Export to Final Cut Pro
Export subtitles to Final Cut Pro NLE editing software is done using Apple's .xml file. This .xml file stores information about the text, text style, timing and other information about the subtitles, which later in the process will be a video layer in your FCP project.
This document explains the setup needed for this export.
Some settings are vital for a successful export (Size and Style). Unlike subtitle files, the .XML file for FCP contain information about the frame size, FPS, Font style, size, etc.
The following values must be set (according to the source media in FCP):
Choose the font you wish to use with the subtitles and make sure it is installed on the MAC with the FCP.
The FPS is a part of the subtitles file, it is displayed on the status bar and matches the video sample that was used to create the subtitles.
If the FPS doesn’t match the media in FCP it must be changed using the Master FPS Command.
Video dimensions is set in Size options:
TV format can be selected from the list or to be set manually (Custom).
Fonts and sizes are set in Style options:
You can choose:
There are three styles to use in a file, but when exporting to FCP only one style can be used in a subtitle.
Text placement on the screen is set in Size option:
Set the margins, the vertical position and the row space:
Prepare to export
Once the correct values are set, you should check the subtitle with the low resolution video sample. Some sew settings may have changed its appearance.
At this point a timed text file can be exported to FCP:
Import the subtitles file into Final Cut Pro