Auto date/time-stamp subtitles for DV clips?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Rally, Jul 10, 2005.

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    Rally Guest

    I just started messing around with capturing from my DV camera via
    firewire into WMM 2.1. I like how each clip shown in the
    timeline/storyboard has the corresponding date and time stamp (the
    beginning) of when it was shot.

    Is there a way to have this date/time stamp automatically print to the
    lower corner in small text for about 5 sec at the beginning of each
    clip... so that it'll be there when I eventually burn it to DVD?

    I don't want to manually insert a small title at the beginning of each
    clip. Does any other app have an auto feature like this? (WMM2.1
    doesn't seem to) How about Adobe Premiere? Anything by Pinnacle or
    Rally, Jul 10, 2005
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    bigdaddy Guest

    try this :
    bigdaddy, Jul 11, 2005
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    Owamanga Guest

    Is this sockpuppet advertising by any chance?

    Well, I give it the benefit of the doubt. This solution is flawed for
    two reasons:

    1. It *requires* the post-edit file to be saved as lossy DV AVI. High
    quality frame-served based rendering to mpeg for DVD will not be
    compatible with it.

    2. If the destination is DVD, why wouldn't you use the subtitle
    feature to keep the time & date available for the entire movie simply
    by switching on subtitles. Hard-coded stamping of the video is cheesy
    big time.
    Owamanga, Jul 11, 2005
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    Owamanga Guest

    (adding to what I said earlier..)

    And of course, someone has written something to do that... yours for
    only $19.95.....

    DV Subtitles is software, destined for the automatic creation of
    subtitles, consisting of date and time of the shooting, made on
    digital camcorder.

    The following subtitle formats are supported:

    Subtitles script SST
    For Sonic Scenarist® è ReelDVD® DVD authoring software

    Captions Inc. Subtitles
    For Adobe® Encore DVD authoring software

    Sub Station Alpha v4 script.
    used by Subtitler plugin for VirtualDub

    They also offer:

    ....which stamps the video, for another $19.95...
    Owamanga, Jul 11, 2005
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    Mike Kujbida, Jul 11, 2005
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    Owamanga Guest

    Ah! great find.

    I love the translation from French to English:

    "INCRUST a datecode into the frames of the DV file..."

    Also, this function, depending on what fields it generates, might be
    useful for creating a subtitle file and doing it that way still:

    "Export a text file with the list of scenes from a DV video: it's very
    useful to catalog DV tapes, even to make a database of all scenes for
    instance in Excel."
    Owamanga, Jul 11, 2005
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