SubSimple Program: SRT <-> FCPXML

SubSimple Program: SRT <-> FCPXML

SubSimple User Guide SubSimple is a program designed to convert subtitle lists to and from editing applications. It is designed to provide an easy way to convert the universal open-source SRT subtitle format to FCPXML 1.5. It can also convert FCPXML back to SRT so that you can share your subtitle lists with clients, convert to other formats, translate to other languages or submit to YouTube and other channels as a captioning format. FOR DAVINCI RESOLVE FOR FINAL CUT X […]

Subtitles for DaVinci Resolve

How to Create, Import, Modify, and Export subtitles in DaVinci Resolve. As DaVinci Resolve continues to evolve, it is integrating more editing features into its color grading software. It can now manage a full subtitling workflow by using FCPXML to import/export text lists and the versatile text tool for writing and spotting. There are many advantages to subtitling directly in DaVinci Resolve, notably: The ability to import and export “text” effect information using FCPXML 1.5 FCP7-like text box editing directly on […]

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Timecode vs Timestamp

Subtitles are timed to appear on screen at specific times.  Depending on the video format and the subtitle display method, the timing can be encoded in either Timecode or Timestamp. TIMESTAMP Example (SRT): 00:00:04,204 –> 00:00:10,143 This method encodes time in milliseconds. Timestamp has the advantage of being timecode independent and is used in subtitling systems that operate in parallel to the video display. One common usage for SRT timestamp title is to display closed captioning on YouTube videos. The […]

SCC – Sonic Scenarist File Format

The SCC file format is the standard for closed-captioning in North American broadcast television. The file contains positioning, style, color and timing information encoded using hexadecimal values. If you open the file in a text browser, the information will not be readily legible, but you can decode the information using this handy guide and in-depth explanation of SCC format encoding. The SCC file is not very practical to edit and is used mostly as a delivery file.  Generally, SCC files are produced by companies […]

XML – FCP7 xml

The XML file used to import and export editing information from the original Final Cut Pro editing application is generally referred to FCP7 XML. Final Cut Pro 7.0.3 was that last version of Final Cut classic available before the upgrade to Final Cut X. FCP7 uses XML version 5, and it is this version that has become a standard for Adobe Products (Premiere and After Effects) as well as DaVinci Resolve. Subtitle information is usually encoded into the FCP7 format […]

TXT – Avid DS

The AVID DS format is a basic text (.txt) document that contains timecode and subtitle content, as well as basic header information. The advantage of this format is that it is easily shareable and editable by anyone with a text editor. This is useful for translation and content editing. However, the AVID DS file does not include any formatting or positioning, all this must be done inside the SubCap tool in AVID after importing. AVID DS TXT is exported from […]