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  • Sun, Sep 13 2009 7:34 PM

    Crying [:'(] Closed Captioning Question to All

    Dear Avid Editors and Developers. I have used Avid Express 3.0 through to 4.5.3 Meridien PC since 1999 to produce a Canadian Weekly Spiritual/Entertainment/Variety Show. If interested see at www.aspiretv.ca/

    Now we have to do Closed Captioning so I contacted Avid, my reseller & friends in the Biz with no luck.  Avid says Meta Sync may be a start point. Some suggests third party imports of scripts, etc. We know that it is vertical blanking line 21 is the point of descriptive video, but we do not know how to execute this.

    Please help this stumped editor. Thanks to all in advance.

    Buddy Singh in Toronto Canada. buddysingh@rogers.com  

  • Sun, Sep 13 2009 9:24 PM In reply to

    • TCurren
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    Re: Closed Captioning Question to All

    You need to get an external Closed Captioning box. (or FCP) 

     

    Then you can either create the caption file which is just a text file, yourselves with third party software or outsource it to a captioning facility who will give you the file to use. MacCaption is an example of third party software for this. 

     

    http://maccaption.en.softonic.com/mac

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  • Sun, Sep 13 2009 11:37 PM In reply to

    Re: Closed Captioning Question to All

    At the risk of hijacking - does MacCaption do Open Captioning or is it Line21 only?

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  • Mon, Sep 14 2009 3:29 AM In reply to

    • TCurren
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    Re: Closed Captioning Question to All

    Not sure. BUt it does handle HD captioning also which is not part of the picture.

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  • Mon, Sep 14 2009 5:24 AM In reply to

    • Abeyta
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    Re: Closed Captioning Question to All

    TCurren:
    You need to get an external Closed Captioning box. (or FCP) 

     

    I recently had to get an HDCAM show closed captioned. We had to go the external CC hardware route. Our CC guy couldn't believe that Avid couldn't import his captioning file. He normally uses Final Cut for this and I guess it works just fine. I hope Avid implements this into their software soon.

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  • Mon, Sep 14 2009 7:01 AM In reply to

    • TCurren
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    Re: Closed Captioning Question to All

    Abeyta:
    He normally uses Final Cut for this and I guess it works just fine.

     

    This just started working in FCP 7 with a Kona 3 card. Around a month now.

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