas Kiel 1 month ago
Search for some VTT tutorials on the web. Position is set by instructions which follow the time info. example: 00:00:07.883 -- 00:00:12.054 line:95% Font size is set in em somewhere in the css. But I
Export embedded subtitles FCPX
by Guylain Doyle 10 months ago
Hi, I've added english closed caption (ITT) on my spanish interviews in fcpx 10.4.3 I want to export a QT movie for a projection on screen. The problem is when I open the file, the subtitles are not e
Re: FCPX not burning in subtitles
by Andreas Kiel 2 months ago
Alan Langdon "Do you know if one donation gets full usage of both XTI and XTE " Yes. Alan Langdon "And do you know if this donation amount is negotiable" No, not anymore. You can still work within th
Another funny Title Template - Paranormal Text
by Andreas Kiel 3 months ago
Just a simple text box with or without background. Other than normal you can't enter a text size but you can enter a maximum text size (even for parts or words). Any text will fit in the box, resizing
Missing Titles and Generators in FCPX
by Brendan Kelsey 3 years ago
Hey all, I was wondering if anyone could help me figure this out. I have a project with all of the original media stored in the FCPX library on an external hard drive. I used Motion 5 to create a gene
Re: Missing Titles and Generators in FCPX
by Andreas Kiel 4 months ago
Good to hear that the app helped to solve the problem. Spread the word ;-) Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. An
importing .XML subtitles to Final Cut 7
by Mandy Moran 4 months ago
Trying to import an .xml file with the film's subtitles into Final Cut 7 and I keep receiving the following translation error: Here is a screenshot of the first page of the .xml file opened in Text Ed
Re: importing .XML subtitles to Final Cut 7
by Andreas Kiel 4 months ago
This is a Digital Cinema Interop XML - not a FCP XML. FCP legacy doesn't allow to import subtitles. You need a 3rd party app like my TitleExchange Pro. Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He wh
Closed Captions in Adobe Premiere
by Imry Halevi 4 months ago
Hello. I have a file that has embedded closed captions in it. The file is a recording of a live broadcast that had 608 captions embedded live, and then saved using a AJA HELO device. The file is avail
Re: Closed Captions in Adobe Premiere
by Andreas Kiel 4 months ago
I don't see any captions, that's why I asked for side car files. Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou
Blurry exported text (since 2008)
by Jean Tertrain 4 months ago
Hi, I'm on Premiere Pro 2017.1.1. I can't get a clear text in my exports. It's always slightly blurry and very frustrating. I can actually remember having this problem since my editor life began, on v
Re: Blurry exported text (since 2008)
by Andreas Kiel 4 months ago
Use any lossless fomat like Apple's Prores or Avid formats. Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze
How to change outline color in captions
by Xavier Paredes 5 months ago
I imported a ".itt" type caption file into FCP. I would like to be able to add an outline. I don't see anywhere how to do that. Am I missing something I did find an Apple article (see link below) wher
Re: How to change outline color in captions
by Andreas Kiel 5 months ago
As Oliver said, for Closed Captions there no real options to modify appearance. To convert FCP closed captions (SCC, SRT, iTT) to Open Captions e.g. Motion titles you can use my X-Title Caption Conver
FCPX centered iTT captions shift way to the left when played back on youtube
by Nick Natteau 5 months ago
All of my iTT captions are properly centered in Final Cut Pro X and remain so when I export my videos as master files. But as soon as i upload them to Youtube, many of those captions are no longer pro
Re: FCPX centered iTT captions shift way to the left when played back on youtube
by Andreas Kiel 5 months ago
Hello Nick, Since yesterday my internet connection is fast and stable enough to upload little things to YouTube. I tested both iTT from FCP and VTT from my X-Title - all works fine and as expected. So
Exporting list of missing files
by Michael Crochetiere 7 months ago
Hello - Long story, but I need to decide if it's worthwhile doing data recovery on the external drive that holds my FCP media. Is there a way to export the list of missing FCP project files to (for ex
Re: Exporting list of missing files
by Andreas Kiel 6 months ago
Joe Marler on FCP.co Andreas, thanks for this. Here are some examples to illustrate how useful this utility is: Scenario 1: You have a portable drive containing a non-managed library and media set yo
After Effects wins!
by Eric Santiago 7 months ago
A fun read: https: www.provideocoalition.com after-effects-wins-an-academy-sci-tech-award
Re: After Effects wins!
by Andreas Kiel 6 months ago
When the CoSA people had their first betas Apple (or better Claris) had a similar app in beta state Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he the
Adding subtitles to Adobe Premiere Pro with .srt file ready
by Vikkramm Chandirramani 9 months ago
Hello, I have a project in Adobe Premiere Pro in DPX format which I'm exporting to Vimeo 1080p video. How do I go about adding subtitles to this I had created subtitles in .srt format. I'm unable to d
Re: Adding subtitles to Adobe Premiere Pro with .srt file ready
by Andreas Kiel 9 months ago
You don't need to do anything in PPro unless you want to burn in the subtitles - just upload the .srt to Vimeo. If you need burned in: import SRT, select the Caption file in the browser and make your
Burn-in subtitles for side-by-side stereo 3d video
by Anmol Mishra 1 year ago
Hi. I have used Resolve 14 to burn in subtitles for a 2d film. I have now a side-by-side stereo 3d film that I have imported into Resolve. How would I add 2 streams of subtitles - one per eye Thanks!
Re: Burn-in subtitles for side-by-side stereo 3d video
by Andreas Kiel 1 year ago
Yes. But for 3D you need to take care of the z-position. Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze lon
Closed Caption question.
by James Whittington 1 year ago
I'm trying to do closed captions for a web video. It seems to me there are very little options to customize your captions. Can't change font, size, etc. It ends up looking like this... My coworker ask
Re: Closed Caption question.
by Andreas Kiel 1 year ago
Font and final position of Closed Caption are created by the player. There is NO chance to influence behaviour! Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful
SRT Open Caption Files -- How to change formatting
by Ashley James 1 year ago
Is there a way to batch change formatting in an srt file For example, I have a very long srt translation file which, when i double click it, only allows me to change (font, size, color, etc) one capti
Re: SRT Open Caption Files -- How to change formatting
by Andreas Kiel 1 year ago
Open in browser then select all captions and change. 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 in
subtitle feature request
by Andi Winter 1 year ago
dear all! i just played a little bit with the new subtitle workflow in resolve 15, but i couldn't find the option that one line subs are always in the bottom line and two line subs position the first
Re: subtitle feature request UPDATE
by Andreas Kiel 1 year ago
Andi Winter ...BUT: for subtitles i think i can live with that. point 15 is not option for subs. 15 pt was a stupid example to show what's going wrong, but for readable subtitles (open captions) outl
Premiere Pro CC doesn't export H264 in .MOV anymore with the 12.1 update
by Ron Khoury 1 year ago
I updated my premiere pro to 12.1 Now when I come to export h624 like all my clients want before the final ProRes, the only extension I can get is .mp4 and many clients' systems wouldn't let you uploa
Re: Premiere Pro CC doesn't export H264 in .MOV anymore with the 12.1 update
by Andreas Kiel 1 year ago
Are you sure you really have changed the extension - not only on Finder level Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster.
EasyDCP
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Apparently they now offer integration direct from FCPX. https: www.easydcp.com publisher.php - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: EasyDCP
by Andreas Kiel 2 years ago
Thanks Sebastian! 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 ga
NAB news
by Ronny Courtens 2 years ago
Apple announces these updates for NAB: http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2058-apple-announce-updates-to-final-cut-pro-x-compressor-and-motion-for-nab-2018 - Ronny
Re: NAB news
by Andreas Kiel 2 years ago
Another good link http: alex4d.com notes item final-cut-pro-10-4-1-prores-raw-and-captions Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby beco
iMac VS Surface Studio
by andy patterson 2 years ago
The Surface Studio does not have the best specs. I admit is is pricey but it is the user experience that is worth noting. MS can improve the Surface Studio's specs but can Apple improve the user exper
Re: iMac VS Surface Studio
by Andreas Kiel 2 years ago
To be honest I don't see the point. If you realy need touch & paint buy a Wacom tablet. 10 bit, color confidence, calibration etc. Okay you'll end up at 5k or so, but you get a real good system. Spher
Is Compressor a serious product?
by Gabriele Sartori 2 years ago
I'm always puzzled by Apple Compressor. I like a lot the interface, I like to use it offline for transcoding. It's dramatically slow, we are in 2017 and to see only 21% of my resources used is depress
Re: Is Compressor a serious product?
by Andreas Kiel 2 years ago
Helge Tjelta: "All codecs that allow the segment flag to be on, will use full CPU count." That's true. Apple H264 doesn't allow. One file won't use all cores, 10 files will use more. From my experienc
Need to keep old Mac Pro running-suggestions?
by Bret Hampton 2 years ago
Hi I have an early Mac Pro 1.1 dual processor running FCP7. I mostly use it with Furnacecore Dirt Removal for film restoration. It's pretty slow as it's 32 bit, so wondering suggestions for inexpensiv
Re: Need to keep old Mac Pro running-suggestions?
by Andreas Kiel 2 years ago
Nick ...our solution was to run it on a bunch of macs simultaneously. Nick You can run multiple instances of FCP on the same machine as long you have several cores available. - Andrea Spherico http:
Title Safe for today's delivery
by Christopher McDonell 2 years ago
Hey, reading one of the threads below had me thinking about this. Now that most people are watching film and video on TV's or devices that show 100% of the picture, is there really a need to keep titl
Re: Title Safe for today's delivery
by Andreas Kiel 2 years ago
The question is : are you talking about titles or subtitles captions. While a "Title" easily can be extended to a 90% region, subtitle region finally shrinks: BBC recommendation is 68%. This is unders
Positioning text using FCP text generators
by Christopher McDonell 2 years ago
Hi. I'm finishing a doc on FCP 6 and will eventually need to version my text. I've been reading about using TEP to create an .srt file and to avoid Boris text generator. At this point, my subtitles ar
Re: Positioning text using FCP text generators
by Andreas Kiel 2 years ago
Some options: 1) With TEP the TextUp generator is installed. Try to use this one. 2) Split your .srt into a "centered" and "left" entries. Can easily be done in a spreadsheet. Andreas Spherico http: w
subtitles
by micheal youssef 4 years ago
i have SRT file which include a spanish subtitles for movie which i already edited it but when i try to open it on my mac on different softwares like (text edit - word even on Jubler ) ialot of words
Re: subtitles
by Andreas Kiel 2 years ago
They seem to be not UTF-8. You may try following: Open TextEdit. Press cmd-O and navigate to that file and select. But before you hit Enter (or double click) select in the "Plain Text Encoding" pop-up
Join me today in my heroic struggle against the subscription model!
by Simon Ubsdell 3 years ago
Enough is enough is ENOUGH! My electricity supplier has heaped infamy upon tyranny by asking me to pay a monthly subscription for my power. And at last I have decided that this cannot stand. I cannot
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Re: Join me today in my heroic struggle against the subscription model!
by Andreas Kiel 3 years ago
Simon Ubsdell Would this be the same Smith Corona that had a perfectly serviceable underline key Regardless the functionality : This one looks ugly. The only valid ones: Underwood before 1930. - Andr
FCP 7 crashes exporting an XML
by joel matthew 5 years ago
I'm trying to export an XML of a large project so that I can use FCP7toX and get the project on my iMac with FCPX. Unfortunately, it crashes before finishing the XML. The error message is "The process
Re: FCP 7 crashes exporting an XML
by Andreas Kiel 5 years ago
I also would recommend to export the XML as portions. - Andreas Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou g
Polywave audio
by David Page 5 years ago
Whats the best software to bring zax recorded polywave audio files into fcp 7 and synch them w the video
Re: Polywave audio
by Andreas Kiel 5 years ago
if the video has tc just sync by tc - 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 a
Font Size for Titles for screening in commercial movie theater
by Anne Davis 5 years ago
My documentary will be screening as part of a film festival in a commercial movie theater. I'm concerned that the title cards, lower thirds and end credits (single card and scrolling) that I created i
Re: Font Size for Titles for screening in commercial movie theater
by Andreas Kiel 5 years ago
For Cinema you can leave the color to white. You should add an outline to your subtitles. Like Shane said you have to look at the font you are using. Each font can display in a different size. Use a f
How to render a subtitle sequence on timeline
by George Roberson 5 years ago
I finally get the subtitle on the timeline (I did change the speed since I wrote my title based on .mov file which ends up longer than FCP file - don't know why), but it won't let me render it. At fir
Re: How to render a subtitle sequence on timeline
by Andreas Kiel 5 years ago
George, Download my TitleExchange package. It includes an app called gRender (free). Export your subtitle only timeline as XML. Then import into gRender. The app will create a new XML, an EDL and some
Subtitles in FCP 7 vs. external program
by Alyssa Grinberg 6 years ago
I am working on a short 15-minute video that has several foreign speakers that need subtitles. There will actually be two versions of the video released (one in English and the other in Vietnamese). I
Re: Subtitles in FCP 7 vs. external program
by Andreas Kiel 5 years ago
Hello Asta, You may contact me off list at kiel{at}spherico(dot)com Regards Andreas Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a mo
P-2 XML Files messed up
by Kevin Christopher 9 years ago
For some reason I have got some p-2 xml files that are corrupt. I have confirmed all of the MXF files are intact and in the right folders, but I can not get these files to come in to FCP
Re: P-2 XML Files messed up
by Andreas Kiel 9 years ago
Just to keep the info on this thread up to date. I got the XMLs from Kevin, they are really messed. So a good idea for anybody who thinks about using HDLog would be to duplicate the CLIP folder on you
Jam Sync HVX200 and HPX500
by Nate Stephens 11 years ago
Does anybody have a method for Time code Sync between the HVX200 and the HPX500.. I really think I am working to hard by trying to start both cameras time code by pushing their buttons at the same tim
Re: Jam Sync HVX200 and HPX500
by Andreas Kiel 11 years ago
Nat, you're right it's better to sync the cameras. But my application does allows two or more cameras to be synched easily if each camera can be set up to "free run tc" - which should be the case with
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