Adding subtitles to video

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Crappy, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Crappy Member

    Adding subtitles to video

    I'm trying to add English subtitles to a TV recording I made.

    I got it all set up with Adobe Encore CS4, but I can't export WITH subtitles. I just get the video (mp4 format).

    Is there anyone here who has experience with adding subtitles to video? Does anyone know of a different program to do it with?
  2. Hombre Moderator Skandinaviska

    Re: Adding subtitles to video

    Most video editing programs have subtitle options. Even Windows Movie Maker.
  3. AnonTani Member

    Re: Adding subtitles to video

    I don't think encore knows how to render the subtitles on video, it's just makes a DVD/BluRay friendly file, as it is a physical media authoring tool.

    I'd user After Effects (for anything video related, actually, even editing).
    Here's a sample project to get you going, it's quite easy and it gives you complete control over your titles. The end result is rendered on the video itself:
    MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service

    If it isn't too long, and if you have the titles in a text format ready to go I can do this for you, but... teach a man to fish... :)
  4. WagTheWog Member

    Re: Adding subtitles to video

    You could add the subtitles on YouTube. It has that feature.
  5. Crappy Member

    Re: Adding subtitles to video

    Youtube isn't my biggest friend at the moment due to their 10 minute video limit. I'm using Vimeo.

    I'll check that project out, AnonTani, thanks!

    EDIT: So I've got this pretty text file I exported from Encore. Can't I use that to import the subs into After Effects? It would save me another hour.
  6. AnonTani Member

    Re: Adding subtitles to video

    I'm afraid not, AE does not support subtitles per se, you create them by animating two properties of a text element (source and transparency).

    If you have a file ready, try to find a tool that merges them with the video:

    ...Or try Premiere, it should be able to pull it off, it's from the same software family.
  7. Crappy Member

    Re: Adding subtitles to video

    I found a script somewhere, it worked perfectly, AE is rendering the video file now.

    Thanks for all your help!

    Others who might need this:
    Import Encore Subtitle Text File into After Effects (you can choose how much you pay for it)
  8. AnonTani Member

    Re: Adding subtitles to video

    That's brilliant, thanks!
    Sorry if I mislead you for a moment there :)
  9. Crappy Member

    Re: Adding subtitles to video

    Haha, that's no problem. Another question: how the frig do I render the movie WITH audio? I can't get it to work.
  10. AnonTani Member

    Re: Adding subtitles to video

    Had the same troubles :)
    "Composition" -> "Make movie"
    Click on "lossless" in the render job, choose a format and compression and simply tick "Audio Output" in the bottom.

    Here's a screenshot:

    Click "Ok" then "Render", but that part you know :)

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