Oftentimes, when I give my clients caption files for their DVD Authoring Systems they encounter problems and call me with questions on how to insert the caption file. In today's blog, I am going to specifically talk about .scc files being used in Apple's DVD Studio Pro.
Steps for importing an .scc file into DVD Studio Pro:
Either field 1 or field 2 will be populated, but most likely not both.
You must let your captioning company know if your project is in Drop, Non Drop, FILM, PAL, et cetera. Most captioning companies' default time code is Drop frame.
I strongly recommended that all timecode options (there are many) be changed to zero-based, so that the captioning company can create a file that corresponds to these settings. The captioning company will probably need to have the exact timecode of the first word spoken on the video so they can match their caption file to your project.
To view captions from your computer using DVD player:
I recommend that you burn a closed captioned DVD and play it out of a DVD player, viewing it on a TV. Viewing the captions from your computer will sometimes not play roll-up captions nor pop-on captions accurately, if at all.