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Rondan

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💡 <strong>Welcome to the OriginalTrilogy.com</strong>; Introduce yourself in here + useful info within 💡
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Hello everybody
I goes by the nickname Rondan and this is my story for being among such admirable hob… I mean stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herders 😄

I was born in the same decade of A New Hope, this means that I have only seen the OT on tv and vhs around their resleases. When I was getting older there was a new version of the OT that got released with som years between them. I saw all three movies in one of the finest cinemas in my country and if I don’t remembers it wrong this was 1997. By that time I was blown away with the special effects that they incorperated into the movies.

And at the same time the down fall of the movies that I loved growing up with, was about to happen. I bought the vhs silver edition of the OT when they came out and that was the first and the last time I bought the movies, until I discovered Otdotcom that is.

Sometime around 2010 I was sick and tired of all the versions so I started to think about restoring the OT to its former glory, or maybe find someone who is doing it, because I lacked the talents to do it myself. I started to search the internet for guides and information and found the names of Darth Editous and ADigitalMan poping up about their work to restore the movies. But I couldn’t in my life find a complete copy of their work. And then I found Adywan, Harmy and OT in 2011 and became a member in 2012. To day I own the official versions on Blu-ray and I have managed to get some but not all versions of the OT that I want to see, but that’s another story.

I’m not even close to be as nerdy as most of you nerf herders in here but I contribute once and a while 😄 And have being around close to ten years now, I just can’t stop admire the hard work that people put into their edits/restorations efforts in here.

I’m out of words.

May the force be with you all…

Always

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Project Threepio (Star Wars OOT subtitles)
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Thank you LexX for the advice. I always start the subs from scratch, I found out that the program that I use had problem syncing the different subs. When I added the swedish subtitle as a translation column it did not match the english subtitle. The program made a lot of blank lines to fill out the differences between the two subtitles. I will have a look at the finnish subtitle to see if the timing is more accurate. The problem with translating english is that they speek their shortened words, while we do not in Sweden. It would sound very odd to do so.

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Project Threepio (Star Wars OOT subtitles)
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Hi CatBus
I was wondering about a couple of things. I was reading about how to make subtitles here in Sweden and found some rules on how many characters and display time each line should consist of. The rules I found was max 42 char/line and max two lines. The display time was max 3 sec/line. What set of rules do you use? Or maybe what kind of rules should I and others try to work after?

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Project Threepio (Star Wars OOT subtitles)
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Hi Catbus
I noticed at line 94 when 3PO meets R2 at the Jawas He says “R2, it is you! It is you!” But in the swe-full he says is = är in italic to make it stand out because 3PO puts some load on the word. Do you want to keep the format or should I remowe it? Other than that the SW subtitle is now finished. I am now working on ESB, but it will be much faster because I copy/paste from ESB:r with a few tweeks to make the subtitle work. Do you want the subtitle now or do you want to wait for ESB? Or until I am finished with ROTJ?

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Project Threepio (Star Wars OOT subtitles)
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How should you go by and make more time for the subtitles? I have always annoyed me on subtitles that have started before the characters has started to talk. Sometimes it even ruined a major reveal of the plot in the movie. And I feel that I am the wrong person to judge how long a subtitle should appear. I read a lot of books which makes me a decent fast reader. I agree that the nordic languages may need more time. I have not time corrected the subtitles at all, I have tried my very best to keep them as close as possible to the english subtitles, when it comes to the amount of characters in every line. But some times they tend to be a lot more wordie.😄

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Project Threepio (Star Wars OOT subtitles)
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dahmage said:

hey, i am all for a common sense approach to this, and i completely trust CatBus to make good decisions. but defaulting subs to the bottom has a reason. you have a wider field of vision to the bottom of what you are looking at, than the top.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peripheral_vision

That is all.

Thanks for the heads up dahmage, I did not know this.😄
By the way CatBus, TsMuxeR seems to work under Ubuntu 16.04 64bit system. It has a GUI too, that I have just started.

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Project Threepio (Star Wars OOT subtitles)
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Hi Catbus
Sorry for not replying, I have been working a lot. There is a major mess at my work for the moment. No I do not think that you should keep the subtitles in one position, I like the idea of keeping the subtitle out of the way of important things. Instead of counting seconds try to see if the flow of the subtitle feels wrong if you keep it up or down during the dialogue. And apply it to all three movies.