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SRT file lost but captions still appear in Premiere. Can I extract?
by Devin Hamilton 1 month ago
I had a drive crash with the SRT file but the premiere project still shows the timeline and the captions appear in full in the "captions" window. Is there ANY CHANCE that I could extract and export t
Re: SRT file lost but captions still appear in Premiere. Can I extract?
by Andreas Kiel 1 month ago
Try to export as SRT. 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 als
Messed up pixels while editing :/
by Philip Nidler 2 months ago
Hi there, Recently when I've been editing some clips seems to got damaged (please see link below). As you can see there are these pink pixels appearing on the left corner of the photo. Why does that h
Re: Messed up pixels while editing :/
by Andreas Kiel 2 months ago
This looks more like a display problem. will the error be in an exported the video Try to delete FCP preferences. Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be caref
Change font size and position of captions in FCPX
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
Hey all - My first foray into captioning inside of FCPX. Was able to copy and paste my script into captions, but the size seems really big and positioned very low in the screen (this video is a 1080x1
Re: Change font size and position of captions in FCPX
by Andreas Kiel 2 months ago
Tom, Not completely true. Captions & subtitles could be the same in some cases. Subtitles in most cases describe visual text for spoken words. Captions in common usage includes "audio description". As
Tough One - Subtitles Premiere to FCPX
by Jeff Krieger 2 months ago
Ok, this seems like a tougher one...but probably not for you guys... I have subtitles parsed out in a .txt document. I would like to... - import as titles - be able to style the titles using a preset
Re: Tough One - Subtitles Premiere to FCPX
by Andreas Kiel 2 months ago
Eric, If you use both PPro and FCPX you can use my premiereTitles for less pain ;-) Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a mo
YouTube Chapters and...
by Andreas Kiel 2 months ago
...X-Title Import Update This weekend I got a few mails from X-Title users whether I too could implement YouTube chapter export since the FCPX chapter import always has been there and text export as w
Apply to Multiple Titles at Once
by Jeff Krieger 2 months ago
Is there a way to apply a title template to multiple titles at once E.g., I use the title template by Tap5a for subtitles. I have a number of titles I'd like to apply that to. Any quick way to do it R
Re: Apply to Multiple Titles at Once
by Andreas Kiel 2 months ago
You are probably doing something wrong. A) Select all titles in the timeline B) In the Title Browser select your Tap5a title and double-click Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights w
Closed Caption issue on Timeline
by David Bowen 2 months ago
Hi Forums, I am trying to pair .srt files with video on the timeline. Both .srt and video files are timed to 23.976 but there is significant drift in the captions -- at minute 20, the captions are six
Re: Closed Caption issue on Timeline
by Andreas Kiel 2 months ago
Andy, Blaise, It's difficult to give any analysis from the distance without seeing both SRT and video. I can only guess how the SRT was created and have no idea which 'base video' with what applicatio
Captions
by Tom Sefton 3 months ago
Hi, scratching head about this. Exporting a timeline and separate .srt and .itt caption files for each chapter. When I get the mastered ProRes file into compressor, and add the corresponding .srt or .
Re: Captions
by Andreas Kiel 3 months ago
SRT and ITT aren't closed caption formats. You either have to convert them into CEA-608 inside FCP or using a third party app (depends on the language used) or use an app like Subler to embed when usa
Quicker way to convert title text elements in to a matched caption layer?
by Dave Morales 3 years ago
Premiere Pro CC 2017 I have created a video that has text graphics, made using the Type Tool. I found out today that instead of on screen, styled text titles, my client wants captions instead (.SRT fi
Re: Quicker way to convert title text elements in to a matched caption layer?
by Andreas Kiel 3 months ago
You can't do that efficiently in Premiere - only with tedious manual copy paste. If you are working on Mac OS there is my premiereTitles: http: www.spherico.com filmtools TitleExchange PTI index.html
How Convert .scc / .srt IMPORTED subs into Open subs?
by shawn convey 8 months ago
Hey there, I have been going nuts trying to figure out how to stylize my IMPORTED subtitles into PP. Sorry to keep stressing that these are imported subtitles but there is so much info out there how t
Re: How Convert .scc / .srt IMPORTED subs into Open subs?
by Andreas Kiel 8 months ago
You can 'stylize' your caption in the editor If you need more drop me an email: spherico.mail(at)gmail(dot)com Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful
Change y-position of subtitle inside the colored backround using subtitlestool (open captions) in premiere cc 2019
by kai hattermann 9 months ago
Hello together! I would love to change the y-position of my subtitle text inside premiere. with the subtitletool i just manage to change the position from the text WITH the backroundcolor. but i dont
Re: Change y-position of subtitle inside the colored backround using subtitlestool (open captions) in premiere cc 2019
by Andreas Kiel 9 months ago
Unfortunately there is no way to do this with the caption tool in PPro. You may try another font. Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he there
Closed captioning
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
Does Resolve enable the creation of closed captions Bob C
Re: Closed captioning
by Andreas Kiel 12 months 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 year 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 year 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
importing .XML subtitles to Final Cut 7
by Mandy Moran 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
Exporting list of missing files
by Michael Crochetiere 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years ago
A fun read: https: www.provideocoalition.com after-effects-wins-an-academy-sci-tech-award
Re: After Effects wins!
by Andreas Kiel 1 year 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
Burn-in subtitles for side-by-side stereo 3d video
by Anmol Mishra 2 years 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 2 years 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
subtitle feature request
by Andi Winter 2 years 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 2 years 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
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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 5 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 6 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 10 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 10 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 12 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 12 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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