Working with NLE and captions using untimed text from a transcript, song text, lyrics, poem etc will be a tedious job. So I thought it would be handy to have a simple app which will handle the basic things simple and fast.
The app allows several working modes.
In the "Conversion Mode" you can convert text files either as "line by line" or as "text blocks" divided by a blank line to SRT, VTT or AVID Subcaps. Additionally Final Cut Pro ITT or SRT Caption XML are supported.
This will work with a simple "Drag'n Drop" of a file.
In the "Edit Mode" you can split text by sentences, wrap by "line length" and edit the transcription text with standard text tools before you "add timing".
In a third mode you can use an existing caption text file (SRT, VTT, AVID etc). Just paste the text into the app's text editor window, select the "character per lines amount" and fine tune. Then save the "wrapped" file.
A more detailed description with some help and examples is available here.
Supported file source formats
Supported Caption formats
X-Title Exporter (XTE) allows to export titles or any type of captions from FCP X to WebVTT, Subrib SRT, Adobe Encore script, Avid DS Caption, Texas Instruments DCP and Spruce STL.
Even more exciting: you can convert any closed caption track into an open caption track using the TextUp Motion Titles or a template of your choice. This makes it the perfect companion when working with Facebook or other social media.
Last not least, Motion Title based open captions can be converted to SRT or ITT closed captions tracks with a snap of the fingers.
X-Title Importer (XTI) allows to create captions or titles for FCP X from Subrip SRT (font style, font color), WebVTT (font style, font color, voice tags), iTunes iTT and other DFXP/TTML formats, Spruce STL (font, font size, font style, horizontal alignment), Youtube SBV, Chapterlist, Final Cut Pro X XML (chapters extraction), untimed text from transcripts, Comma separated text CSV.
Wow, as always....great stuff!!!
this looks fab!
As always very creative, original and useful tools to make workflows easier. Thank you for this new tool.
After the Untimed Caption Tool please. Thank you for developing these great tools! :)
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