I am training currently on editing subtitles and I working on netflix norms.
I am using Subtitle Edit (free software) and I managed to define SC shot changes n the software thanks to another thread in the forum here.
My question is this:
I am editing SRt files, and they go by timestamps and not framerates. Sometimes I am required to set the In-time of the subtitle 5 frames before the Shot Change, but the audiowave is showing timing in seconds and not frames. So How can I define them please?
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This is screenshot is a subtitle and the white line is the SC. So in case I need to set the In-time of a subtitle 5 frames before SC, how can I do that? Or how can I know to set it please?
Thank you in advance for your help.
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I'll assume this is for PAL 25fps video. 5 frames is 20% of the 25fps. Therefore 5 frames before the scene change is 20% of a second or 200ms. Set it 200ms before the scene change
Seems like kind of a lot to me. If I were doing it I'd only make sure it doesn't go into the next scene.
I'm also assuming In-Time is the same as End-Time or Stop-Time and Shot Change is the same as Scene Change
time = frame number * frame duration
time = frame number * frame duration time = 12345 * 0.040s time = 493.8 s time = 8 m 13.8 s
Making sure it does'nt go to the next scene is not enough, Netflix specified some particular parameters, you can find them on their website to see here:
Go directly to timings (Shot Change)
Thank you for helping already.
Thank you for the NetFlix subtitle requirements link. I found it informative as to how professional subbers are required to do the work.
In your earlier reply I asked to set 5 frames before SC and you said that 5 frames is 20% so 200 Ms is the correct value for 5 frames before SC
Let's say that I want to define 7 frames before or after SC, should the same thing apply please?
Please help me in this, I am weak somehow in calcutations.
The example I gave earlier was a way to convert absolute frame number to time. The same equation works for relative calculations. If you have at an event at time SC but need to know the time 7 frames earlier just subtract the result of the equation:
New Time = SC - (7 * 0.04) New Time = SC - 0.28. for example, if SC = 1:23.45, New Time = 1:23.17
Also, guys, assuming now that I have defined that 7 frames equal 280 Ms. How can I define that 280 Ms on Subtitle Edit? Any ideas about this please?
Thank very much for your help so far. I really appreciate it.