Adobe Premiere Pro CC is a video editing program that has the ability to import and manipulate closed captions. There are several features that allow the user to import, view, edit, adjust positioning, color and layout, export media with closed captions -- embedded or as "side-car" files, etc. This tutorial describes how to import and edit CaptionSync's .PC.SCC caption file into Premiere Pro CC.
Video Tutorial (This video is an alternative to the Text Tutorial)
Premiere Pro allows users to import .SCC caption files and edit its content, background color, timing, and the on-screen position of captions. Once all modifications are complete, users can export the updated captions as a separate “side-car” file in any of Premiere's supported formats; they can embed the output caption file into a .MOV or .MXF file; or they can permanently burn in the captions directly into the .MOV video file.
1. Once your media has been successfully captioned, login to your CaptionSync account and download the .PC.SCC caption file to your system.
2. With the Premiere Pro CC 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.
3. To have captions displayed in the Source Monitor and Program Monitor, click on the "+" icon -> Captions Display button (bottom-right), and then click OK.
4. 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.
1. Open the captions in the Source Monitor or select it in the Project panel.
2. Go to File -> Export -> Media. In the Export Settings -> Captions tab, enter appropriate values for the Export Options, File Format, and Frame Rate fields to customized the settings of the new caption file.
3. Finally, click Export to export the video with the caption data.
More information about working with captions on Premiere Pro CC is available in Adobe Support's tutorial.
- 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 CC available in Adobe Support's article.