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  • Media Composer First – cannot see caption effect

  • Neil McFarlane

    March 22, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Hello, I’ve just installed Media Composer First and read the manual on how to add captions. It says:

    “The SubCap effect is available from the Caption category in the Effect Palette.”

    When I click on the effect tab, cannot see anything related to caption. I’ve also tried searching effects for the search terms “title”, “caption”, “subcap”, “subtitle”, “text”, but there are no results.

    I assume I’m doing something stupid and the solution is blindingly obvious but I’m stuck.

    Attached is a screenshot of what I’m seeing.

    Thanks for your help!

  • Glenn Sakatch

    March 23, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Is the manual you are reading specific to MC first, or is it an MC manual? I’m surprised the subcap effect would be included in First…its a pretty scaled down version. The comparison chart doesn’t specifically list subcap for First, but it doesn’t specifically say it isn’t included. The fact that you can’t find it by a search in the effect palate tells me it isn’t part of the package.


  • Neil McFarlane

    March 24, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Yes, it’s the manual included with Media Composer First, stored in the program file folder at the following address:


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