To use the subtitles in your editing system, you have to export two kind of files: The picture files and the titlelist that describes the spotting of the titles.
For the picture files, you define the settings in the Export section of the document:
- The video format (PAL, NTSC, NTSC DV in 4:3 and 16:9, VGA, HD in its different flavours)
- The file format (BMP, PICT, TIFF)
- The export folder for the pictures
- A prefix of the filenames
The filenames of the exported files are defined either by default (sequential number) or with the /file comment. They can have a common prefix, and the extension (.tif or .tiff, eg. .pct or .pict) is defined in the preferences.
You can export either the current title or a selection of titles. If you want to export all titles, choose first the Select All menu.
To export, choose the File:Export menu.
If you export more than one subtitle, a sheet window will inform you about the progress. The exportation may take a while (30 minutes for 800 titles on a G5). A beep will notice you the end of the export. You can press the Cancel button to stop the export. The export is threaded, you can open other subtitler documents and work on them. You can even start more than one export.
Note: We recommend strongly to use /file comments. You can add them for an entire file with the Spotting Tool.
Note: Threaded export is a feature only available on Macintosh OS X.
Note: You find the details of the video and the file format in the Subtitler:Export Section chapter of the Reference Guide.
The format of the titlelist depends on the editing system you will want to use the subtitles. For example, you will need a CMX 3600 EDL for Avid, a Final Cut Pro XML for Final Cut Pro, and an STL Graphic file for DVD Studio Pro.
To export the titlelist, you need to choose the File:Export Other or the Tools:Export menu.
You first select the document to export, then the list format. Depending on the list format, you may have additional settings (text encoding, framerate, offset).
You press the Preview to see a preview of the export, and then the Export button to export the file.
The Export Tool exports mainly spotting information. For some formats, the text is exported. Some formats also include part of the formatting (style). Some list formats like STL Graphic needs the file to be located in the same folder than the picture files. Other formats like Sonic Scenarist need manual editing of the files after export. See the Subtitler:Export Tool chapter of the Reference Guide for the details about the list formats.
Note: If you experience problems with crashing Final Cut Pro 5 while importing or updating XML files, try using the EDL CMX3600 export instead.