>> Sunday, October 15, 2006

We're stuck on episodes 11 & 12 for Smiling Pasta because a translator just dropped out and left us 4 empty slots to fill. Although new and existing translators have been asked to help fill in these parts, it will take us another few weeks to receive the complete set of translators for these episodes.

Testing subtitles position for Silence:

Since I don't have a widescreen TV, please test this sample video and let me know if this is a good setting for the subtitles. I know everyone with a DivX player just want to burn these straight out to DVD without re-converting it to mpeg to make DVD-videos, so let's get this right.

(I don't want to start encoding and re-encoding episodes 1 to 3 until I get a confirmation that this is the right setting to use.)

Someone mentioned that the subs on Vic's MV was cut off on the screen. It would be nice if someone can provide an image showing me how much of the subs were cut off on the left and right side. Thanks.

If you're making DVD-videos, you can add a border on the video while converting to mpeg. This can prevent the subs from getting cut off on screen (overscan). As for what size the border should'll have to test this out yourself.


Anonymous,  October 15, 2006 11:19 PM  

Okay, fufu, I'm testing the file with my DivX player. Will post the result in a while later. Thanks so much. ^^ (It's me who commented about DivX last time.)


Anonymous,  October 16, 2006 12:57 AM  

The test file worked alright. I'd recommend thicker font outline to make the sub better readable on screen (if possible :D).

And here are some pics for the test result. ^_^ (This time I got my camera... hehehe... but sorry for bad picture quality. I'm not a good photographer though. :P)

From Test VDO file.

From Harlem Yu MV. (I forgot to open my camera's flash for the second pic but you can see that subtitle is a bit off-screen).

From your Episode 02 file. (Sub off-screen)

(I couldn't test Vic's MV though. I downloaded it separately from the drama torrent and I couldn't remember where I kept the file.)

Thanks and Jia You~


fufu October 16, 2006 3:10 AM  

One last test...
I think this should be fine, right?

Anonymous,  October 16, 2006 5:52 PM  

It's okay, fufu. But in my humble opinion, I'd prefer a thicker outline than the one you used. (Just my opinion, if others like it this way, I don't have any problem. ^_^)

I sent you some font test on Silence file that I made, so you have some idea how they look in different font/outline/color. (Font size/Outline size are shown at the top right corner of the file.) The size may differ depends on what program you use but you can get some idea.

You may try watching this file on computer screen when you stand far from it to see which font style you can easily read. If it can be read easily from far away, then it should work fine on TV screen. ^_^ (For me, I like font style 05 with Arial/Oultine 5/Black the most.)

Thanks again. I hope I could help you with this subtitle project, only that I don't know Chinese at all. T_T


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