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Lesson 7. Adding Subtitles > Importing Subtitles from a Text File

Importing Subtitles from a Text File

Although you can use any of the methods you’ve just learned about to add, trim, and move subtitles, there are easier and more precise ways to create these streams. Like Final Cut Pro markers, subtitles are best added using timecode from the source movie file.

If you have a lot of subtitles to create, or if you are receiving translated subtitle text files from a service bureau, you will find that it is easy to import subtitles from a subtitle text file. Subtitle text files are specially formatted text files that list the text of each subtitle along with its timecode in and out points. These files are easy to create once you understand their code, and may become your preferred method of working with subtitles, even if you are doing all of the translation yourself.


  

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