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Subvert for Mac

Edit transcripts in Final Cut Pro X.

In English
Version 1.4.1

Subvert overview

Subvert makes editing with transcripts and subtitles in Final Cut Pro X easy and powerful. It's perfect for speeding up documentary and foreign-language video post-production workflows. Use it to convert subtitle and transcript files to an FCPXML for import into Final Cut Pro X. Or use it to convert an FCPXML of your finished project into a subtitle file for final delivery. Subvert provides a robust end-to-end subtitling workflow.

Subvert Workflow:
  • Watch subtitles over video footage in real-time: After processing your subtitle and FCPXML files in Subvert, your footage clips will transform into compound clips containing subtitles. The subtitles will appear over your footage as you watch it in Final Cut Pro X's viewer.
  • Read as a transcript and search for words in the browser: Enable markers and keywords in Subvert so you can read and search the transcript text right in Final Cut Pro X’s browser.
  • Drop subtitled clips into the timeline: Subtitles come along with the clip and appear in the viewer. Show or hide all subtitles instantly by changing the visibility of their role in the timeline index window.
  • Edit subtitles: Since you're working with compound clips, you can edit the subtitles to fix errors or adjust the text. The changes you make will propagate to all instances of that clip across all projects.
  • Add b-roll and keep the subtitles: Break apart the compound clips (Command-Shift-G) to reveal connected titles. Insert your b-roll between the title and the original footage to keep the subtitles visible without losing sync with the audio.
  • Export subtitles from your project: After your project is finished, export an FCPXML and bring that into Subvert. The app will detect the subtitles (or any title with a specified role) and create a properly timed subtitle file for final delivery from the edited project.
Subvert Features:
  • Reads multiple formats: Subvert can import SRT, SBV, Avid DS, and regular transcript files in plain text and MS Word formats.
  • Add markers and keywords: Subtitles can be integrated into Final Cut Pro X as markers and keyword ranges, allowing you to read transcripts straight in the browser list view and search for specific words inside lengthy dialogue.
  • Customize subtitle appearance: Change the font, size and style of the subtitle laid over your video. Optionally reformat line breaks to fit the width of the screen better.
  • Export finished subtitle files: When you’re done editing, use Subvert to convert an FCPXML of your edited project back into a subtitle file. Then you’ll have instant subtitles for your finished video on YouTube or Vimeo without transcribing again.

What’s new in version 1.4.1

Version 1.4.1:
  • Improved title clip names to adjust automatically when the title is edited in FCP
  • Fixed the option to open the exported FCPXML in FCP automatically
  • Fixed a bug that caused duplicate subtitles when making subtitle files
  • Fixed a bug that prevented checking exported FCPXML files against the DTD
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the app to forget some last used settings

Subvert for Mac

In English
Version 1.4.1
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