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As the original poster, you can edit your post and change the topic header.

In this case, as I'm in my formatting and editing process, I've just done it for you!!

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Thank you, most kind.

As I mentioned in the other thread,
"It even works fine if several source camera clips are muxed together with like tsMuxeR.exe or similar. One then gets the proper date/time when each time slice was recorded. "

Since you are working with transport stream (mts) files this will work fine. You will get one srt file in this case with continuous timecode srt placement for the entire muxed stream. Just use the muxed video stream in PD too.


I must have edited my post after you replied but before I saw your reply. I used the 'join' tool in 'SubtitleWorkshop' to join the '.srt' files together.

Some information and timings from the project in question:

Input of 40 HD Video files 1920 x 1080/25p with total duration 34 minutes.
Combined subtitles file has 2034 entries.

11:03:00 Import started
11:08:30 Import complete
11:10:00 Subtitle track appears

Produce HD output in 00:35:40, filesize 3.8GB

dxdiag info:
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 17134) (17134.rs4_release.180410-1804)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
BIOS: BIOS Date: 07/23/15 21:33:02 Ver: 04.06.05 (type: BIOS)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 7868MB RAM
Page File: 3172MB used, 12631MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 12
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
Miracast: Available, with HDCP
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported
DxDiag Version: 10.00.17134.0001 64bit Unicode

This thread would be more sensibly called 'Adding timestamp subtitles to a project' can this be changed?

Thanks again

Thanks, Jeff.

That's the document I worked with as well, and if anyone were to click on the link for WGET for Windows near the bottom, they'd find that the webpage is non-existant - hence my original reference to "missing links."

After more searching and digging through various fourms, I located a source here. I chose the 32-bit version of v1.20, and I assume that any other interested people would benefit from a working link to it, along with my other notes above.

Again, very many thanks to you both for all this.

I obtained avchd2srt-core and copied to the folder where my video files exist. I didn't bother with 'awk' and 'wget' but just used a couple of command lines.

for /f %f in ('dir /b *.mts') do avchd2srt-core %f to produce the *.srt files.

These files have the correct number of entries but all the times start at zero for each file.

After a considerable amount of time I found the freeware program SubtitleWorkshop which has a tool within it which will combine subtitle files 'Join subtitles'. If the box is ticked it will also adjust the start and end times of each sub title. I tried it with five files and the result fitted the equivalent video clips in the timeline perfectly.

Just a bit of background. I spent 30+ years in commercial computing starting when paper tape was still in use. During this time I wrote code in ever so many languages from machine code to c++, designed systems and databases then ended up leading our technical support team.

Quote Someone else asked about that here recently, but it's not something that PD can do - at least not that I'm aware of. The only solutions seem to be paid software like DVMP or Aunsoft or VideoHelp.

Thanks for that.

Via VideoHelp I found 'TimeDateSRTCreator' which will work with individual video files or a whole directory. Initially I tried processing a directory and a file was produced which had subtitles at one second intervals. The file imported successfully but I found that it was shorter than the related video, video 33 mins subtitles 29 mins. Checking further showed that some clips from the Sony camera resulted in too few time stamps, a 12 second clip but only 7 seconds worth of subtitles. The same happened if the single video file was processed on its own.

Is there any way of splitting a subtitle file so that the time stamps can be re-aligned with the video?

I know that I can trim, shorten, the video clips to put things back in line and for the purpose of identifying the clips this would do but I'd prefer to split the subtitles.

Thanks again
I have a friend's camera clips in a new project, about 100 clips of HD video which produce a 12GB mp4 file. It would help my friend if the 'date modified' (it contains the date and time of recording) from each clip could appear as a title (or whatever) in the produced output so that the scenes cvould be identified and real titles added later.

I've done the start of each day manually but some automation would be a lot better.

Thanks for any help,
All I got was 'error on page' messages from internet explorer and the top level page displayed again. After trying different settings and browsers for an hour or so I tried turning off the 'In private filtering' option in Internet Explorer and everything worked correctly. I should have remembered that option sooner!

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