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What's everyone using for subtitle generation?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Andreas Gumm Aug 23, 2015.

DTS HD MA 96khz
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Wilkes Sep 16, 2014.

BDN XML -> DoST format subtitle converter (EXE)
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Stoddart Apr 7, 2013.

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David Mackenzie replied to Ari Zagnit's discussion Do Studio - Multiplex with 7 subtitle tracks is failing
"I'm not a DoStudio expert, but I wonder if it's at all buffer related? What size are your images? Are they full raster 1920x1080 or did your subtitling tool crop and position them to just the required size? I second Steve's suggestion…"
Sep 22
David Mackenzie commented on Rob Aubey's blog post A message from Rob Aubey
"Congrats, Rob! Glad to hear of this joining of forces."
Jul 20, 2017
David Mackenzie replied to Matt Stoddart's discussion Retail Blu-ray with multiple frame-rate for Australia, any real world problems?
"There's no problem with this that I know of.  In the BD spec, it's mandatory for all players to support the NTSC-centric frame rates. Only the PAL-centric ones were optional (but mandatory in those regions). In Europe, to gain the…"
Feb 19, 2017
Andreas Gumm replied to David Mackenzie's discussion What's everyone using for subtitle generation?
"AFAIK, you are right!"
Aug 23, 2015
David Mackenzie replied to David Mackenzie's discussion What's everyone using for subtitle generation?
"Unless I'm mistaken, Subtitle Edit can't (currently?) export subtitles for Scenarist SD, right?"
Aug 23, 2015
Matt Stoddart replied to David Mackenzie's discussion What's everyone using for subtitle generation?
"A second vote for "Subtitle Edit", I've used it for over a year now and it is getting better and better with every update. It is now the only subtitle tool I use for DVD and Bluray authoring."
Aug 23, 2015
Andreas Gumm replied to David Mackenzie's discussion What's everyone using for subtitle generation?
"There is "Subtitle Edit", which is free & one of the most flexible subtitle tools I ever saw. It works really fine for most situations & the wide subtitle format support is simply awsome. It can render BDN XML/PNG or DOST…"
Jul 19, 2015
David Mackenzie replied to David Mackenzie's discussion What's everyone using for subtitle generation?
"I highly recommend it, total dream to use, customizable templates, and for the most part, intuitive. I got the "DVD" version which is one down from the highest-featured version."
Jun 19, 2015
Peter B replied to David Mackenzie's discussion What's everyone using for subtitle generation?
"Hi David, I was looking at EZtitles a little while ago; indeed looks great and versatile. Which edition did you end up going for? Peter"
Jun 19, 2015
David Mackenzie replied to David Mackenzie's discussion What's everyone using for subtitle generation?
"If anyone's interested, I ended up buying EZtitles. Loving it!"
Jun 18, 2015
David Mackenzie replied to David Mackenzie's discussion What's everyone using for subtitle generation?
"Thanks Peter. Yeah, I'm using Scenarist for BD. I'm surprised it doesn't support both given that it's only the script that's different."
May 8, 2015
Peter B replied to David Mackenzie's discussion What's everyone using for subtitle generation?
"Have a look at Sublime (PC and Mac versions available). For BD, it does Dostudio only (I think you are using Scenarist mainly, right?) but it's timeline and subtitle creation/modification features, ease of use and performance make for a very…"
May 7, 2015
David Mackenzie posted a discussion

What's everyone using for subtitle generation?

Hey all,Right now I'm using Annotation Edit on the Mac to spit out BDN XML + PNG subtitles for Blu-ray. I'm very happy with the quality of these images. Unfortunately its ability to export 4-color bitmap subtitles for DVD is nowhere near as good, the quality is poor. It can generate text scripts for use with DVD Studio Pro's own internal subtitle rendering engine though.Trouble is, shuttling files back and forth to a Mac is a gigantic pain in an otherwise PC-based workflow.What subtitle…See More
May 5, 2015
David Mackenzie replied to Rob Anderson's discussion Restoring old project
"Sounds like the file it's talking about no longer exists?"
Mar 26, 2015
David Mackenzie replied to Jan's discussion Resume only works with CallTitle in a Button but not with Top Menu Button on Remote Control (HDMV / EX)
"If you have the Resume Intention Flag set to Suspended, then cycling between TopMenu and the movie should resume. Can we see the code in your TopMenu MovieObject?"
Feb 11, 2015
David Mackenzie replied to Jan's discussion Problem with using GPRs in menu jumps (HDMV / EX)
"Hey Jan,Are you trying to jump to a button within the same page?I'm not a DoStudio user but a Scenarist one, the manual for this explains that in BD you shouldn't specify the page if you are jumping to a button within the same page. Some…"
Feb 1, 2015

Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 11:38pm on August 17, 2009, Tony Laughton said…
I purchased Inlet Fathom, but I also now have the Netblender Encoder as well.

Cheers

Tony
At 11:46pm on August 17, 2009, Tony Laughton said…
I would get the Netblender Encoder, it is very good and has all the benefits of integrating with DoStudio.

Cheers

Tony
At 11:52pm on August 17, 2009, Tony Laughton said…
have you looked at this
http://netblender.ning.com/profiles/blogs/dostudio-encoder-first
At 12:07am on August 18, 2009, Tony Laughton said…
What is your source
At 12:14am on August 18, 2009, Tony Laughton said…
Hmm.. We use Apple ProRes 10bit So what dod you download it as
At 12:17am on August 18, 2009, Tony Laughton said…
you can use prores on windows too

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Ari Zagnit replied to Ari Zagnit's discussion Eclipse Errors, can someone help me decipher this?
"Well, it turns out the culprit was in the way the BDCMF files were being written.  I am on a…"
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Eclipse Errors, can someone help me decipher this?

I've sent two sets of BDCMF files to the replicator and both have returned with the same errors.…See More
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Rob Aubey replied to Henry Weintraub's discussion Managed Copy Information error
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"Hey Rob, Yes we are running Windows 10, so reinstalling wouldn't work then. We do have a…"
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