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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0002581DCP-o-maticBugspublic2023-09-01 21:39
Reporteroverlookmotel Assigned Tocarl  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Platform64 bitOSLinuxOS VersionUbuntu
Product Version2.16.59 
Summary0002581: Subtitles appearance settings altered after saving and re-opening project

Steps to reproduce (in DOM 2.16.59):

  • Create new DOM project.
  • Add DCP with open subtitles or closed captions where subtitles have "border" effect.
  • Tick "Use as" open subtitles.
  • Open "Appearance" dialogue. Note that "Effect" tickbox is unticked.
  • Note in preview that the subtitles are rendered with outline (as expected).
  • Save project.
  • Note that metadata.xml contains no Effect node in Text section.
  • Re-open project.
  • Open "Appearance" dialogue. Note that "Effect" tickbox is now ticked with "Set to: None" selected.
  • Note in preview that the subtitles are rendered with NO outline.
  • Don't change anything.
  • Save project.
  • Note that metadata.xml now contains an Effect node in Text section with value "none".

When rendering out a ProRes with "Export video file" the subtitles are not rendered with a border. Have not tested what happens when exporting DCP, but I assume it'd be the same.

I assume the bug is that when re-opening the project, no Effect XML node is misinterpreted as equivalent to Effect=none.

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2023-07-02 20:27

administrator   ~0005825

Thanks, I see this and I think your analysis is spot on.


2023-07-02 21:05

administrator   ~0005826

@carl fc10e39ac88ee16a711d1d643f863e84dcd8157d


2023-07-02 21:05

administrator   ~0005827

This should be fixed in 2.16.60, many thanks!


2023-07-03 14:44

developer   ~0005831

Thanks Carl!

Bug History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2023-07-02 11:17 overlookmotel New Bug
2023-07-02 20:26 carl Assigned To => carl
2023-07-02 20:26 carl Status new => confirmed
2023-07-02 20:27 carl Priority normal => urgent
2023-07-02 20:27 carl Severity minor => major
2023-07-02 20:27 carl Estimated work required => Undecided
2023-07-02 20:27 carl Note Added: 0005825
2023-07-02 21:05 carl Note Added: 0005826
2023-07-02 21:05 carl Note Added: 0005827
2023-07-02 21:05 carl Status confirmed => resolved
2023-07-02 21:05 carl Resolution open => fixed
2023-07-03 14:44 overlookmotel Note Added: 0005831
2023-09-01 21:39 carl Status resolved => closed