Adjust timing of captions when converted from Speech to Text transcript

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Jul 02, 2021 Jul 02, 2021

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I'm using the early version of the Speech to Text feature and I love it. It is really accurate and easy to use. The only thing I don't like so far is that when it converts the transcript to captions (using the subtitle option), it creates captions that are often very short (less than 1 second). This is not usable for my purposes and I was wondering if there is a way to adjust this setting to force the captions to be longer when being converted from the transcript. Sometimes the caption is only 2 or 3 words and up for less than a second, making it very difficult to read and follow. I know I can merge captions, but that is a lot of extra work to go through and fix. 

 

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Jul 02, 2021 Jul 02, 2021

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The newer builds have settings for this. What build are you on?

 

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Jul 02, 2021 Jul 02, 2021

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I'm on Premiere Pro 2021 v15.2.0 (Build 35). It is possible the settings are there and I just haven't found them. 

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Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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Only in more recent Beta builds. I'm up to 22.0.0 Build 7. Included there, but I'm sure it was in one of the 15.4 builds. I think the option is called "Autocaptioning segmentation options." But I do not find anything about it in this Beta forum.

 

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PR 2021 Captions 22_0_0_7 Transcript Create Captions Options.PNG

My quick tests suggested that this is not the magic it should be. And, for example, the max characters is 42 - a closed caption type limitation.

 

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Jul 04, 2021 Jul 04, 2021

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Ah excellent. I'll upgrade to the latest beta version and test it out. I have a lot of videos I have to caption and its a pain to combine caption lines because they are only visible for less than one second. 

 

Thanks for the help!

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