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Generate a New FCPXML File

With this method, Subvert will create a new compound clip per subtitle file. The compound clip will contain a gap on the timeline that has the subtitle clips connected to it. Use this method if you don’t want to add subtitles to source media but instead are intending the subtitles to be placed into an existing project timeline. This method may also be used if you don’t yet have all your source media but want to bring the subtitles into Final Cut Pro X immediately.

  1. Select the “Make FCPXML” panel at the top of the application window.
    Make FCPXML panel button
  2. Click on the “Add Subtitle Files…” button and select your subtitle file(s).
  3. If you would like to specify a role for the generated subtitle clips, type it into the “Subtitle Role” field.
  4. Optionally select any of the following settings:
    1. Generate Markers: Select this if you want Subvert to add markers with the subtitle text over the generated compound clip(s).
      Generate markers

      This option allows you to do two things in Final Cut Pro X:

      1. Read the subtitles easily as a transcript when the Browser is in list view mode.
      2. See the subtitles as tags in the Timeline Index.

      Choose whether you want to place the subtitle text in the marker’s title or its notes field. If you select “Notes Field,” the marker’s title will contain a truncated version of the subtitle text.

    2. Generate Keywords: Select this if you want Subvert to add keyword ranges to the generated compound clip(s). Each keyword range will have the subtitle text in the “Notes” field.
      Generate keywords

      This option makes it easier to search for specific words since Final Cut Pro X can show individual keyword ranges in search results, unlike markers, which only appear as part of an entire clip.

      Enter the number of subtitles you would like to combine into a single keyword range. By default, this is 5. Type “1” if you would like each subtitle to correspond to a single keyword range.

      Increasing this number will reduce the number of keyword ranges displayed in the Browser when it is in list view mode. This can help simplify what you see but you will decrease the granularity of your searches.

      Type in the name of the keyword that you would like all keyword ranges to use in the “Keyword” field. By default, this will be “subtitle.”

  5. Select the “Generate new FCPXML file” option.
  6. Click on the “Generate FCPXML” button.
  7. Select the frame rate you would like the project timeline to use. Click “Next…”
  8. Enter the desired filename of the new FCPXML file and click “Save.”
  9. In Final Cut Pro X, import the resulting FCPXML file into your library. A new event containing subtitled projects will appear.
  10. For further workflow instructions, view to the “Working with a New FCPXML File” section.