I've been working on a project consisting of episodes of a television program produced on tape in the late 80s by a New Orleans station, and 'archived' to mpeg-2 (ouch!) by the station's DVD recorder. We have taken this as source material for restoration with Topaz Video Enhance AI that's bumped it up to a ridiculous resolution for cleanup, then down-rezzed to 1440x1080HDV, (4:3par) and finally back to 720x480 mpeg-2 for authoring a DVD, which is now in production. I know, it sounds like a crazy process, but Topaz did a magnificent job in improving the video quality.
A PBS station down in New Orleans wants to air 3 or 4 of the restored episodes in late October, and we're delighted to make our work available, but there's a new wrinkle: being governed by FCC regulations, they're requiring Closed Captioning, something I'd not previously played around with. (and yes, they expect us to do it...) But I did a little paging through Vegas help files and looked at some YouTube tutorials, and it seems that Vegas is up to the task.
I obtained a .SRT file from a YouTube upload to a private URL, and Vegas imported it easily, creating all the captions as generated media text events at the appropriate times, and they line up wonderfully with the video. The text requires a lot of editing/correction, which is easily done, either be editing the individual generated media events or with in the EDL. Piece of cake!
So now, I want to export the edited version as a new .SRT file, or even a DVDA .SUB file. Under Scripting, there are several options listed for exporting closed captions -- for YouTube, for DVD-A, etc. But when I select one and hit 'ok', nothing seems to happen. The dialog box closes virtually immediately and a 0-byte file is created in the output folder.
Am I doing something wrong? Am I supposed to have something 'selected' in order for the file to be written correctly?
Help!!!! (Please... 😉)
(I'm expecting that my machine specs/OS and all that is not relevant to this issue, but I'll be happy to spell if out, if deemed necessary or desirable..)