We are being asked by a digital platform (Amazon) to provide English closed captions (which include dialogue and sound effects) on native spanish language films. As opposed to creating JUST an english subtitle file (without the sound effects) we would like to create a single file that would contain translated dialogue + sound effects (i.e. closed caption file) and code the source file in such a way that the sound effects could be easily removed to create the subtitle file and/or left in to create the closed caption file.
Analogous to a layered Photoshop file that you can save depending on the need.
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What you asking how to create subtitles?
You can create subtitles in Subtitle Edit
sound effects for hearing impaired
usual type in parentheses, like this (SINGING) (MUSIC STOPS)
There are a few professional closed captioning programs using proprietary file formats (i.e. Scenarist Closed Caption (SCC)) as well as a few different captioning/subtitle file formats used on the web. ...but since I'm a hobbyist not a pro, I'm not familiar enough with these file types to know if any of them provide a method for marking sound effects for automated removal. However, if sound effects are always enclosed in parentheses or square brackets, search and remove might not be too difficult.
photoshop file that you could hide or display layers.
If anyone knows a solution, let me know.
Just create 2 version subtiltes in one video
than can be selected by user
This is automated search and remove, which will remove for text for the hearing impaired based on the presence of parentheses or maybe square brackets. Lots of text editors allow using wildcards. Also, Subtitle Edit was suggested to you in the first reply.