October 2, 2008
Scenarist captions hurt my brainPlease note, this blog has been archived and now lives at www.discretecosine.com
If you were going to pick a format for closed captions in the year 2008, would you a) choose and easy to use, xml-based, human readable, machine parse-able format, or would you b) choose a format that uses 7bit hex values with 1bit parity, in two byte chunks with machine level control codes (clear buffer, move cursor, etc) and make it a proprietary format that costs $170 for the spec?
If you selected b), you might be Apple!
Ugh. Scenarist captions. Brain hurt.
I'll do a bigger post about how to properly do captions with Compressor before too long. As soon as I get done writing a DFXP->SCC parser. Woot.
Posted by at October 2, 2008 2:49 PM | Opinions