I’ve just acquired a new skill (if you can call it that) – making subtitles.
I’ve had Subtitle Workshop in my computer for the longest time, but the only times I ever used it were to either fix the timing of softsubs or to tag my own video clips with credits (since I don’t know how to do that with the video editing programs that I have). But I’ve always been interested to learn; I just didn’t have the will to actually do it.
Last night, by some stroke of inspiration, I just thought of re-sharing the Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho interview of Rain and Song Hye Kyo from last year to our friends at Cloud Philippines. But since this is an old clip, I was thinking, I should do something to make it extra-special. I then remembered that this clip, aside from being my first video capture project (which explains why the video quality kinda sucked. Yeah, I know there’s a better quality video clip somewhere but for obvious reasons, it’s best that I use something which I could claim to be my own work), was also my first translation project (well, basically because the interview was dubbed in my language and no one else was doing the translation for the international community at the time, so might as well do it myself). I thought, this is it. Let’s see if I could add “can make subtitles for video clips” among my not-so-many skills.
I searched my gazillions of Bi files for the clip and the translation (thank goodness I was able to save the text file – btw, I Googled this translation some time ago and found that it was re-posted at one of the forums without crediting me. Some people just don’t know shyte about courtesy :mic:) and worked on subtitling. Whadya know, it was easy. Well, maybe because generally, I was just copy-pasting the text. But then again, in subtitles, timing is everything. It helps that the clip was in my own language and I was actually the one who did the translation, so everything seemed easy. It’s just the matter of pressing the correct buttons at the right time.
And so, here it is. My first subtitling project. Hope you all like it, especially our non-Filipino friends. Be gentle on the comments, please.