VF to add Subtitles - Query

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perlator82
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Re: VF to add Subtitles - Query

Post by perlator82 » Tue May 14, 2019 4:06 pm

Somebody help with this topic?
I have the same issue with subs I'm trying to make VF file (suplement) with subs and it doesnt work for me.
The box is greyed out....

Alex Asp
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Re: VF to add Subtitles - Query

Post by Alex Asp » Tue May 14, 2019 8:31 pm

Open a new project in DOM.

Import existing DCP for which you wish to create a VF file.

Click on video tab and select [Use DCP video as OV and make VF]

Click on Audio tab and select [Use DCP audio as OV and make VF]

If the tabs grayed out click on a DCP tab and check if either a single reel or a split according to source. The trick is to have same file structure in OV and VF. Once it's the same the boxes would be available for selecting

Use Make DCP command to create VF.

perlator82
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Re: VF to add Subtitles - Query

Post by perlator82 » Wed May 15, 2019 4:14 pm

Hi!.
Thanks for respond!
I don't have tabs you've mentioned (after import DCP):

Click on video tab and select [Use DCP video as OV and make VF

Click on Audio tab and select [Use DCP audio as OV and make VF]

Do you know why?

perlator82
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Re: VF to add Subtitles - Query

Post by perlator82 » Wed May 15, 2019 4:40 pm

I have audio and video tabs but i don't have this:
Use DCP video as OV and make VF

Alex Asp
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Re: VF to add Subtitles - Query

Post by Alex Asp » Wed May 15, 2019 4:54 pm

There’s a button [import dcp]. You should use that.
Also the tabs are underneath the assets. Low left part of the screen.
Have you enabled full interface in preferences?

perlator82
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Re: VF to add Subtitles - Query

Post by perlator82 » Wed May 15, 2019 5:46 pm

Yes. Thanks. I tturned on full interface and tabs for VF are enabled.
I have the same name for dcp file and settings (I think) but VF tab for subtitles is greyed out...
Maybe some other settings?

perlator82
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Re: VF to add Subtitles - Query

Post by perlator82 » Wed May 15, 2019 6:10 pm

I ticked OV to VF in video and audio tabs but subtitles is still greyed out.
Hmmmm

Alex Asp
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Re: VF to add Subtitles - Query

Post by Alex Asp » Wed May 15, 2019 11:31 pm

How is OV made? Is it in reels or in a single reel. Single reel means there are one file for video and one file for audio inside the DCP.
If there are more than one file for each then you can safely assume the DCP is made in reels. If that is the case, then choosing split by video contents should resolve the problem.

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Re: VF to add Subtitles - Query

Post by carl » Wed May 15, 2019 11:46 pm

Can we get a screenshot of the "subtitles still greyed out" problem?

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Re: VF to add Subtitles - Query

Post by Carsten » Thu May 16, 2019 11:47 am

If I understand correctly, there is no way and no need to click the VF tab under subtitles. If you want to subtitle and existing DCP as a VF, you have to click

Use DCP video as OV and make VF
Use DCP audio as OV and make VF

Then add the subtitle file as 'normal' content. The subtitles is what you add to the VF as new content, so, it doesn't make sense to reference it from an existing OV.

- Carsten

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