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Which is the best way to add captions and subtitles?

Pablo's picture
Last seen: 1 year 10 months ago
Joined: 07/02/2009 - 6:28am

Hi. I am trying to find an answer to this question but never imagine it was so difficult to find it.

I make independent documentaries and videos edited with Adobe Premiere CS3. I want to add subtitles in different languages. Not permanent: I want to do it in a way similar to commercial DVDs, where the viwer can turn them on/off, change the languages, etc.

Also, not only for DVD, it is important for me that they subtitles work in YouTube.

Thank you!




Omtech's picture
Last seen: 1 year 9 months ago
Joined: 05/22/2009 - 9:14am

Hi,

I have tackled subtitiling in encore and it works very nice but the challenge is I can I cant link or select the language I want but the subtitling is on and off only and only french

apears,. I need to know how to link the sbuttling button on the menu and select the langauge I want.give me youremail I can send you the information to get where I am so long.

Please let help each other for the love of Video Editing. This Video maker forum is more than University to me. may God bless the Initiator, Moderators and all members for always willing to help.


NormanWillis's picture
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Joined: 12/08/2008 - 5:56am

Hi Chuck.

>>This is the Adobe forum Norman ;)

Sorry. I did not know. I always go from the 'Latest Discussions' section.

I hope you get it worked out.

Norman



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Joined: 12/08/2008 - 5:56am

Well, I have been accused of that, and recently; but mostly I just want to figure out how to do closed captions for the hearing impaired, and will be very interested to know if you guys can figure out how to do that in Premiere.


chuckengels's picture
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You can do subtitles in Encore, not Premiere. That is similar to closed captioning.

I believe closed captioning is done with a whole other piece of equipment and software. Would subtitles suit your purpose do you think?

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NormanWillis's picture
Last seen: 6 years 1 week ago
Joined: 12/08/2008 - 5:56am

I can do subtitles in Vegas. I guess I was looking for closed captions, but I hear the software and equipment is expensive...so for now I will stick with subtitles.

Thanks.



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Joined: 06/04/2008 - 1:24am

If you want the viewer to be able to turn the subtitles on and off you probably won't be able to do it with pure video alone. The reason subtitling works with dvd is that in addition to video and audio information of the dvd you have additional data (like subtitles) and an authoring environment that makes it interactive.

I beleive you would probably need to have the video file embedded into an authoring environment like Flash or Silverlight to be able to have user controllable subtitles with a video file.

Jerron Smith Editor-Animator-Educator blog: www.thepixelsmith.blogspot.com


Pablo's picture
Last seen: 1 year 10 months ago
Joined: 07/02/2009 - 6:28am

Just for information, I found a nice freeware programme called Subtitle Workshop, from Uruguayans programmers.

http://www.urusoft.net/products.php?cat=sw

Probably not for a big budget movie but works perfectly for YouTube. Haven't tested on DVD yet.


Yvon Robert's picture
Last seen: 1 year 5 months ago
Joined: 10/17/2010 - 1:35am

Hi,

Few years ago I worked on a multilanguage project and use at this time Ulead Workshop this was a program than we canselect as example En, Fr, Ge etc... for the language and do same for title En, Fr, Ge etc... I don't know if Corel offer this program?

For subtitle I recommand Ingscribe you can use the demo ( cannot save but copy paste) or buy the version for $99 easy to use http://www.inqscribe.com/

Regards

YR