X-Title Importer currently is the most advanced and most affordable tool for subtilte import into FCP X. It is a unique tool which allows an easy import of WebVTT, SRT subtitle files, YouTube SBV, Spruce STL, chapterlists and FCP X chapters as individual subtitles into Apple's Final Cut Pro X.
Since X-Title Importer comes along with several free Motion Templates designed for subtitling. Standard users can use use a simple "drag'n drop" mode while the advanced options allow to prepare subtitles for a professional personal, perfect and smooth integration into FCP X.
Beside supporting most Motion Titles starting with version 1.7 XTI also supports Digital Heaven's DH_SubtitleX Motion Generator. DH_Subtitle is a popular subtitle generator since early days of FCP. With the launch of FCP X it was updated to DH_SubtitleX. Now since the the release of FCP X 10.1 it is fully integrated into the X-Title group.
Subtitles are mostly created in a collaborative environment and in many cases not by the editor. But finally they have to be used by the editor.
XTI allows to convert subtitles from those common WebVTT, Subrib SRT, Spruce STL or YouTube SBV and other text based files into a FCPXML project file. You can use my TitleExchange tools to convert many other subtitle formats into YouTube SBV, Spruce STL or Subrib SRT text based file formats, even transport your subtitles from an older FCP project into a new FCPX project or the other way round -- lot of choices there.
To create files to be used with XTI there are several subtitle creation applications out there to create subtitle files for YouTube SBV, Spruce STL or Subrib SRT – one of the widely used cross platform and free applications is Jubler.
Supported source formats
X-Title Exporter which allows to export titles from FCP X to WebVTT, Subrib SRT, Texas Instruments DCP and Spruce STL.
X-Title Render which allows to create rendered subttitles from FCP X for DVD Studio Pro, Encore, Avid, Smoke and more apps.
To learn more you can download the help manual here
See also the YouTube video created by the people from uSubtitle which shows how simple and fast it is to use XTI once you have created a vailid source file either by your own or using their excellent service.
UK Editor Mark Thomas used it in a totally different way – just to comment several of his impressive music videos on Vimeo with burned in subtitles. Have a look at one project here or enjoy more of his work.
Even though the app is free you might think about a 40 Euro donation to support development. Make a donation