I don't think Premiere can do "subtitles" in the same way Encore can, meaning with user control, or for CC purposes. Unless it's a new feature of CS4, subtitles in the past have always been just 'titles', always visible on the screen and not subject to being turned off.
If you can export the text from Encore into a text file then you could use the Title File Creator utility to create titles that you can import into PPro.
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Simon, You are right in saying that subtitles in Premiere are titles that cannot be turned off. But that is what I want to dump on to DVCAM
Thanks Eddie for the solution. I tried it out and the 'Title File Creator' works beautifully. There is one drawback though. while I am able to import multiple subtitles into Premiere, I am not able to get the timing information.
I just discovered a plug in demo for importing the titles along with the time code called EZTITLES PLUGIN. It seems to do the job of importing an ascii subtitle file (with text and time code) into Premiere as a single clip which can be placed on a timeline layer and sync and then can be further edited for font styles, background and so on. Let me try it out and get back.
where does CS4 save the title file (.prtl file)? I'm having troubles locating it to be able to use with file title creator?
If one does a Save_As_Template (or similar syntax per version), it will then Save where you direct it. Otherwise, it's in the XML of the .PRPROJ file. This was a departure from very early of Pr. I think that this change came with the intorduction of PrPro, i.e. version 1.0. It was there by 2.0.
Thanks. Ok, I got it now. I was trying to "save as" in the titler in CS4, but you have to do it in the project pane. It's all here.
- In the Project panel, select the title you want to save as an independent file.
- Choose File > Export > Title.
- Specify a name and location for the title and click Save.
Glad that you found it. Things change locations, and often syntax, version to version, so I hesitate to try and give exact locations.
Thanks for reporting,