CPC’s award winning MacCaption software now adds stereoscopic 3D subtitle authoring to its versatile arsenal of HD closed captioning and subtitling post production capabilities. This means content creators can give realistic 3D positioning to subtitles using software only. Unlike traditional solutions, no expensive hardware subtitling devices are required, saving money and improving workflow.
Author 3D Subtitles for All Standard Formats
MacCaption’s subtitle authoring mode enables content creators to specify 3D depth on a per-subtitle basis. It generates full resolution left & right eye view subtitle tracks which can be overlaid onto a 3D video using any NLE system. Since the left & right eye views are separate QuickTime video files, they are compatible with all industry standard stereoscopic 3D workflows and encoding formats, such as side-by-side, top/bottom, and frame packing.
Convert Closed Captions to 3D Subtitles
MacCaption can import existing closed captions from virtually any kind of video file. Although the specification for 3D closed captions has not yet been finalized, the existing closed captions can easily be converted into 3D subtitles or 3D open captions for now. Once a 3D closed captioning standard is established, MacCaption will be software upgradable to support it. Unlike hardware devices, the software will not become obsolete when new standards or formats are introduced.
CPC demoed the new 3D subtitle feature of MacCaption using Final Cut Pro and AJA® Kona 3G hardware at NAB 2011.