I just completed hundreds of closed captions on a project that's 30 minutes in duration... I went to export the project and of course, the captions were not "burned" into the video... Only after some research did I realize that my caption format was the default ITT, and not 608...
Can someone please tell me how I can export this video with the captions appearing in the quicktime video? Am I going to have to completely redo this? It took me days to complete...
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Closed captioning for subtitles...
22 Dec 2018 16:05 #98272
I'm not sure which result you want to achieve cause you said: not "burned" into the video...
To have burned-in you need 10.4.4 and it doesn't matter which format of caption is used.
In case you want to have closed-captions (on demand) you can assign a new role (CEA-608) to a duplicate of your ITT role.
But there are limits: not all languages are supported, you'll lose style, color and alignment (every caption is aligned bottom left). Also captions with more than 32 characters per line will cause errors. Only 1 language possible.
Another option with 10.4.4 and closed captions is to assign an SRT role. Less limits here: you'll lose style, color and alignment (every caption is aligned bottom).
Then export SRT and use Subler to add the caption tracks to your movie.
If you work with FCP X 10.4.4, you don't need to redo anything. Just tell FCP X to burn the ITT captions into your exported video, and you're done.
Here's a video in FCP X with ITT captions:
Choose Share > Master File and select the Roles tab. The Roles window will open.
In the Roles window, click on Captions and select Burn In Captions > ITT. Then Press OK.
Your exported video will have your ITT captions burnt-in, exactly as you see them in the FCP X viewer:
Generally speaking, captions are very simple and only have very basic formatting options. Also, the quality of captions is always basic. If you want your burnt-in titles to look much better than simple captions, this is where the title tools from Andreas come in.
To get good quality burnt-in titles from your ITT captions, download X-Title tool (see link above).
Then export an XML from your captions project, launch the X-Title tool and click Load XML to import the captions XML into X-Title:
A new window will open to save the generated Titles to a new FCPXML:
Import the new XML into your FCP X event, and you will get perfect titles that you still can modify and adjust as much as you wish. You can simply export the video now as a Master File, with quality burnt-in titles.
There is no-one in the world whom I respect more than Andreas when it comes to titles and subtitles, his tools are a must-have for anyone who needs to work with subtitles on a regular basis.