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Posted by RivalOfTheRose (Member # 11535) on :
I would like to take a video clip and add my own subtitles..... AKA the famous Hitler scene where he loses it.

What kind of software would I need to be able to create my own subtitles?

I can take free and pay-for suggestions, thanks!
Posted by lem (Member # 6914) on :
I think you will find it comes down for many people to what program they are familiar with. I use Sony Vegas and I LOVE it. It is cheap, stable, and looks professional to me. Others have told me Final Cut Pro is better. My boss is a fan of Pinnacle (gag).

Pinnacle always crashed on me and Vegas is as stable a program I have ever used. However I heard the newer version of Pinnacle is good.
Posted by xtownaga (Member # 7187) on :
Honestly for what you're asking anything would really be fine. Windows Movie Maker or iMovie (depending on which OS you use) are both more than capable of adding subtitles, and some version of one of them almost certainly came with your computer.

To be clear, I'm not saying either of these are on par with Final Cut. For serious movie creation you want something like Final Cut Pro, Pinnacle, etc. For adding subtitles to some footage to create your own version of a meme, there is no reason to consider using a professional tool that costs hundreds of dollars. Even if you have free access to something like Final Cut somehow, it's going to be a needlessly complicated program to use for something like this.
Posted by 0Megabyte (Member # 8624) on :
Yeah, Final Cut Pro does take a little bit of effort to learn, and if you're doing something fast like that it may be too much work, and more importantly too much time. Once you know it, you could do something like what you talk about pretty darned quickly, but that's just once you know it.

...and it is here that I realize that my school major is actually teaching me skills, and maybe this has actually been worth the time. Yahoo.

Edited for a grammar mistake.
Posted by RivalOfTheRose (Member # 11535) on :
found the answer I was looking for!

(warning: bad language)

thanks for the help guys!
Posted by rivka (Member # 4859) on :
That was actually sort of amusing. Especially the typo right in the middle of the rant on spelling/grammar.

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