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  • Wed, Jan 20 2010 3:20 PM

    • john_john
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    Open an STL(EBU) file in avid

    Hello everyone,

    I have a serious problem moving from my old mechanism(which works with PAC and STL files) to Avid.

    Can i open an STL(EBU) file in avid?(with the original font and locations from the STL file)

    Can i convert an STL(EBU) file to AVB? or at least convert the STL into XML file and then open it in Avid?(with the same font&locations)




  • Wed, Jan 20 2010 9:41 PM In reply to

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    Re: Open an STL(EBU) file in avid


    There are lots and lots of tools to convert files so they are read by SubCap whihc is a feature since MC 3.0.

    Take a look at this

    That should answer a lot of your questions.


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  • Sat, Jul 23 2011 10:02 AM In reply to

    • cairofilm
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    Re: Open an STL(EBU) file in avid

    Hi Marianna - I am trying to use the Subcap generator - but i cannot find a program that would allow me to make a .stl file. I don't know if you have any advice about which common programs to use.

    I tried subtitle workshop, but while this seems to create a .stl file, avid will not recognize it.

    thanks for the advice.



  • Tue, May 2 2017 6:37 PM In reply to

    • chuckkahn
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    Re: Open an STL(EBU) file in avid

    So the STL format doesn't store any formatting information?  (font, colour, drop-shadow, etc)  Is it just the same information as the DS Caption export txt file?   I can read the txt file but the unreadability of the .stl file in a text editor suggested that it was more than just text and timecode in and out?  I thought the advantage of preparing subtitles in Avid with the SubCap effect was that I'd be able to export subtitles the way and OMF or AAF exports audio to a sound editor and allows them to recreate what I did in the Avid with all the formatting.  Is there a subtitle export format that does this?

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