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Old September 6th, 2007, 09:11 AM   #1
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Urgent help: Subtitles in Vegas

I desperately need help: I try to figure out a way to put subtitles under my film that I will than render for web use. I searched the Vegas help, I searched the web, but all I could come up with was how to create subtitles for a DVD. Is it duable? How? Do I need a pug-in or something? I can use Vegas Studio 8.0 or Vegas 7.0.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 09:52 AM   #2
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Drop a text event (use the Default Test in the Generated Media tab) on the timeline over top of the first video clip.
Enter your first set of text.
Get the text type (Arial works well), size (try 16 or 18 as a starting point), position (bottom centre), colour (stick with white at 235-235-235) and outline (use black at 16-16-16) set to your satisfaction.
Forget about using a Drop Shadow on the text as it's too distracting.
If you find the text to be too bright, lower the text event's Opacity.
Now do a copy/paste of this event to the next position and change the text accordingly.
Repeat until done.

edit: do the first few subtitles and then render that section out using your web settings to see if the text is readable. If not, increase the size and try it again until you're happy with it.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 09:59 AM   #3
 
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Or you could use a script to insert markers with labels, labels coming from a .txt file, and then have a custom script written that would create text events on your timeline.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 10:30 AM   #4
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VASST SubText - Easily add subtitles to your projects :)
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Old September 12th, 2007, 08:12 AM   #5
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Just wanted to thank everybody for their quick replies. It really helped - even though I fell victim to the bad resolution of my client's web player... Also, from your experience, what do you prefer: When shorter subtitels show up only a short amount of time or longer titels (two lines) longer?
You can see what I did here: http://www.stern.de/politik/ausland/...ro/597371.html
No very good yet, but I'm working on it...
Anyway, thanks again,
Matthias
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