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Annotation Edit is a unique editor for professional subtitles, captions, and annotations. Annotation Edit is designed to give production houses and eLearning environments a smooth subtitle workflow for Apple DVD Studio Pro / Final Cut Pro, QuickTime WebTV and broadcast. Annotation Edit can import and export DVD Studio Pro/Spruce STL, STL EBU binary (all latin characters), Final Cut Pro XML - including italic style, alignment, and position - SCC closed caption (line 21) - including italic style, and position. Import of DVD Studio Pro subtitle track item description XML - all languages at once, including italic.

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What's New

  • Added import of closed caption streams from Adobe Premiere project files (text, timecode)
  • w3c Timed Text export. Added SMPTE-TT 708. Adobe Premiere can use it for CEA 708 closed captions. Choose HD for SMPTE-TT 708 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.1 effect import/export. Export allows AE Style for dual field Motion templates. Added support for half line shift. more...


OS X 10.6.8 or later

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Turquoise Member IconComment+99

Way too expensive. out of reach of strangling filmmakers. Sadly.

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Lol, struggling :)

CellinG Member IconComment+1

Good software, easy to use but too expensive.

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Version 1.6
Tournesol Member IconReview+32

Excellent application, and the support is more than great. The best subtitle application for the Mac no doubt!

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Version 1.3
Tournesol Member IconComment+32

Works rather well, but using the blu-ray beta plugin with DVD Studio pro STL (spruce) subtitles does not convert the tags for italic formatting into something useful, but instead puts the tags in the png files, and that is not very good. Please fix.

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D-Mac Member IconReview+1

Functionality and import/export options are quite good.

However, the GUI design (or lack thereof) makes this application difficult to use and requires multiple repetitive steps to do simple tasks. The interface has many inconsistencies, controls/icons that are cluttered and too small, and a lack of overall consistency and usability.

If the (one-person shop) developer would consult a good GUI designer, and observe actual user workflow, then overhaul the interface, this application could become the top tool of its kind.

For efficient entry of subtitle or caption text, there are many better choices under US$100.

Additionally, there is no user manual, on-line help, or video tutorials (or other training). When feedback is given to the developer, he reacts quite defensively and does seem to appreciate or respect user input. All this for an application that costs nearly US$400.

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In my review, I mis-typed "does seem to appreciate..."

It should be "doesn't."


D-Mac, you said, "For efficient entry of subtitle or caption text, there are many better choices under US$100."

Could you expand a little on these? I'm trying to find an efficient way to create multi-language subtitles with DVD Studio Pro based on translation work that's sent to me in Word documents. So far, the choices seem to boil down to (a) copy and paste each subtitle individually into DVD Studio Pro, or (b) spend upwards of $4000 for some software to allow me to import the text, easily add time codes, etc.

If you know of a way to do that for $100, please do pass on the name I need to look for. Thanks in advance.

ptfigg Member IconReview+0

This is a must have tool for media producers. It is packed with intuitive features, and it offers stability, impeccable design, and value. It's really a stellar achievement.

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errjott Member IconReview+0

The best subtitler and metadata tool.
Easy to use and full of useful features.

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Version 1.1.6
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Version 1.9.11
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Version 1.9.5
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Downloads 25,203
Version Downloads 46
License Demo
Date 15 Jul 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $333.55
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