I have done a PAL movie and have a subtitle file.
All the subs line up.
Now I have done a NTSC version of the same movie.
The subtitles time code entry point will be different I am assuming.
Is there a PAL to NTSC subtitle timecode converter out there?
If it's a 4% speed conversion, then you will need to retime each one. My subtile company charges extra, and will not convert it any possbile way.
If its a same time conversion, you might be able to cut and paste them in a final cut pro sequence. (confused by this?) It's a long story, but possible.
Encore will import a subtitle file. I would use Excel to convert the codes and export a new file. I see numerous references to convertors, but few if any were just converting timecodes themselves. I'd explore that.
I had hoped that only the subtitles that didn't begin at frame 00 would need adjusting (because they are in the vast minority).
But even the subtitles that start at 00 are about half a second off. Darn.
Don't know, but I worked it out.
It seems like every 27 seconds, my subtitles are out of sync by +1 frames.
So at the beginning, they are in sync. But by the end they are 253 frames out of sync.
ie: at the start = synced
00:00:27 = 1 frame out
00:00:54 = 2 frames out
It would be nice if there was a subtitle tool out there to adjust my subtitles for me.
It is important that your script files correctly specify the timecode for your project. The timecode you use depends on the television standard of the project: