Adobe Premiere Pro is a video editing program that has the ability to edit and export closed or open captions. This tutorial describes how to import, edit and export captions in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Premiere Pro allows users to import caption files and edit the content, background color, timing, color and layout. Once all modifications are complete, users can export the captions as a separate "side-car" file in any of Premiere's supported formats; embed the output caption file into a .MOV or .MXF file; or permanently burn in the captions into a .MOV video file (open captions).
Adobe has a video tutorial about closed captioning available in their Support Center, and also a full tutorial on closed captioning with Adobe Premiere Pro.
Submitting your Media for Captioning:
- In your CaptionSync account, go to Caption/Transcribe -> Advanced Settings. Under the Output Types tab, ensure the .pc.scc format is selected (it is listed as SCC PC (.pc.scc .pc.ndf.scc)).
- Make your Captioning request, using your audio file.
- Once results are available, download the .pc.scc file from the Results Email or the Submission Details Page.
Importing the Captions:
- With the Premiere Pro application open, go to File -> Import and browse for the .pc.scc file you downloaded. The captions will be imported and displayed as caption blocks in the Captions panel.
- To have captions displayed in the Source Monitor and Program Monitor, click on the "+" icon -> Captions Display button (bottom-right), and then click OK.
- In the Source or Program Monitor panel pop-up menu, click on the Wrench icon -> Captions Display -> Enable.
With the Captions tab selected, click on the caption you wish to edit. You can make changes to the text, the timing and formatting text alignment and color. Use the "+" and "-" icons at the bottom-right of the screen to add or delete an entire caption segment/block.
Captions are also visible from the Timeline. You can adjust the captions to be in proper sync with the media after any trims, ripple deletes, and rearranging of segments.
- Open the captions in the Source Monitor or select it in the Project panel.
- Go to File -> Export -> Media. Next, open Export Settings -> Captions, and enter appropriate values for the Export Options, File Format, and Frame Rate fields, to customize the settings of the output.
- Finally, click Export.
- If you are experiencing problems making the results work on this program, check out these troubleshooting tips.
- More information about recent updates to Adobe Premiere Pro available in Adobe Support's article.