Skip navigation
Currently Being Moderated

PAL subtitles to NTSC ?

Apr 15, 2013 1:34 PM

Tags: #convert #pal #ntsc #subtitles #timecode

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?

 
Replies
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 15, 2013 7:11 PM   in reply to Mr Bansaw

    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.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 16, 2013 5:26 AM   in reply to FilmLover99

    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.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 17, 2013 9:02 AM   in reply to Mr Bansaw

    I hadn't thought about it that way. I wonder why they are off?

     

    So a subtitle that starts at fps 29.97 00;00;02;00 should still start at 25fps 00;00;02;00. So why doesn't it?

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 17, 2013 1:03 PM   in reply to Mr Bansaw

    PAL is non-drop timecode, right?

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 17, 2013 4:42 PM   in reply to Stan Jones

    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:

    NTSC
    NTSC projects use drop-frame timecode, which separates the numbers with semicolons, as in hh;mm;ss;ff (hours; minutes; seconds; frames).
    PAL
    PAL projects use timecode that separates the numbers with colons, as in hh:mm:ss:ff (hours: minutes: seconds: frames).



     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 18, 2013 8:31 AM   in reply to Mr Bansaw

    Excellent!

     
    |
    Mark as:

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Answers + Points = Status

  • 10 points awarded for Correct Answers
  • 5 points awarded for Helpful Answers
  • 10,000+ points
  • 1,001-10,000 points
  • 501-1,000 points
  • 5-500 points