I was working with someone on making subtitles for a project. They did so. I imported the XML and I can see the names of the subtitles have the right info - clearly the subtitle had the right words - but now they've lost all info in the import. The words aren't there and their placement is gone.Any thoughts on this bug? Anyone else here ever experience or have an idea for how to solve it?
Are you trying to export captions or titles? If you're trying to export captions, you need to make sure the appropriate role is set to export. It's hard to troubleshoot without more details, and this isn't a bug, most likely...
So, it's a FCP X text option. It's the subtitle one. On screen, the word "title" floats onto the screen, as if it's blank. And when i look in the inspector, there's nothing written for in the text box, which is why I think something weird is happening on the AE's end as she exports cause she's filling in the data.
I should say, this happened to me once a few years ago, where I imported an XML with subtitle generator and the text I entered disappeared from the generator, so it was just giving me the word "title" on the screen. I never bothered looking into it, but that's why I don't think it's necessarily an AE error but something weird happening in the XML export/import process.
FCP doesn't have a 'Subtitle' text generator. Sounds like what you've got is the 'Subtle' text generator, which floats in the way you describe.
How is your AE generating these 'subtitles'? Another copy of Final Cut, or some other program (like AfterEffects)?
EDIT: Also would help to know if you're going for burned-in text over your image, or if you're looking to generate a sidecar Captions file that can be turned on/off (depending on the delivery platform).