Annotation Edit for Mac

Annotation Edit for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.4.9
  • Total Downloads:
    2,567
  • Date Added:
    October 08, 2008
  • File Size:
    17.25MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    20
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

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5 stars

"Perfect for my needs"

September 22, 2014  |  By DraukaTor

 |  Version: Annotation Edit 1.9.62

Pros

Does exactly what I need

Cons

None to speak of

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4 stars

"Full Featured Subtitles and Captions"

July 11, 2010  |  By xenowing

 |  Version: Annotation Edit 1.8.8

Pros

Video preview and waveform display, so syncing can be very precise.
You work from a proprietary project file.
Exports to many formats.
Seems to have many features for many workflows, which it should have for $250. :/

Cons

Doesn't automatically load the corresponding subtitle file.
The interface has a bunch of buttons, which can be confusing, but they all have tooltips and I'm sure I'll get used to it.
Displays original and new subs at the same time.

Summary

This app goes well beyond what I need. I was actually a bit shocked to see well developed it is. It's probably fair to describe this as a 'Pro' app, which you might imagine for the $250 price tag.
The demo version will allow you to do 15 saves in a project, for a total of three days. Again, I'll have limited use so I can't speak for all of the features, but you'll be able to see if it's what you need with the demo.
There's a small learning curve, but once you're rolling it's all good.

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5 stars

"Terrific value for the professional"

December 11, 2009  |  By Swift2

 |  Version: Annotation Edit 1.7.9.8

Pros

This program does, for 250 Euros, what you have to pay $6,000 for in the Windows world. It has been the secret weapon for many professional directors and producers, and everyone from the media pro to the web media producer should take a serious look.

Cons

It is written in Germany, so at times the English of the menus is not easy to understand. It could have a more up-to-date manual, too. But the personal support is excellent.

Summary

This is a program that helps people produce original subtitles, and convert just about any format into any others. It works with anything from text formats to Blu-ray graphics, and does so with the Mac's clear edge in graphics and video. Do you have a set of subtitles to convert to Flash xml? Done. A set of closed-captions to turn into Blu-ray subtitles for the deaf? Done. Convert from PAL to NTSC drop? Done. I started using this program when it was much more limited because it was the best, quickest and most accurate program we could find -- and did I mention it's quite cheap? -- and it came through like a champ. Let's just say that many of the titles of movies you might see on Blu-ray came from this program.

It could be more user-friendly. The manual is perfunctory, and the menus often seem translated from German, which, in fact, they are. But those who work in this field have had to struggle with some very high-priced software that is less adaptable and clever, and just as opaque. This is, in fact, a kind of Swiss Army knife for the captioner and subtitler, and it works flawlessly with Final Cut Pro and Quicktime, for less than a tenth of the price that you pay for the Windows equivalent.

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5 stars

"Great job"

April 22, 2009  |  By jimhass

 |  Version: Annotation Edit 1.7.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I make Blu-ray titles. We export EBU stl, and have been very pleased that the only adjustments necessary prior to final rendering have been to manually insert the "partial italics". We just finished a major project, and were very happy; but now, the new version would have saved us a couple of hours or more, by importing partial italics automatically. Thank you, Annotation Edit.

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4 stars

"This version is a killer"

October 08, 2008  |  By Swift2

 |  Version: Annotation Edit 1.4.9

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The one weakness that existed in Annotation was that it wouldn't italicize a single word in a Blu-ray title -- like a book title or a ship's name, or the like. This version fixes that. I can't think of a single feature now it doesn't have. Again, the production industry should definitely pay attention to this fast-rising application.

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3 stars

"It's terrific at what it does"

April 10, 2008  |  By jimhass

 |  Version: Annotation Edit 1.3.3.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
It is not a great piece of software for creating captions and subtitles. The great software that does that has two virtues: you create them using the keyboard about 99%, because speed is number one in the industry, and there can be no shifting from mouse to keyboard and back. The viewer interface is clunky here. And you want to preview what your sub looks like AS YOU DO IT! So, you listen, hit the "IN" key, or "New title", whatever. The timecode is automatic. You type. You start again, listen, and type again. And no interface that just gives you a list of text items will ever work.

I agree with the comment that Sublime is better for creating titles, though it, too, has a long way to go. But what is just great about Annotation is its ability to convert from multiple formats and then to put that out in various formats, with professional and up-to-date specs. For Final Cut. You can embed scc captions. You can import EBU STL, supported by many professional systems, and retain almost all the formatting. You can export to many other systems aside from Final Cut, including a Blu-ray plugin for making 1080p subtitles that work with many professional pieces of software.

Sublime makes easier to edit, and it has some preview. But, just as an example, it supports only NTSC drop and non-drop, and PAL. Not good enough in the media world that's changing so fast.

The bottom line? They're different pieces of software. Annotation Edit excels at conversions and pro specs.

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1 stars

"not intuitive at all, useless features"

February 24, 2008  |  By hadieandre

 |  Version: Annotation Edit 1.3.1.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is not an intuitive piece of software to learn.

-Mainly caused by the clutter of useless buttons. For example: "the turn on Apple remote control support". What is the remote control useful for while editing subtitles??
-The buttons are not discriptive, and not at logical places
-The help manual makes it even more difficult: it doesn't make a distinction what is important to know and what not.
-Sound is not always audible while using HDV footage
-No drag and drop feature present in comparable software like Sublime

While editing subtitles should really not be that difficult. I compared several now, for example Sublime is ,much easier to learn, and it's drag and drop feature makes it very versatile.

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5 stars

"Very useful tool!"

December 18, 2006  |  By mherzog

 |  Version: zeitAnker Annotation Edit 1.1.8

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Excellent interface, workflow oriented for both: video subtitles and annotation.
Ideal for international projects.
A must for video professionals and archivers.
Forget STL Edit! Do not hassle with DVD Studio or Avid subtitlers.

Now we are waiting for MPEG7 Annotation ;-)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.4.9
  • ARTE EBU STL N!9 export: added option to create ARTE doc sheet. The doc sheet requires a linked movie to include movie duration. Illegal characters are replaced by "%" on export. This makes revision easier than automatic normalization. According to ARTE N!9 text position is limited to bottom, color to yellow, italics are omitted.
  • Enhanced ARTE template.
  • EBU STL import/export: Solved square bracket character encoding for open subtitles. Square brackets are encoded as < or > with ARTE N19.
  • SCC closed caption export/import: Closed caption buffer delay is compensated. For import of files without buffer compensation, you can turn it off.
  • Text details: Added subtitle menu entry to add and modify text details in the document view. Added column to display availability of text details. Text details are displayed italic in video overlay.
  • QuckTime export: Text details can be exported as timed text details (karaoke) or italic.
  • Text details are exported as partial italic with Blu-Ray BDN, DVD Studio Pro STL, EBU STL, SRT, SCC, SSA or DFXP. For partial italic you should turn off italic per subtitle. Blu-Ray BDN plugin 1.4.5 is required for partial italic .
  • Updated Blu-Ray BDN plugin vs. 1.4.5: Added NetBlender DoStudio DoST format.
  • Added QuickTime tracks drawer. Disable/enable tracks and rebuild waveform. Perian may not like disabling tracks on the fly when looping videos.
  • Added option to add and display subtitle revision mark.
  • Removed shortcuts for font-size changes in document text-view to prevent accidentally changes to document text-view ruler/font settings.These are saved with the document and may allow consistent preview of character limits.
  • Fix: CPS/WPM display updates correctly again.
  • Video overlay no longer mimics hard wraps when "Hard wrap keeps lparagraphs" is turned off. This behavior was introduced in 1.4.6.
  • Added new shortcuts.
  • Minor polishes.
General
Publisher zeitAnker
Publisher web site http://www.zeitanker.com
Release Date October 08, 2008
Date Added October 08, 2008
Version 1.4.9
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
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File Size 17.25MB
File Name Annotation_Edit_1.9.62.1.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,567
Downloads Last Week 20
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Price $245

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