let's Subtitle X Bomber!

Chat about creative work on other sites
Shane
Posts: 937
Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2001 9:10 pm

let's Subtitle X Bomber!

Postby Shane » Mon Dec 02, 2002 11:15 pm

I know this has been mentioned before, but with the new release of X Bomber on DVD not having an English Subtitle option it seems it may be time to take matters into our own hands.I've been thinking of doing something like this for a while now and as the Holiday season is nearly upon us I'll have a bit of time to spare to have a go at it.What I propose to make is a little test movie of around a minute or two in a slightly better quality than the vids on my site with English Subtitles inserted underneath the footage.What I need to know is what scene to use from the 24 episodes? And would anyone be willing to type up the dialogue from the chosen scene to help me out when I construct the Subtitle layers?Let me know what you all think of the idea and give some suggestions for scenes.Shane.
I like parties, I like fun, I want to live in a hamburger bun!

AndyThomas
Posts: 1665
Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2001 12:42 am
Contact:

let's Subtitle X Bomber!

Postby AndyThomas » Mon Dec 02, 2002 11:44 pm

A logical option would be episode one as Felice has recently done a transcript of it? I'd also point out, were I to be Mr Picky of the Picky Brigade, that there's going to be one episode that's going to stump you if you try and do all 25 episodes! It's a shame no-one thought of that for the official DVD (presumably they haven't) - it might have been interesting to see how Japanese speakers transcribed the original... Presumably you have a bit of kit that lets you put subtitles onto video?
Andy Thomas - SFXB Webmaster and Forum Moderator

felice
Posts: 213
Joined: Tue Sep 10, 2002 11:14 pm

let's Subtitle X Bomber!

Postby felice » Mon Dec 02, 2002 11:52 pm

Hmm... I'd certainly like a subtitled version, but only if the subtitles were direct translations from the Japanese. I'm not convinced of the value of simply putting a transcription of the Star Fleet dialogue over the top of the X Bomber footage...

Shane
Posts: 937
Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2001 9:10 pm

let's Subtitle X Bomber!

Postby Shane » Tue Dec 03, 2002 6:48 am

Well thats pissed on that then. Shane.(Edited by Shane at 6:50 am on Dec. 3, 2002)
I like parties, I like fun, I want to live in a hamburger bun!

Happosai
Posts: 178
Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2001 1:38 pm

let's Subtitle X Bomber!

Postby Happosai » Tue Dec 03, 2002 9:05 am

I'd have to agree with Felice...being a subbed-not-dubbed anime fan, I would like to see a literal translation of X Bomber to see what the differences between the Western adaptation are.In the past, it was mooted that we convince an anime fansub group to pick it up for translation...this was before the DVDs were on the cards -- the LDs were the best source available. It's a lot easier to rip a quality DivX from a DVD than video-capture from a LD.ISTR the problem we saw with fansubbing X Bomber was whether it would affect the potential Western re-release of Star Fleet. However, there is still the possibility of getting translated scripts produced to go with the DVDs (it's even possible to time them and use software to real-time sub the DVD on playback using a PC) rather than releasing ready-subbed digital videos...it may be a bit more difficult to find someone to work on this though, since it doesn't provide the same ego massage that releasing fansubbed digital videos has for some fansub groups...[Happosai]

Zordon
Posts: 375
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2003 1:17 pm

let's Subtitle X Bomber!

Postby Zordon » Fri May 23, 2003 3:26 pm

Try converting the file too AVI. Then import into Adobe Image Ready. As long as you have reasonble grasp of how to use layers then you'll be ok. Just remmember that if you type something in remmember this, when you want too type anohter sub too turn off the previous layers visibility or you'll end up with a mass of jumbled sentences overlayed. The same process's can be used too create special effects such as laser and my favorite henshin change (morphing sequences).
Look an Alien cruiser!!


Return to “Other Creative Work”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron