Which is the best way to add captions and subtitles?

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    • #45621
      AvatarPablo
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      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!

  • #189273
    AvatarNormanWillis
    Participant

    I am looking for the way to do this in Sony Vegas.

    Have you tried the Premiere forum?

    If not them, http://www.creativecow.com.

  • #189274
    Avatarchuckengels
    Participant

    This is the Adobe forum Norman πŸ˜‰

  • #189275
    AvatarOmtech
    Participant

    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.

  • #189276
    AvatarNormanWillis
    Participant

    Hi Chuck.

    >>This is the Adobe forum Norman πŸ˜‰

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

    I hope you get it worked out.

    Norman

  • #189277
    Avatarchuckengels
    Participant

    Hi Norman, thought you might have been lost πŸ™‚

  • #189278
    AvatarNormanWillis
    Participant

    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.

  • #189279
    Avatarchuckengels
    Participant

    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?

    We have an Encore Guru at the Muvipix forum, stop by and say hi.

  • #189280
    AvatarNormanWillis
    Participant

    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.

  • #189281
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    Here’s a link on creating subtitles. Here’s another link.

    Here’s a link on Closed captions.

    It can be done, but it’s a lot of work. The links above mostly use free software, but there may be easier ways to do this if you fork out cash for something.

  • #189282
    Avatarjerronsmith
    Participant

    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.

  • #189283
    AvatarPablo
    Participant

    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.

  • #189284
    AvatarYvon
    Participant

    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

  • #72000246
    Avatarjksubs
    Participant

    I like https://captionflow.com. It is simple and very quick and flexible.

  • #72014519
    Avatarv62nrtav
    Participant

    Hey I personly use a tool called Blurbiz to add subtitles

    it is user easy to use, you also change the font style, color, size as well.

    Oh yeah did I mention you can also upload SRT files as well!

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