SubBits subtitler $ 199,00

win+mac

The performance has improved significantly!
Subbits on Windows now uses DirectShow for playback of video.
On Mac, it uses AV Foundation. This means a way better video performance.
Just make sure you run Subbits as Administrator. (see the manual about that.)

Universal
Subbits is Unicode aware, and supports all left to right languages.
Do note, for some languages you have to switch the interface and display font to a font that supports your language.

A professional subtitle / CC preparation and render toolset
If you have the need for subtitles you will probably find that it's not very practical to do the translation in your NLE's title generator. Almost no NLE gives you the option to playback your show and type at the same time. SubBits subtitler does. This professional subtitle software is developed in close cooperation with professional translators and has all the handy tools you need to make a translation for titles and output to the format of choice. You can even work on a simple office machine, freeing up your precious edit suite.

Subbits was developed in close cooperation with Gerard van Loenhout, owner of a professional subtitling company. (http://www.subtitling.nl)

Main features include
  • Fast text editor with all shortcuts a text editor needs
  • Works with (about) all video formats
  • Keyboard control over the video simultaneous to typing titles
  • Option to move multiple titles together
  • Option to save comment with titles
  • Option to swap all comment and titles for second language translation without re-timing
  • Option to switch between all framerates for format conversion
  • Instant preview of your work
  • Timeline trimming
  • Render Engine to output to bitmaps for any NLE and / or bitmap files for DVD
  • Render Engine does Quicktime with Alpha channel
  • Import and Export of FCP XML
  • Closed Captions import / output (.SCC)
  • Pac, 890 and a lot of other formats support
  • Very fast editing / creating of Closed Captions
  • Conversion from Subtitles to Closed Captions and vice versa
There is not enough space here to really cover everything. Just download it and read the manual, or even better, toy with it!

It has Avid SubCap support.
Here is the Avid demo.
Warning! Avid Media Composer 8.6.3 has serious issues with Subcap. If you plan to use Subcap, you might want to skip this version!

Quotes:
Chip Eberhart did a small demo of Subbits at MacWorld:

Brian Hoffman (product manager for DVD Studio Pro) was very impressed.

Philip Hodgetts:

...Pretty cool tool you've made there...



IMPORTANT!
We've got some complaints about the FCP XML not working. There are a few possible mistakes:
1) Read the manual how to set up a template!
2) Install the Edit 'B textplugin in the RIGHT folder. If it is in the wrong folder, it 'seems' to work in FCP, but XML import fails! Again, see the manual for the correct install location.

History
In the early days of DVD studio Pro we had to do some simple subtitling.
The tool that came with DVD SP was so crappy that we needed something else.
As it did accept text as input we've made a very simple utility that could convert the Quicktime time to proper formatted Tc, and combine that with a simple text editor.
Over the years when DVD became a large part of our daily work we kept on developing it, added functionality, support for open captions etc.
At a certain stage we came into contact with a professional translator who helped us improving it to what we think is the fastest subtitle prep application available.

Current version is 5.1.9 for both Win and Mac.
5.1.9 now has support also for older versions of OSX

Note, 5.1.8 for Win was pulled due to some corruption. If you have a 5.1.8 windows copy, do NOT use it anymore.

new:
Bugfix on reading some PAC files.
Added trim by 10 frames
Fixed cursor visibility on Mac
Fixed a bug in the timeline
Windows version now uses DirectShow for playback, should greatly improve video performance.
Mac version now uses AVfoundation, should greatly improve video performance.
20 levels of UNDO
Display of current filename and video in the windows
Mac now has better visibility of pop-up windows
User configable buttons in the interface, with roll-over help for function and shortcuts
Waveform in the timeline
Framestep left / right with short playback audio for fast accurate finding of in/outpoints.
 

Quotes:

Followed your advice and nailed it in ten minutes. Problem was betweenkeyboard and chair. Your software just saved me about 3 days ofheadache per 24 minute episode of tv. And I have 312 of them still togo. So thank you thank you thank you.Jeremy Briers

Note
This software might use code of FFmpeg, licensed under the  LGPLv2.1  and its source can be downloaded here, and is included with the download.

Tags
SubBits subtitler, professional subtitles, subtitle software, subtitle editor, close captioning, FCP, Avid, Mac, Win, Edius, Adobe Premiere Pro, final cut pro, fcpX, Final cut X