Sublime HD

SupraMotion is proud to announce Version 2.0 of their subtitling software Sublime HD!

The biggest news in the new release of Sublime HD are the subtitle rendering for Blu-ray applications (Sonic Scenarist and NetBlender DoStudio) and the availability of a Windows version. The files created by the two versions (Sublime HD Mac and Sublime HD Win) are fully interchangeable.

We started developing Sublime after testing a lot of mediocre or even bad applications (Windows and OS X) but never found an application that supported a video and audio-waveform preview at the same time in conjunction with a fast user interface. After contacting a few developers of commercial and shareware tools, we got a few answers that were not satisfying at all. Most ended up saying: „We can’t do that“, „That’s not possible“ or „Good idea, but…“.

Please download a demonstration copy of Sublime. You will see, it is possible.

Sublime HD is a program to edit, spot and render subtitles for Blu-ray and DVD authoring, mainly for the Apple authoring suite DVD Studio Pro, Sonic Scenarist and Netblender DoStudio. You can directly use AVI and QuickTime movies with a speed and accuracy you’ve never achieved before.


Multi Platform application

Sublime HD is one of the very few subtitling applications, that are available for Mac and PC. If you are working in a studio where both platforms are needed, you finally found the solution: It is called Sublime HD!

Seamless Integration into DVD-Studio Pro

DVD Studio Pro is a great authoring application but only offers rudimentary subtitling features. Sublime HD perfectly supplements and integrates with DVD Studio Pro, filling the gap that DVD Studio Pro leaves in this area. Supporting PAL and NTSC videos, Sublime HD offers composing and export of graphic and text subtitle files. Using Sublime HDs bitmap renderer, you will never have kerning problems again and can even use anti-aliased fonts and other highly customizable text styles.

Export for DoStudio (HD & SD) and Scenarist (SD only)

The new version of Sublime HD gives you the possibility to export subtitles for Blu-ray productions made with NetBlender DoStudio. Sublime HD projects can easily switch – on the fly – between all formats (HD for Blu-ray or HD Quicktime export, SD for DVD Studio Pro or Sonic Scenarist). So you can export and work on the format you currently need without the need to re-spot titles.

Realtime Transcription and Spotting

One of the biggest advantages of Sublime HD is its user interface: With its intuitive arranger, you can see video and audio and edit subtitles all in one workflow. Subtitles can easily be put into their place via drag and drop or keyboard shortcuts if you prefer working with those. With the subtitle list editor you always have an overview of all your titles. Transcription and spotting has never been easier and faster!

Render quality

Please have a close look at this screenshot:
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This is the quality of a DVD Studio Pro rendered subtitle. The next one is from Sublime HD:
renderquality Sublime HD
Ok, what is the difference? First of all, you have to know, that subtitles on DVD only have three foreground colors. In DVD Studio Pro two (!) of them are used for the black shadow. We use one for the shadow and two for the text rendering. So we can use one antialias color on the letters. Compare for example the two small „w“.

The font we used is called Tioga. It’s a great screen font, but the kerning is far from perfect. DVD Studio Pro has a greater problem with this inferior kerning than Sublime HD. This is very noticeable in the comparison of the word „big“ in both titles.

On HD subtitles the first problem does not exist anymore. We can use 256 colors for rendering, but you will still benefit from the advantage in the alignment of letters.

Text Style Grouping

The styles feature in Sublime HD is a powerful way to quickly group the appearance of multiple subtitles for actors, lyrics, off voices and so on: you can assign every speaker a different font and color or set the text in italics or boldface, for instance. Later on you can change these settings for all the subtitles in one style with a single click. Even the alignment of the subtitle text can be saved in a style so that you can move subtitles from the bottom of the screen to the top if they cover text printed in the video.

High-Quality Video Export

With the Sublime HD video export feature you can render your Sublime HD project as a Quicktime movie. This movie can be played back on any computer with Quicktime installed (Sublime HD is not required for playback). This way you can create presentations of your work or create high-quality subtitled movies without having to author/render them in DVD Studio Pro.
Besides the video export allows you to render movie files which only contain a video subtitle track. This video can then be imported into Final Cut Pro, for instance, to create and edit subtitled movies.

Preview Video and Titles in Realtime

The video preview window gives you the opportunity to view your subtitles the way they will look on television later, using different aspect ratios and resolutions. If you have got a dual monitor configuration, you have the possibility of a full-screen preview of the video with the overlaid subtitles on the second monitor.

Advanced Editing

Tape-offsets, auto line-wrapping and splitting, merging, duplicating, find & replace, time shifting among other features.

Error Detection

While you create or edit subtitles, Sublime HD can alert you to common subtitling errors like overlapping titles, too large texts, too many rows and so on…


Sublime HD user interface:

Sublime HD offers you a sleek and intuitive interface. Its use does not require a lengthy learning process. Just install it and get down to work.

The video view:

The video preview is undockable and can even be moved to a second monitor.

The subtitle list display:

The subtitle list is the most important unit in Sublime HD as it represents the actual result of your work. Here you will edit the text of your subtitles, insert new subtitles and allocate styles.

The error check:

Sublime HD has been preconfigured to check the subtitle list for certain errors while you type, so that the final subtitle file can be imported into DVD Studio Pro (and other authoring applications) without any problems.

The styles dialog:

The styles concept in Sublime HD enables you to quickly group and re-use text formats for subtitles.

The check spelling dialog:

With the Sublime HD spell checking dialog you can easily check and correct spelling mistakes in your subtitles. Via the check spelling as you type option, misspelled words are underlined directly in the subtitle list.

The find and replace dialog:

Here you can easily search for text in all existing subtitles or replace text.

The shift times dialog:

This feature enables you to shift all subtitles back or forth in time to easily convert subtitles that were made on a video with a different timecode offset.


You can see Sublime HD in action if you press the PLAY button in the video window below:

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