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createmedia 01-10-2019 06:48 PM

SRT subtitles import into Vistitle 2.6

I have an SRT Subtitle file.

I have Vistitle 2.6 and E Workgroup 9.31

All the information that I need on Google seems to give me a 404 not found on the topic.

I downloaded the VT manual.

I created a new Vistitle clip in Edius

In the main screen of VT I added as it suggests a Subtitle template and saved it back to Edius.

The manual (page 145) then says double click on the clip and it will open the Edius Subtitle editor.

It doesn't it opens the Edius Layout Editor this is my main issue.

It also Says

Using the EDIUS View menu or by typing Ctrl+F12, you can open the Title Templates Library, and shift to the subtitle catalogue. There is nothing in the View menu relevant.

Ctrl F12 does nothing for me but F12 takes me to the templates library.

Can someone please explain the steps how to bring this SRT file into Vistitle and create the subtitles I need to add please?

GrassValley_SL 01-10-2019 06:56 PM

Go to the EDIUS tools menu, click on the Vistitle library entry.
Drag one of the sub templates to the timeline.
Double click it on the timeline and import your text.

createmedia 01-10-2019 07:17 PM

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It is sooooo simple many thanks the manual is most unclear to me.

Ok now I have that open but the SRT file comes in on the drop down Open Sub Rip there is activity for a moment then I have a blank list.

The subtitle file is attached.


createmedia 01-10-2019 07:21 PM

It looks a strange format to me that file


Jerry 01-10-2019 09:44 PM

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I tried importing that file into Vistitle and it fails. It opens in Aegisub without a problem. From what I remember, older versions of Aegisub were compatible with Vistitle.
I exported it using Aegisub 3.3.2, but UTF-8 does not seem to work with Vistitle 2.8.

Here is a video importing an .srt into Vistitle.
Attachment 19875

I've contacted Vistitle for further guidance.

Jerry 01-11-2019 03:34 PM

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Hi Mike,

Ok, I've created two .srt files for you from your original. One is created by Aegisub and the second one is created by Vistitle.
In order to make the original work in Vistitle I had to wash it through Word(not note pad) for correct formatting and to make a couple of corrections.
Attachment 19877

From what I have learned, your file was saved as an ANSI encoded text file. Vistitle sometimes has an issue with these types of files. Normally, you would use notepad to fix issues. In this case, I opened Word and imported your file and cleaned out a some font information and then saved it to a Unicode UTF-8 text file. To import into Vistitle, change .txt to .srt.
Attachment 19878

This is a work around for this type of file. Thanks to Vistitle engineering for this work around. As long as it is properly created as a UTF-8, Vistitle will import the .srt file.

createmedia 01-11-2019 03:50 PM

Hello Jerry

I have suggested some re-wording of the manual to clarify how to do it in a conversation with VT support and I sent them the SRT file.

The source of the file is ReCastly which is an online tool which produces it.

It is new software and it also is supposed to produce a subtitled video with text type on and deliver an SRT file. I ended up with a video file with two layers of the same subtitle text which is clearly wrong. It also didn't allow a local file upload which it is supposed to do, but did work from a YouTube URL. Support tickets are open but not answered yet.

However it seems to produce accurate text transcription which is useful from a recorded live event.

I haven't tried Aegisub as I didn't know about it.



Jerry 01-11-2019 03:55 PM

Did you try the files I sent you in Vistitle?

createmedia 01-11-2019 04:08 PM

If I bring them into Aegisub and export them to the project folder they work in Vistitle

Jerry 01-11-2019 04:35 PM

The two I sent you will import directly into Vistitle. The other text file needs the .srt file type change. It is a Unicode UTF-8 text file.
After the change, Vistitle will see the .srt when the srt import option is selected.

This file should import as a text file as well. Then you can export it as an .srt.

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