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ronenishai Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have to export a project with multiple subtitles tracks (English/Dutch/Portuguese/etc.)

After exporting I need to make a DVD, so that the viewer can choose which subtitles he wants to watch.

I've searched all over the Internet and found out that I have to export them using "Multitrack QT Movie", but after exporting I just get a normal movie with ALL the subtitles together, one on top of the other.

Any suggestions?

I'm using FCPX 10.0.7 on Mountain Lion.


iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • 1. Re: How to use "Exporting Roles as Multitrack QT Movie"?
    Jim Wanamaker Level 4 Level 4 (2,260 points)

    Make sure each of your differnet language subtitles is a seperate role. Then share to master file. In the setting tab in the roles as popup menu select roles as multitrack quicktime movie. I would suggest using H-264 codec. This will export a multi track QT movie. In QT player you can turn off various audio tracks so you only see the subtitle language you want. You can then export a QT movie for each language or perhaps the DVD authoring software you use wiill have the means to select individual tracks. You could also use compressor if you have that. The basic idea is to share as roles so set up your roles carefully and you should be ok.

  • 2. Re: How to use "Exporting Roles as Multitrack QT Movie"?
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,220 points)

    The multitrack QT movie is multiple tracks of audio.

  • 3. Re: How to use "Exporting Roles as Multitrack QT Movie"?
    Jakob Peterhänsel Level 3 Level 3 (655 points)

    Tom Wolsky wrote:

     

    The multitrack QT movie is multiple tracks of audio.

    Ahh, it should make a track for eash Video Role as well!

     

    But from there, to tell your DVD authering App what video tracks is Subtitles, might be the challange!

    Subtitles are normally textfiles (.sub or something like it) with the subtitels listed with timecodes.

     

    What DVD Auther are you using, and what support for titling does it have??

  • 4. Re: How to use "Exporting Roles as Multitrack QT Movie"?
    ronenishai Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Jim, I already exported everything exactly as you described, but when I open the exported movie in QT and go to view-> subtitles in the menu I don't have multiple options as desired...

     

    Jakob, I'm using Leaw DVD Creator but I would like to hear recommendations for another DVD author with more professional looks

  • 5. Re: How to use "Exporting Roles as Multitrack QT Movie"?
    Jakob Peterhänsel Level 3 Level 3 (655 points)

    ronenishai wrote:

     

    Jim, I already exported everything exactly as you described, but when I open the exported movie in QT and go to view-> subtitles in the menu I don't have multiple options as desired...

    And that makes sense.. as each role is exported as a video track, not a Subtitle text-track.

     

    I'm not sure what the best workflow for subtitling is, but I hear that is a process done seprately after editing. And that goes for Avid as well..

  • 6. Re: How to use "Exporting Roles as Multitrack QT Movie"?
    ronenishai Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't get it then: What is the whole point of multitrack QT movie? What are the benefits?

  • 7. Re: How to use "Exporting Roles as Multitrack QT Movie"?
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,220 points)

    Th point is to export multiple tracks of audio as stems for mixing. The QuickTime file can only carry one video track. Subtitles for DVD are created in text files. You import correctly formatted files into DVD Studio Pro. I'm pretty sure you can also do it in Abode Encore, which is a full featured DVD authoring application.

  • 8. Re: How to use "Exporting Roles as Multitrack QT Movie"?
    ronenishai Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Tom. The problem though, is that DVD Studio Pro is not for sale anymore, and Encore requires to buy the whole Premier package, which is very expensive...

    Do you have any other ideas?

  • 9. Re: How to use "Exporting Roles as Multitrack QT Movie"?
    Jim Wanamaker Level 4 Level 4 (2,260 points)

    I don't have either DVD Studio Pro or Encore so I make my DVDs with iDVD which as far as I know does not support multiple text tracks that you can pick from as a menu choice when you play the DVD. When I use multiple subtitles I create each language using a basic text title effect. I then assign each language as a title subrole. Then I share the project as roles so I have a video file, a music/sound file, and multiple title llanguage files. I use QT 7 pro to make these into one movie file. QT pro has an add movie capability which allows multiple video tracks in one movie. You simply open one file first. Then open each of your other files in turn, select all and copy. Then in the original file under edit menu select "add movie" and it will be pasted into the original. After you do this look in the properties window and you will have all your video tracks. you can then turn off the languages you don't want to export, adjust transparency to get the alpha channel for your selected language and bring it into iDVD. You do need to make sure the layers are such that the language layer is on top. Do this for however many languages you have. The downside of this approach is you duplicate the main video, but since iDVD doesn't have a means to select tracks via menu I know of no other way to do what you want without the advanced authoring programs like Ecore etc. The upside is you do only work from one movie file, which you then make selective exports to iDVD.

  • 10. Re: How to use "Exporting Roles as Multitrack QT Movie"?
    Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (14,255 points)

    ronenishai wrote:

    Encore requires to buy the whole Premier package, which is very expensive...

    Adobe has the Creative Cloud option which I think is $50/month. It gives you the entire Master Suite, which includes Encore, Photoshop, After Effects and at least a dozen others. You can do a 30 day free trial to see whether you think it would be cost-effective to be a subscriber.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Russ

  • 11. Re: How to use "Exporting Roles as Multitrack QT Movie"?
    ronenishai Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is very helpful. Thanks.

    The only problem is I have a Mid 2011 iMac with Mountain Lion, and I don't have iDVD.

    Is there a way I can install it?

  • 12. Re: How to use "Exporting Roles as Multitrack QT Movie"?
    ronenishai Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Russ, I checked that already: When you take an Adobe CC for trial, it doesn't come with Encore. Only Premier.

  • 13. Re: How to use "Exporting Roles as Multitrack QT Movie"?
    Jim Wanamaker Level 4 Level 4 (2,260 points)

    iDVD was a part of iLife package no longer available from Apple. I think the only way to get it is to buy iLife on-line through E-Bay or perhaps if you search for it on-line you will find another source. I am not sure but iLife 08 may be the last version that included iDVD so make sure to check that it is included in what version you may find.

  • 14. Re: How to use "Exporting Roles as Multitrack QT Movie"?
    Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (14,255 points)

    Thanks for setting me straight.

     

    Russ

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