DVD Studio Pro - Colors Tab in the Subtitle Inspector

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Colors Tab in the Subtitle Inspector

The Colors tab in the Subtitle Inspector is very similar to the Colors tab in the Menu

Mapping Type: Select the colors used to create the overlay graphic. This setting only

applies to imported graphics files.

Chroma: Uses black, red, blue, and white

Grayscale: Uses black, dark gray, light gray, and white.

Selection State: Unless you have configured this subtitle clip to provide buttons over

video, only the Normal setting is available. When configured for buttons over video,
you can select the button state you want to configure, and that state’s colors and
transparencies are displayed.

Set: Active only when you have configured this subtitle clip to provide buttons over

video. Select the color mapping set (1, 2, or 3) to configure. All new buttons use set 1.

Color Mapping Sets

for more information.

Note: These sets apply only to the selected and activated button states. The normal
state color mapping setting applies to the entire overlay graphic unless a button’s
active area is selected or activated.

Key: Displays the overlay file’s colors as selected with the Mapping Type. The names

to the left of the key colors (Text, Outline 1, Outline 2, and Background) show which
settings apply to subtitle text entered in DVD Studio Pro.

Color: Select the color for each of the four overlay colors from the current Color Palette.

If this subtitle is configured to provide buttons over video, you must do this for all three
button states.

Opacity: Set the transparency for each of the highlight colors. You can use the slider

or enter a value from 0 (completely transparent) to 15 (completely opaque).


Chapter 19

Creating Subtitles

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Apply to Stream: Click to apply the color and opacity settings to all subtitle clips in this


Save As Default: Click to save this color mapping configuration as the default to be

used on all new subtitles you create.

Note: This is not the same palette used by the Menu Editor.

Restore Default: Click to replace the existing settings with those of the default subtitle

color mapping configuration.

Edit Palette: Click to display the Color Palette dialog, which you can use to change

colors within the palette. See

Color Mapping Palette

for more information.