Join Jeff Sengstack for an in-depth discussion in this video Searching content in the Flash DVD player, part of Encore CS5 New Features.
So once you've added text to your project either via a speech-to-text metadata inside Premiere or some other means or used subtitles and then exported your project to Flash, you can now search for that text inside the new DVD Flash player. Let me show how that works. You need to hover your cursor down over here to turn on this little controller. Then click on a little magnifying glass and that pops up this little Search box and just type in the search term you are looking for, like "explore," a pretty obvious one here since we have lot of explores inside this.
And then to actually start the search, you have to press Enter or Return. That pops up this collection of hits. Notice how they are divided. You've got Subtitles, Speech and Menu:Buttons. The search device inside the Flash player actually looks for menu buttons with the words as well, and in the Speech is that metadata that's stored inside the file and the Subtitles obviously, are the subtitles you add inside Encore and it divides them by the groups. Now notice if I click on the Menu:Button, it'll highlight that particular menu up here.
It will find this. If you have a number of menus, it will go search all those menus and then display those buttons down here. If you want to click on one of the things, the subtitle of the speech, it will take you to that video. So I click on this one. (Male Speaker: Welcome to this week's episode of Explore California.) So there is the word "explore" and if you look down in the Timeline window here, you will notice that red and blue hash marks. The red ones mark speech metadata and blue ones mark subtitles. They are pretty pretty close together because the subtitles and the speech metadata are very closely aligned.
But if you click on one of these lines, it will take you right to that spot. Notice how turns into a little hand- pointer when you go there, and if you click Play, you will hear that term. (Male Speaker: ?receive a 20% discount on your next vacation package booked through Explore California.) And since that was blue, the word "explore" was inside that one little clip of the subtitle and so it starts at the beginning of that little clip and gets to the point where the subtitle appears. That's why it's a little bit off the actual word right there. (Male Speaker: ?Explore California.) All right, so that's a little closer. So the red ones will get you pretty much right on the word because they are timecode specific.
They are built into the metadata by the timecode and then the subtitles are built into the beginning of each little subtitle clip that appears on screen. You can sort these things by clicking the on top alphabetically or by groups, where they appear in the timecode, the names, and the type. And if you want to get the screen to disappear, just click the X down here to make it go away. Let me bring it back there just for a second. And if you want to go from one to the next, you can go Previous or Next to navigate each little thing or you just click on it inside here to go one to the next.
So that's how you use the new Search tool inside the new Flash DVD player inside Encore CS5.
- Building multipage Blu-ray disc menus
- Creating an index for multipage menus
- Converting a DVD project to Flash
- Displaying subtitles in the Flash DVD player
- Importing RED video from Premiere Pro
- Publishing HD content without transcoding
- Synchronizing timelines with original frame rates
- Exporting a replication master as a DDP file