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Embedding SCC subtitles into an MP4 file without re-encoding

I'm trying to embed SCC subtitles into an MP4 file without re-encoding. I've tried ffmpeg and mkv2mp4, but they don't seem to support SCC files (just SRT). Handbrake and Amazon MediaConvert will do it,...
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How to caption a misquote

The subject in the interview I'm editing misquotes a public figure. I suppose he was giving a little spin to the original quote. He goes: "So and so has once said:" and then proceeded to ...
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Premiere Pro - Transcribe Captions goes to Blank "Text" Window

I'm attempting to generate captions and edit the transcript of my video. There are bounties of articles describing the transcription button being unlisted (version difference usually), and lots of ...
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hoping to time-shift existing closed captions on a Vimeo file

I'm hoping to time-shift existing closed captions on a Vimeo file. Last month, my office helped produce a college graduation which was livestreamed on Vimeo, with live closed captioning. The ...
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Captions disappear when length changed manually in Premiere timeline

I am editing a video in Premiere that has srt subtitles/captions as a distinct captions layer. At the beginning, I was able to change the position of individual captions manually using the handles ...
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Positioning and Resizing Captions in Final Cut

I have a video for which I need to include captions. The video itself has burned-in captions. I would like to include the new captions on top of the old ones. However, when I import captions, the ...
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FCPX Caption Editor shows black text on black background

I successfully imported an iTT caption file, and the captions show up fine as white on a black background. The problem is that when I try to edit it in the caption editor, the text is black-on-black, ...
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How can I convert the caption file format (.xml to .vtt)?

I'm looking for your help and suggestion how to get started with CC conversion from .xml to .vtt. We are having lots of flash files where we have xml to vtt during a project migration. I tried with ...
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Closed Captions missing when converting from mp4 to ts

This is a follow-up question from my previous question HERE. I'm trying to convert a caption-embedded .mp4 video into a .ts file, simply changing the container format. But once I convert the video, ...
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How to convert .scc closed caption subtitles into human readable text

I'm trying to find a tool or library (possibly an open-source tool) to parse or convert .scc closed caption subtitle files to a human readable text, say .srt or xml or any text formats. Is there a ...
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Cannot select individual caption in premier timeline

I have just added an SCC file to my premier project. I can see each caption "box" in the timeline, including the handles. However, if I try to drag the handle of one caption box left or right, it ...
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Best way to add subtitles to videos

I currently have ~200 short 30 second teaser youtube video that link to articles. I am looking for the best way to add captions to these videos. These will eventually go out on social media. Because ...
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Can text clips be converted into captions in Premiere Pro?

I have a Premiere Pro video project in which the subtitles have been created as titles with the Type Tool. Is there any way to convert the text clips on the timeline into captions, with the already ...
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Not able to edit subtitles in Premiere Pro

I would like to edit my subtitles in Premiere Pro (CC 2018) but can't change the fonts or size or anything like that. I did try to use open and closed captions but both didn't work. I think I miss a ...
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How to extend the captions to an earlier point in Premiere Pro?

I started the captions too late in the video and now I need to extend it earlier, but I'm getting this message: Is there a way to extend it to the left without having to re-position each individual ...
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How can I import subtitles/captions into a letterboxed video like this?

How can I easily create captions that look like this? (Click to see a video that shows a good example.) I have a video that is 1280 x 720 pixels but converted to a square of 1280 x 1280 pixels so ...
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What causes these lines in the top left of some video recordings?

What causes these white lines to appear in the lop left of some video recordings? I've seen them many times of the years and they always seem to look identical.
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Accurate automated closed captioning

I have been looking into automated closed captioning and the accuracy of the services found so far is poor. I am looking to caption a number of 1hour + presentation recordings so manual captions isn'...
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How to overlay SRT or ASS on a video and output the pre-render captioned video?

I noticed a lot of video having pre-render captions. I remember I saw someone working in a Chinese studio that primarily does translation works and she was using a software to render the SRT or ASS ...
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Which software a dubbing studio use for subtitles and closed captioning workflow?

Many video production and dubbing studios offer services of closed captioning, subtitles and so on. Their audience is generally big broadcast networks. I was wondering, what kind of software this ...
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