Subtitle Question

Wiew wrote on 10/17/2022, 3:28 PM

I have this Testimonial project where I need to do subtitles to an interview in different languages.

So I used , video media generator , and selected Vegas titles and text preset subtitles

I did the dutch subs firs(track 3), synched the parts, went perfecty

So I duplicated the track (4) to keep the sync and muted the first one (3) and replaced the dutch language with the engish one

Again dupicated the track (5) and started the French one ,

Now I noticed that the tracks above (4) and (3) also have changed to the French one, so every time I change the words on track 5 track 3 and 4 aso changes ???

So all my work I did on track 3 and 4 is gone ??? Ok gonna redo it tommorow

But how can I get the tracks 3 and 4 not changing if I change 5 ???

And sorry but I think this is a bug , if you select a piece of text and you alter it , only that piece should change

 

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RogerS wrote on 10/17/2022, 3:52 PM

There are two ways to copy text in Vegas- referencing the original and making a copy of it. For your purpose you have to make a copy of the titles or you'll just overwrite the first language.

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Reyfox wrote on 10/17/2022, 4:22 PM

He has to subtitle in multiple languages. He is using the first subtitles as a "template" and he copied the tracks.

Doing that, changing text from Dutch to English or any other language would cause the text to change in the copied tracks.

I suggested that he Select "Events to the End", copy and then paste on a new track ticking "Create a new copy of the source media"

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RogerS wrote on 10/17/2022, 4:32 PM

That's exactly what I do for subtitles- the "create a new copy" on a new track is the key.

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Reyfox wrote on 10/17/2022, 4:34 PM

I've had to do this on several occasions too.

Where I think is an issue is, that even if you lock a text event that is copied and you don't "create a new copy...", it will be changed.

I would think locking anything would prevent any change from happening, but it doesn't.

Wiew wrote on 10/18/2022, 1:52 AM

@Reyfox  Thank you for helping me quickly with my problem. I now know the solution.

But still I don't find it logical if I duplicate my subtitle track 1 on track 2

And then make changes to the text on track 2

The text on track 1 also changes

It's probably my brain that can't grasp the why ;-)

Reyfox wrote on 10/18/2022, 2:45 AM

@Wiew, I understand where you are coming from. I too would think that if you duplicated a track, you would be free to alter it without worrying about the original track, but such is not the case.

I've learned to not overthink the "why's" of it and work with the way the editor works as long as I get the task done.

3POINT wrote on 10/18/2022, 5:05 AM

@Wiew Instead of duplicating a track with it's content (Text events), just select all Text events on the track and drag, with right mouse button pressed, those Text events to an empty place where you want that duplicate track. A new track will be generated with all the Text events and a dialog will ask you if you want new copies of the source media or references to the original media.

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Wiew wrote on 10/18/2022, 5:52 AM

@3POINT Wow , thank you for the tip , gonna try it tonight