I would like to take advantage of it for adding burnt-in subtitles too. I've been thinking of Exporting captions and importing them back with SugarFX sutbtiles so that I can style the subtitles as much as I can.
Will this work ? Or is there a way Andrea's software can do this ? Or is there another way ?
I have imported the .SRT file in X-Title Importer by Spherico and I have exported an FCPX XML.
Importing the FCPX XML in FCP X gives me the correct title templates but, unfortunately, the timing is off.
This is not related to X-Title Importer, it happens during the conversion from SCC to SRT. If someone can find a conversion app that does not screw up the timing, converting captions to burnt-in titles is a very fast process.
PS: I had made screenshots, but lately it's very hard to add screenshots here. I have given up.
I've created a real simple app (time bombed beta) to convert your caption project to one with subtitles. The app installs my TextUp Motion Title. This title will be used in the converted project.
Usage is simple: export XML, in the app set font and font size and drag the XML to the app. Alternatively, drag the project from FCP browser to the app window.
The conversion is really very fast.
The changed XML will be saved to the desktop with an original project name plus " subs" name.
Once the XML is loaded in FCP you "batch set" things like line leading, outline, shadow etc.
It even simpler on a standard system setup.
In the app’s prefs set auto-open. Press cmd-t to make the app “float”.
Drag a project from the FCP browser to the app’s floating window and tell FCP where to import it.
For all the missing parts you would love to have with this handling write a feature request to Apple