I have subtitles in SRT format to go along with a video. For purposes of post production, I'd like to burn them onto the image while we work on the final product.
Is there a way to do this in Premiere Pro? The SRT file has the exact time code in/on point with the text, so I just need a way to bring that onto the image. I'm thinking maybe I will have to convert it to another format that Bridge/Story can use, which is fine, but I'm not sure how to get the text from the file as data in Premiere Pro (or After Effects) I can use to create what amounts to PGS/burned in subtitles without LOTS of manual labor I'd just assume not do.
Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!
Perhaps I might have to write a utility to actually use an image library to create each frame (like LibPNG) which I could then import as an overlay...literally making the plain text into a PGS overlay.
Natively in Premiere Pro it's not possible, so there are four basic options:
1 and 2 are of course the easiest, but some of the sofware involved is very expensive. 3 is free, but will require some massaging of your title data and can't easily cope with things like per-card formatting (but you can dynamically-link the AE comp so it's easy to make changes). It goes without saying that 4 is like pulling teeth.