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In Encore CS5 Essential Training, author Chad Perkins gives an extensive overview of Encore CS5, Adobe's powerful application for authoring DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and Flash-based video for the web. This course covers adding audio and subtitle tracks, creating image slideshows, and using Encore as a presentation tool. Also explained are the Blu-ray enhancements in CS5, and advanced techniques such as creating games and hidden content for disc menus. Exercise files are included with the course.
So now we're going to talk about creating subtitles, basically, text at the bottom of the screen that describes what is going on. Also, it's good for translating what is being said in two different languages. Now we create subtitles by starting out in the Timeline. If we right-click right below an audio track, we get to the option to Add an Audio Track. Now we looked in the last movie about how we have this divider line here. Well, if we go below the divider line and then right-click, we will Add a Subtitle Track instead of an Audio Track.
So when you have this divider in the Timeline panel, everything north of this line is for audio, south of this line is for subtitles. So I'm going to right-click, create a new Subtitle Track. Now we can go in with the Type tool, and click and add some text, some subtitles here Please enjoy some olives with me. We can click the Selection tool to accept that. We can move this wherever you wanted to onscreen.
We can resize it with the corners if we wanted to. Here we have this little clip here. If you're familiar with a video editing program, it works the same way. We could trim the beginning or the end to extend this, make this as long as we want. We can also click and drag the middle of the clip to move it in time. Notice that where my Current Time Indicator is that this subtitle is not. So I'm not seeing it onscreen. But if I back up to where it is, then I will see it onscreen. To add another subtitle clip, we could simply move our cursor to where we want another subtitle clip to be, and we can just click to type another Subtitle.
Olives are over there. We'll go ahead and click the Selection tool, and click away to accept it. Now on the left side of the Timeline panel, we could use these little arrows here to navigate to the beginning of all our different subtitle clips. So I can click these arrows here, and you can see that I'm jumping back and forth between the beginnings of these different subtitle clips. Those are the basics of creating and editing subtitles.
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