Does anyone know of a video tutorial that explains how to create menus in Encore that have working buttons for subtitles?
I can see how to select or create a menu, change titles of the menu itself and the buttons and to take the pickwhip to link some of the buttons to particular sections of the video, but the pickwhip won't link to the subtitles either in the project file or the timeline.
button for Chapter 1
button for Chapter 2, etc.
Subtitles Button for option to turn on subtitles, if not selected, subtitles won't show
button for English choice
button(s) for alternate language choice(s)
I'd prefer that the subtitles be .scc. I have figured out how to import .scc subtitles but they appear in code, not English. When burning a DVD are .scc subtitles automatically translated into readable language?
If you want no subtitles when a user starts the disk, you can set them off by default. See "Set the Default ... Subtitle Track here:
SCC and subtitles are two different things. I do not know whether you can convert an scc file to a subtitle file or not. A subtitle file is what you import to Encore for subtitles.
To add closed captions, see this section:
There is a tutorial on closed captions at the end of that section.
You cannot preview closed captions. If this is not working, I'd look at your scc file.
A user can turn subtitles on and off with their remote, or you can create menus for this. See "Set buttons to select audio or subtitle tracks" on the same link above.
the pickwhip won't link to the subtitles either in the project file or the timeline.
Think of subtitle (and audio track) selection as a property of a link, not a link itself. So, for example, when you link from a menu button to a movie, you can "specify link" and tell Encore which subtitle or audio track you want. Encore remembers which track you selected last, and the default is "no change." So instead of specifying for each link, you set a default (for when the disk starts) and then you have a menu to allow the user to change.
I prefer a separate menu for subtitle selection.
Thanks for those two links, Stan. I'm going to do some practice runs to see if I can make sense of them.
I have come across links to the video tutorial in the second link several times but it doesn't play. I have seen other tutorials by Jeff Stengstack and he does a great job. That particular one appears to be part of a set for purchase, which I may do in future.
I'm confused about the differences between subtitles and closed captions. I know closed captions are supposed to indicate sounds as well as dialog. It might be mentioned that the sound of a door slamming occurs, for instance. But that is also the case with subtitles for hearing impaired.
I have a family member who is hard of hearing. I've learned that when I purchase DVD movies that say they are CC, or Closed Captioned, the captions will NOT play via my oppo DVD/BluRay player, which I think is a pretty good one. Only movies that indicate they have 'subtitles' will actually play subtitles.
I have my cable box set up to show subtitles/captions when watching TV. I'm not sure which of the two we are actually seeing.
I'm working on making 'how to' watercolor videos. Naturally, I'd like to have the subtitles/captions I make be available to viewers, so I thought I'd concentrate on subtitles, which are what works for me. Should I try to do both?
I am not an expert on CC (or lots of other things for that matter!) But I think of CC as primarily a function of the TV signal, that the TV shows or not. In an age of smart devices, I don't know if you are actually enabling it on your cable box, the cable box is telling the TV to show CC, or the cable box remote is directly telling the TV to show CC.
Subtitles, on the other hand, are a function of the DVD and DVD player. I don't see a CC button on the DVD player remote image I pulled up, but I see one on the TV control.
So with what you have produced, use the remote controls to see what you can turn on or off. Step one is getting the subtitles and CC on the disk. Step two is sorting out the navigation.
I also found that the tutorial does not play; the page loads fine. I reported the problem to Infinite Skills.
Thank you, Stan! It is indeed.
From that video, from what you've said, and what I've read here:
(Amazing amount of information re: subtitles and closed captions)
I've come to believe that: (I could be mistaken!)
Closed Caption does indeed work through the TV set and is controlled only by the remote control for the TV set, not the DVD player remote.
The reason Closed Captions in movies I have that include them won't play on my setup is because I'm connected between all boxes with HDMI cables. Component cables will only support closed captions in standard definition. (480i). Not sure what S video cable will do.
Closed captions are a separate bit of information which used to be provided on broadcast line 21. Since 2009 most broadcasters in North America have switched over to DTV (digital TV.)
Closed captions need to be provided as a .scc file for regular definition, or .mcc for high definition. Not sure if .mcc is required for high def. Encore, if set up correctly, can add closed captions to a DVD, but it isn't possible to see the captions in Encore. You have to burn a disc before you can tell if they are there, and if you test on a TV set that is connected to your DVD player with HDMI cables, they aren't going to show up anyway.
Closed captions are required by law, in both English and Spanish, as of 2010, in the USA, for broadcast TV. Not sure how to add both languages in Encore, that is, together or separately, or how to give the viewer a choice.
Encore is going to be able to add closed captions only in NTSC format. PAL uses a different standard that Encore does not support.
Subtitles are bitmap images that can be turned on or off on a DVD and will be controlled by the DVD remote control. They can be either language only, or language and sound effects, which are labled SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.)
While it would be lovely, I doubt any TV stations are ever going to be broadcasting my videos. What I need to figure out is how to make the buttons work with subtitles.
I'm running the trial of MovieCaptioner, which can create the several file types, including .scc, what Encore needs, what YouTube needs and many more.
My earliest attempts failed because my AVCHD video is too high a resolution and the previewer part of the program wouldn't function. With help from the creator of the program I've learned I need to reduce my file size considerably. I'm stll working on it.
I've had After Effects, Premier Pro and Encore for less than a week. I think my mind is half fried.
Um, back to the video tutorial that now works... they have a couple more that relate specifically to subtitles, but they aren't working either... any chance???
Set up a simple test project with a short standard definition video and a couple subtitles. (You can add them manually.) Encore preview will show/hide them. You can experiment with the navigation like that.