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vintvolt

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Subtiles again... outline vs. Shadow
« on: March 24, 2017, 09:15:27 AM »
Hi all,
I've always used subtitles 90% white with a black "border" effect. My EasyDCP renders the subtitle weird (too thin body), but I've never had issues across many different projector systems
Now I've had a client complain that in a particularly bright movie, scenes with completely white background, the subtitle is almost unreadable (doremi 2K system)
Since the border width is not adjustable, can you tell me if the "shadow" effect is more obvious?
thank you

liloneum

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Re: Subtiles again... outline vs. Shadow
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 11:17:54 AM »
Hi,

I'm afraid the rendering will be worth with shadow.
The only way to get a rendering you really master is to go with png subtitles.
But you can have issues with interop content and some libraries and Doremi servers: png files not ingested correctly and subtitles that disappears in the middle of the film... (some occasional cases reported with DCPs I authored).
The better way to go is SMPTE and PNG, but you can have issues too with GDC and sony servers...
I have some good and proven experience with png subtitles, don't hesitate to ask.
Enjoy the spring!

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Re: Subtiles again... outline vs. Shadow
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 11:17:54 AM »