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Important: Users of Mac OS X 10.7 and later or later will need to update Annotation Edit.
Very old versions will not work at all.

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For users of Mac OS X 10.5.8 or older
A legacy version of Annotation Edit is available here and a legacy version of Annotation Transcriber 1.7.13 is also separately available here.

[28.09.2016] Annotation Edit Suite 1.9.85


- WebVTT export. Revised "Extended WebVTT export" for browsers.
- WebVTT import. Revised vertical position.
- Added option: Hide display of subtitle on end timecode.
- Added basic DaVinci Resolve .fcpxml text import.
- Added basic EzTitles .ezxml project import.
- Polishes.

Version 1.9.84

- DLP Cinema import. Added import of ruby annotation.
- DLP Cinema export DCI 1.1. Added export of ruby annotation.
- Added "Insert Ruby Separator" for adding Lambda style ruby annotation.
- W3C Timed Text export. Added Netflix RTL option for Arabic or Hebrew.
- Revised "Track without Ruby Annotation" for export of imported Lambda .cap import.
- SCC closed captions import. Improved support for non-double special characters.
- .890 import and export. Added support for "#" character.
- New version of zeitAnker Teletext.
- Polishes.

Version 1.9.83

- Image exports. Added font slanting for horizontal subtitles, if the font has no italic variant (Asian fonts).
- Video controller. Added font slanting.
- Videotron Lambda (.cap). Extended import and export (italic, partial italic, top, bottom, vertical left/right).
Added "Track without ruby annotation" for export of .cap import.
- Added filter option for vertical position.
- Refined some generic text subtitle imports.
- Minor interface changes.
- Polishes.


- Corrected straight SDI Media export of version 1.9.82.
- Added SDI Media text only import.

Version 1.9.82

- Images (NLE, DCP) QuickTime movie export. Revised export of tracks with empty subtitles.
- DLP Cinema export/import. Revised partial italics at end of line.
- DAS Export. Replaced Windows Latin-1 option with Unicode UTF-16.
- Added straight SDI Media export.
- Includes update of zeitAnker Teletext demo.
- Polishes.

Version 1.9.81

- FCP X images export. Allows relink of image assets in FCP X.
FCP X Effect. Added support of centre vertical position for FCP X 10.2.2 with AE Subtitle X template.
- EBU STL import/export. Revised centre vertical position.
- DAS export/import. Revised SDI Media DAS extensions.
- Includes update of zeitAnker Teletext demo.
- Polishes.

Version 1.9.80

- EBU STL export. Supports renewed ARTE character sets.
- Easier ARTE empty subtitle zero.
- W3C Timed Text export. Added line padding option to EBU TT export.
- Images export. Added "Get settings" to match Bluray and NLE export.
Improved export on Retina Macs.
- Images (Bluray, DVD) export. Added optional 4 color preview of DVD images.
Simplified DVD export settings. SD/DVD images are exported as full screen.
- Revised Cyrillic PAC.
- German interface: Fixed W3C Timed Text and Captionate XML export.
- Includes update of zeitAnker Teletext demo.
- Polishes.


- Reintroduced Asian vertical text for Mac OS X 10.10 and later.
- DLP Cinema Export. Revised color value for second row of dual-language subtitles.
- SAMI export uses BOM.
- Revised SCC closed caption export for iTunes movie store.
- Polishes.


- Changed EBU STL import validation.
- Added optional CPS count ignoring white space.
- DLP Cinema Export. Added color value for second row of dual-language subtitles.
- Includes update of zeitAnker Teletext Demo.
- Polishes.


- Revised .DAS Export.
- Includes update of Annotation Transcriber.
- Includes update of zeitAnker Teletext Demo.
- Polishes.


- Corrected image exports of version
- Added set position to justification menu option.
- Added ASS export.
- SSA/ASS export. Added horizontal alignment.
- SSA/ASS import. Added horizontal alignment.
- Sony Timed Text Import / SMPTE Timed Text import. Improved vertical and horizontal position and alignment.
- Revised and renamed "Fast Loggíng" options.


- Added Avid Media Composer marker export and import.
- Added Avid Media Composer spanned marker export and import.
Avid marker import supports timecode and frames.
- Includes update of Annotation Transcriber.
- MXF requires Apple Pro Video Formats vs. 2.0.3


- Revised RTF with timecode export on Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
- FCP X Clip marker export. Added note (logging comment).
Added support for 24 bit audio and multiple mono tracks.
- Images (NLE, DCP) FCP X with movie export.
Added support for 24 bit audio and multiple mono tracks.
- Includes update of Annotation Transcriber.
Includes update of zeitAnker Teletext Demo.
- Polishes.

Version 1.9.78

- WebVTT export. Switched to line integer for vertical position, better supported by current browsers.
Changed WebVTT export option to allow exclusion of features not generally supported by browsers.
- Quicktime subtitle import. Added support for ISO language codes in addition to
QuickTime language codes.
- Revised Swift .sif/.xif import.
- Added Swift .xif export.
- Images (Blu-ray, DVD) BDN export. Added export of optional text in graphics files.
- BDN export. Added import of optional text in graphics files.
- Image export. Revised support of Apple Retina systems.
- Word count. Changed linguistics on Mac OS X 10.10 or later for better support of Asian text.
- Added optional reference text creation and display in document .
If reference text is locked, functions to change reference text, the amount or text distribution of subtitles are disabled.
- Shuffle first/last word now includes immediately following punctuation character.
- Added Merge/Shuffle with space delimiter selector.
- Added 47.952 fps support for SubCap export to AVID MC 8.3.
- Bought back fluid select next/previous subtitle while playing the movie.
- SRT import. Added support of rare horizontal and vertical alignment tags.
- Revised Screen PAC vertical top position import.
- Faster initial audio analysis.
- Corrected a rare time display issue in video controller introduced in version 1.9.76.
- Revised EBU STL ARTE french export of version 1.9.76.
- W3C Timed Text export. Revised SMPTE override in English localization.
- Unified build for Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later.
- Includes update of Annotation Transcriber.
- Includes update of zeitAnker Teletext Demo.
- Interface corrections.
- Adjustments and polishes.

Version 1.9.76

- Revised image exports on OS X 10.10.x or later due to SDK changes.
- The minimal requirement of this version is Mac OS X 10.7.
- Added a graceful alert when run on OS X 10.6.8. A version still running on OS X 10.6.8 is provided as a separate download.
- Completely revised and extended Evertz ProCap import.
Caption type, italics, justification, horizontal and vertical position, 29.97 DF/NDF.
- Revised Screen PAC import.
- Corrected FCP X .fcpxml import.
- Added media fps info in document window.
- Added option to edit timecode values textually for current subtitles in video controller.
- Added option to edit time value textually for pre-roll in processing drawer.
• Revised DLP DCDM export for compatibility with Dolby servers
- Corrected an issue with unusual subtitle sorting in version 1.9.72.
- Corrected an issue with low time scale movies in version 1.9.72.
- Includes update of Annotation Transcriber. Includes update of zeitAnker Teletext Demo.
- Polishes.

Version 1.9.72
- Screen PAC import. Added option to define a second language in Import/Export preferences.
Revised import of someThai special characters.
- Screen PAC export. Arabic/Greek//Hebrew/Cyrillic/Thai as second language is automatically detected.
- Added "Adjust to document frame rate" function for e.g. time values imported from time-based formats.
- Added a large video mode to video controller for QC and presentation.
- FCP X NLE export. Corrected an issue with active fades.
- Revised DLP/InterOP XML import.
- Revised W3C Timed Text export (DCDM, Brightcove).
Allows setting of semi-transparent background and outline width for some .ttml formats .
- WebVTT exports are now saved with optional byte order mark.
- Added workaround for a bug in OS X 10.11 (beta), that prevented launch.
- Includes update of Annotation Transcriber. Includes update of zeitAnker Teletext Demo.
- Polishes.

Version 1.9.69

- Adobe Premiere CC project import. Added import of italics in closed captions.
- W3C Timed Text import. Added import of Adobe Premiere CC TTML notation of italics.
- W3C Timed Text SMPTE-TT 608 export. Added selectable target channel.
- Revised W3C Timed Text SMPTE-TT 608/708 import and export.
SMPTE-TT 608/708 is a usable option for exchange of editable subtitles with Adobe Premiere CC.
For high quality burnt-in Adobe Premiere CC subtitles export to e.g. Final Cut XML with images.
- Annotation Edit cleans Adobe Premiere CC sidecar TTML for import to Adobe Premiere CC and other 3rd party tools.
- MCC 708 closed caption import. Added support for Adobe Premiere CC and EZTitles variants.
- MacCaption .cca project import. Added support for current .cca vs. 3. (incl. all programs, italics, position and justification).
- Revised CEA 608 closed caption import from 608 and 708 QuickTime closed caption tracks.
- Revised SCC import.
- MS Word .doc/.docx export now includes maximum char count for subtitle display time.
Corrected issues with import and export of long MSWord .doc/.docx documents.
Empty subtitles are now allowed for your translation workflow.
Extended MS Word clean up.
- PAC import. Added import of comments as logging comments.
- PAC import and export. Added support of rare latin special characters (e.g. non-combining accents).
- QuickTime Caption import. Added support of italics in QuickTime soft subtitles.
- EBU STL import. Added import of FAB Subtitler comments as logging comments.
- EBU STL export. Updated layout of ARTE revision .doc export.
- EBU STL export and import. Added support of rare latin special characters (e.g. non-combining accents).
- Video controller. Revised short cut functions on newer OS X updates.
- Ayato Text export now uses .doc format and includes maximum char count for subtitle display time.
- Swift SIF import (added support of newer numbering scheme).
- Added Swift XIF import.
- Added Lemony 5 KIO Interchange File import.
- Revised Lemony 4 .lem4 import.
- Softni import. .sub files are detected if saved as .txt.
- Added adjustable font size of main edit view.
- Corrected visual appearance on Mac OS X 10.10.x.
- Includes update of QuickTime Soft Subtitle (MPEG-4) plugin.
Re-added Simplified Chinese. Supports movies that were saved with scaled size.
- Added QuickTime tx3g XML import incl. justification and italics.
- Includes update of CC Import Plugin and installer.
- Includes update of zeitAnker Teletext Demo.
- Revised German interface.
- Polishes.

Download: application/zip Annotation_Edit_1.9.85.zip

[27.04.2016] zeitAnker Annotation Transcriber




- Fixed a minor user interface glitch with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

Version 1.7.29

- Fixed a compatibility issue with MAC OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
- Added Avid Media Composer marker export.
- Added Avid Media Composer spanned marker export.
- MXF requires Apple Pro Video Formats vs. 2.0.3
- Polishes.

Version 1.7.28

- FCP X Clip marker export.
Added support for 24 bit audio and multiple mono tracks.
Added note export. Double note delimiters create a todo marker.
- Added reference text. Create or remove reference text for translators.
- Polishes

Version 1.7.27


Version 1.7.25

- Works with Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan).
- Exports to SRT and WebVTT use BOM (byte order mark).
- Leveraged Final Cut Pro X marker export to Final Cut Pro X 10.1.2 (Final Cut Pro X XML v1.4).

Version 1.7.23

- Excel XML export. Takes care of Excel special character apostrophe.
Consistent italic text font (Excel might not use the default font).

Version 1.7.22

- Added import of timecode from BWF iXML metadata.
- Added FCP X clip marker export for audio only files with timecode from BWF or QuickTime Timecode.
- Added MS Word .docx/.doc text export.
- Revised FCP/FCP X clip marker export.
- Revised Versions menu selection.
- Revised SRT import.

Version 1.7.20

- Adjustments for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
- Revised timecode links from timecode script.
- Improved Excel XML import and export (allows italics).
- Added Contour Design Shuttle Express sample setting for vs. 3 driver.
- Polishes.


- Added f5 Script RTF export (text, timecode, metadata, media).
- Please note: f5 timing accuracy is only 1/10th s.
- Changed text cursor position info to line cursor position info.
- Added line length info.
- Empty lines or lines timecode only lines are not counted.
- Timecode links are not counted as words.
- Corrections and polishes.

Version 1.7.19

Added Mac OS X 10.9.5 gatekeeper support.
Prepared for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Version 1.7.18

- Added basic iTunes Timed Text export.
- Added basic EBU-T-D (ARD) export.
- Corrected webVTT import.
- Jog Shuttle / Two finger scroll video navigation. Added "Toggle Jog Shuttle Navigation" menu command and short cut. Fixed a possible stability issue.


- w3c Timed Text Export. Applied changes for Mac OS X 10.9.x (Mavericks).
- Interface. Adjusted for Mac OS X 10.9.x (Mavericks).
- Revised timecode edit field.
- Extended languages list with regional languages. Use auto completion for fast access.
- Added iTunes Timed Text (.itt)
- Revised German localization.


- Added function. Recreate with native timecode.
- Improved workflow with Annotation Edit.
- Added workflow with zeitAnker Teletext (timecode, colors, italics, underline, justification).
Annotation Transcriber provides a named Teletext Colors list in the color picker.
Use these colors to prepare files for zeitAnker Teletext.
zeitAnker Teletext can read Annotation Transcriber and "RTF with Timecode" files.
- Polishes.


- This version requires Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later.
- Polishes.

Version 1.7.12

- Dragging video to the document inserts video frame image again.
- Polishes.

Version 1.7.10

- Added Compressor marker list export.

Version 1.7.9

- Revised Excel XML export.
- Added zeitAnker Scene Detection file import.

Version 1.7.8

- Added export: Final Cut Pro X clip markers.
- Updated WebVTT export.
- Polishes.

Version 1.7.7

-Added shortcuts for step by frame:
ctrl-i: step timecode frame backwards with audio
ctrl-o: step timecode frame bforwards with audio
Press alt-ctrl to step by frame without audio.


- Corrected a signing issue in latest version 1.7.6
- Added OS X Mountain Lion compliance.
For Mountain Lion Gatekeeper support of all our apps please download the package here (Mountain Lion required):
- Polishes.

Version 1.7.5

- Enhanced automatic text encoding detection.
- Polishes.

Version 1.7.4

- Updated demo mode.


- Added HTML5 WebVTT (caption, chapter) import/export.

Version 1.7.2

- Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion):
- Added an informative alert and relaunch on changes to Autosave/Versions .
- Added import: MS Word 2007 (.docx), Open Office (.odt). (Mac OS 10.5 or higher required)
- Added import of new Annotation Edit File format (.mvtf)
- Revised Contour Design Shuttle setting examples.
- Better video scrubbing now also when "Scrolling with Inertia" is selected in System Preferences.

Version 1.7

- Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion):
Shuttle Express/Pro and scrubbing gesture are no longer affected by scroll direction changes.
- Added Contour Design Shuttle setting examples.
- Many polishes.

Version 1.6.7

- Updated Final Cut Pro marker export.
- Added support for concurrent waveform rendering in multiple documents
- Revised DFXP (w3c Timed Text) import and export.

Version 1.6.6

- Added compatibility with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).
- Revised waveform display.
- Polishes


- Enhanced script alignment to timecode tracks.
- Optional FCP Clip Marker text limit.
- Minor Polishes

Version 1.6.4

- Added Final Cut xml clip marker export. The movie is linked.
- Added option: Save backup.
- Added option: Automatically open recent document.
- Fixes and polishes.


- Added timecode update for Audiotranskription F4/F5 imports
- Some polishes.


- Allows non-standard Google Translate .srt
- Added QOS report.

Download: application/zip Annotation_Transcriber_1.7.29.2.zip