DISCUSS: New Captions Workflow in Premiere Pro

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UPDATE: January 29, 2021

Since the innitial post back in October of last year we have made a ton of progress and some of the details originally posted here are no longer acurate.  I have updated the post to be more accurate to the state of things today.  

 

Here are some important changes to be aware of

  • The Premiere Pro beta is now version 15 (starting January 26, 2021)
  • The captions workflow in on by default - no need to enable it
  • The beta menu has been removed (because you don't need it anymore - the advanced beta features are always on)
  • Applications for speech to text early access has closed and those who have been accepted should have recieved an email.  The email you used to apply needs to match the email (Adobe ID) you use to log into creative cloud. If you did not recieve an email stating that you have been accepted, or if you are logged into creative cloud using a different email you will contininue to see the message stating that speech to text is coming soon.
  • Broadcast closed captions are now supported CEA 608/708, OP47, Teletext, EBU Subtitles.
  • Exporting is working (burned-in, sidecar, embedded) and queue to Media Encoder is working too now.

 

Thanks to everyone for testing and for all your awesome feedback! - Francis

 

The captioning workflow in Premiere Pro is getting a complete makeover and you can be the first to try it out!  We have a new text panel for editing and viewing your captions as text.  Captions now have their own track on the timeline so they can be edited just like video.  Styling uses the power of the Essential Graphics panel so you can make fantastic looking captions. 

 

Best of all – we will be adding speech to text and auto captions powered by Adobe Sensei – coming later.

 

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Some important things to know before you start testing this feature

  1. Just like any beta software, we do not recommend using this for mission critical projects since features are likely to change over time. 
  2.  The Premiere Pro beta has been updated to the next major version – 15.  This means your projects will NOT be backwards compatible with the current shipping version of Premiere Pro – 14.x.  All projects created in Premiere Pro Beta, even if you don’t use captions, will be saved as version 15. 
  3. Opening existing projects in Premiere Pro Beta will ask you to save a copy of your project in the new project version. Take extra care with Team Projects since you do not get a version update warning and you can mess up the project for your entire team!
  4. If you have existing captions in a project that gets upgraded, we will convert from the old style captions to the new style.  We will do our best to match the styling, but do not guarantee a pixel-perfect transition. 

 

So, if you’re good with all that, read on . . .

 

Enabling the Feature:

  1. Update to the latest Beta version - you're done.  It's on by default now

 

Quickstart Guide: 

Download this sample project to follow along PR New Captions Workflow quickstart.zip

 

  1. Open the sequence The climber - start here and familiarize yourself with the spoken dialog.
  2. Open the Text panel from the window menu and make sure it’s showing the Captions tab.
  3. Locate the SRT file in the project panel The Climber - subtitles.srt
  4. Drag the SRT file into the sequence and drop it anywhere. 
  5. A new caption track is created, and all the caption items are placed at the correct time.
  6. Place the playhead over one of the caption items to select it.  This should activate the Essential Graphics panel into editing mode.
  7. Change the Style in the Essential Graphics panel by choosing a different preset from the Style dropdown.
  8. Notice the font, size, color, and background have been updated.
  9. Play the sequence and watch the captions follow along in the Text panel.

 

Play around with visual styles in the Essential Graphics panel and try editing the text in the Text panel.  Read on for more detailed info on the various pieces of the workflow.

 

The Text Panel
Open the Text panel from the Window menu.  This is where you interact with text and it has two tabs – Transcript and Captions

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  1. Text panel – open from the Window Menu
  2. Transcript tab – This is where you can create automatic speech to text transcriptions, navigate the transcript, and create automatic captions.  This is only available to those who been accepted into the eary access program for speech to text.  All others will continue to see the "coming soon" graphics.
    S2T Apply for early access.png
  3. Captions tab – Navigate and edit caption text.
  4. Search – find characters, words and phrases in your captions.
  5. Next / Previous search result – use to navigate search results.
  6. Replace / Replace All – used to replace search results with new text.
    Replace text.png
  7. Add Caption – this will place a blank caption at the playhead in the current sequence
  8. Caption number – a sequence number to count your captions
  9. Timecode – TC start and stop of the current caption item.  This is not editable.  To change the timing of the caption, edit it in the sequence.
  10. Caption text – the text of the caption itself.  Double click to edit.

 

The Caption track - working with captions in the Sequence

We have completely reimagined the way captions work in Premiere Pro. If you have used captions previously in Premiere Pro, this is totally different – much better we think. Please tell us what YOU think by leaving a public comment below.

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Create and delete caption tracks

There are a few ways to create a new caption track.  You can drag an SRT file onto the Sequence or use the “Create new captions track” button in the Captions tab of the Text panel. To delete a caption track, right-click on the caption track header and choose “delete track”

 

Drag an SRT file on the sequence

Dragging an SRT caption file onto the Sequence will automatically create a new caption track at the top of the Timeline.

 

Keyboard Shortcuts

To see all the keyboard shortcuts available for captions, open the keyboard shortcuts menu from the Premiere Pro menu and search for "caption".  Here are some notable ones.  There are many other which do not have default assignments.

  1. Add a captions track - option/alt + command/ctrl + A
  2. Add a new caption segment at the playhead- option/alt + command/ctrl + C
  3. Go to next caption segment in the timeline - option/alt + command/ctrl + UP
  4. Go to next caption segment in the timeline - option/alt + command/ctrl + down

 

Captions tracks

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  1. Caption track setting – the CC button

This can hide the caption track area or solo just the active caption track if you have more than one.  It is useful if you want to declutter your timeline. It does not turn off the active caption track from rendering in the program monitor, however. 

  • Hide all caption tracks
  • Show all caption tracks
  • Show active caption track only 

 

  1. Active Track/Visibility – the eyeball icon

This will enable/disable Program Monitor viewing of the Caption track selected. Only one Caption track can be active at a time, so when you make one track active, the other tracks will automatically be disabled. You can also choose to disable all Caption tracks. Inactive Caption tracks will dim making it easier to note your active Caption track. 

 

  1. Label

By default, this will show the caption track format (eg Subtitles, CEA-708, CEA-608, etc.) You can right-click the Caption track header and choose Rename to choose a custom name (same functionality as A/V tracks)

 

  1. Right-click the caption track header

Additional caption tracks can be added by right-clicking in the caption track header – choose “Add Track”. You can also delete or rename a caption track in the same way.

  1. Caption tracks area

Caption tracks will always be at the top of the sequence. Additional caption tracks are added on top. This will continue until you have reached 25% of the Timeline vertical space, then the tracks will stop “growing” and scroll bars will appear to the right. Caption tracks will never take up more than 25% of the upper space of the Timeline. This is dynamic, so if you increase or decrease the Timeline panel height, the 25% will adjust accordingly.

 

  1. Track Lock

Lock the track to prevent editing.  This functions the same as A/V tracks.

 

  1. Track Targeting

The Caption track header has a ‘Toggle the track targeting for this track’ button with same functionality as A/V tracks.

 

  1. Sync Lock

The Caption track header has a ‘Toggle Sync Lock’ button with same functionality as A/V tracks.

 

Editing timing of caption items on the track

You can use all the familiar editing tools that you are used just like editing video and audio.

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  • Select (one or many) You can select multiple Caption track items by Shift-selecting each item or marquee/lasso select items or use Select All (which will also include other items in tracks like video, audio, etc.)
  • Trim
  • Ripple Trim
  • Razor/Add Edit: You can add an edit/razor a Caption item as you would with any Timeline item and Track Targeting is supported. The difference is that when you razor a Caption item, both items will have the same text which you can then modify in the Text panel
  • Copy/Paste: paste of Caption item(s) follows Track targeting which allows you to copy and paste captions items between tracks.

 

Styling with the Essential Graphics panel

Open the Essential Graphics panel from the Window menu.  This is where you choose things like font, size, color and position. Make sure you have at least one caption selected. This will activate the Edit tab of the Essential Graphics panel. If you have created and stylized text in Premiere Pro before, the following should be very familiar to you. However, for captions we are adding small enhancements such as zones, and vertical text alignment.

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Styles

  • Create Master Text Styles for consistent styling across the entire captions track. A style saves all the settings made in the Essential Graphics panels, including font, alignment, color and more. Setting a Master Text Style to one caption applies it to all captions on the track. You can have different styles for different tracks.
  • Sync from Master Style and Push to Master Style: When changing the look of a caption you may want to push this change to the entire track for consistency, that’s were Push to Master Style comes into play. Or you might want to revert an edit to a caption back to the Master Style. Then use Sync from Master Style.
  •  

Text

  • Font: Set font, font style and font size.
  • Paragraph Alignment: For horizontal alignment use Left align text, Center align text, Right align text and Justify. We have now also added Vertical alignment with Top align text, Center text vertically and Bottom align text. This defines how a caption grows when adding additional lines. As an example, there is a good chance you will want a caption to be bottom aligned, this way a single line caption and the second line of a two-line caption will always be in the same vertical position.
  • Tracking: Loose or tighten the space between characters.
  • Leading: Loose or tighten the vertical space between lines.
  • Faux Styles: Bold, Italic, All Caps, Small Caps, Superscript, Subscript, Underline.

 

Align and Transform

  • Position captions with zones: You can choose from different zones to position your caption in different areas on screen, e.g. bottom center.
  • Fine tune position: Through Set Horizontal and Set Vertical Position you can add an offset to your zone setting.
  • Change the text box size: If you want to shrink or expand the text box size you can do this through Set Horizontal Scale and Set Vertical Scale. This will affect text wrapping and paragraph align settings.


Appearance

  • Fill: Change the color of your captions.
  • Stroke: Add single or multiple strokes. The Graphics Properties menu under the wrench menu gives you more control over stroke styling.
  • Background: Add a background box. You can choose the color, add additional padding and change the opacity.
  • Shadow: You can add a shadow and fine tune with controls such as opacity, angle, distance and more.

 

Transcribing the dialog into captions

You have three options for transcribing your audio and creating captions: speech to text, use a third-party service, or do it by hand.

 

Speech to text

  • Text Panel > Transcript tab
  • Only available for those who have applied and been accepted to the speech to text early access program.  Other will not have access to this feature.

 

Use a third-party service

If you already have a workflow that uses a third party transcription service, you can bring in that file.  SRT is the best option.

  1. Import the SRT file into your Premiere Pro project just like any piece of media
  2. Drag the SRT from the project panel into your sequence and let go anywhere
  3. A new caption track is automatically created, and the captions are placed on the track

 

Do it by hand

For short sequences, doing it by hand may not too much trouble.

  1. Open Text panel from the Window menu
  2. Go to the Captions tab of the Text Panel
  3. Press the “Add Captions Track” button – a new captions track is added to your current sequence
  4. Place the playhead at the beginning of your first piece of dialog (hint – use the waveforms in the audio to help align)
  5. Press the “+” button near the top of the Captions tab of the Text Panel to add a blank caption
  6. Double click on <Type your caption here> to go into edit mode
  7. Type out the caption text
  8. Trim the end of the caption in the timeline to align with the end of the spoken dialog
  9. Repeat for each caption you wish to add
  10. See the other sections on Working with captions in the Sequence and Styling with the Essential Graphics panel for more details on editing and styling.

 

Exporting your sequence with captions

There are three options for exporting captions: burned in, sidecar file, or embedded into the video file.  

  1. Make sure the caption track you want exported is visible by toggling the eyeball on (Toggle Active Captions Track).
  2. Choose File > Export
  3. Open the Captions tab in the export settings and choose burn in, sidecar or embedded
  4. Burned in and sidecar are supported with any encoding preset
  5. Embedded is limited to pro codecs like MXF OP1a, DNX, and Prores and requires that the caption track format be set to one of the broadcast standards like CEA-608
  6. Click Export
  7. Sidecar files will be saved next to the video file with the same name
  8. Queueing to Media encoder is supported too

Captions Export - Burn in.pngCaptions Export - sidecar.png

 

Happy captioning!  Once again, we welcome your feedback.  Please leave comments below.

 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 04, 2021 Feb 04, 2021

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Hello! I'm running into an issue where I'm able to get a transcription of a seuqence, but when I go to "Create Captions," the wheel spins, it creates an empty captions track and nothing happens. See attached video! 

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Feb 05, 2021 Feb 05, 2021

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the same thing is happening to me

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New Here ,
Feb 05, 2021 Feb 05, 2021

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Hi im using the project file supplied to create a transcript but PP beta keeps on crashing

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Feb 05, 2021 Feb 05, 2021

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I know this one won't be an easy one, but, here's my issue when listening to the transcription to make some corrections.

In the transcript panel, the played word is highlighted, I realize there's an edit to make, so I double click on the word :

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What I get is this layout :

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As you can see, the edit window is narrower than the play window, and that makes all the texts shift. I had double clicked top right, and I need to edit bottom left.
The other thing is that when I double click on a word in a transcription, all the text will be selected, and I'll have to manually place my cursor at the right position in edit mode. On long texts, it's tedious. And when I play again, I'm back at step one, out of the edit window 🙂
I understand there's a need to be whether in play or edit mode, but so far the jumps between each really breaks the workflow. (And I say "break", where I should mention that I'm sooooo happy that a 2 minutes video got transcripted in less than 2 minutes, which never happens when I type 🙂 )

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Hello Adobe

I posted an enquiry a few days ago after having been accepted to the Speech to Text option in the Beta version of Premiere Pro. It worked amazingly for the first project I tested the option on, but have not been able to do anything since.

 

I've just been reading Francis Crossman's post from the 29th and noticed one of the points at the beginning. Namely that The email you used to apply needs to match the email (Adobe ID) you use to log into creative cloud. If you did not recieve an email stating that you have been accepted, or if you are logged into creative cloud using a different email you will contininue to see the message stating that speech to text is coming soon.

 

I'm pretty sure that the email I provided when I applied for the Beta testing version was the one that I use to access Adobe Cfreative Cloud, but the email reply I received seems to have come to the email that I use from the University I work for. If this is the reason I cannot test the Speech to text option, is it possible to have this amended, particularly since I was able to work on one project but have not been able to do anything else.

 

Yours Nick Geddes

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Feb 06, 2021 Feb 06, 2021

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Premiere Pro Beta has to have WiFi on to transcribe. But while transcribing, it has to save and it can't do that. I'm stuck.

My first success transcribing to captions doesn't work the second time. 

I click "Transcribe Sequence" and it says "Creating Auto Transcription" "Transcribing sequence" "Rendering audio". While this was happening I was looking at Facebook when a "Save Project" popped up saying "Saving Project ...." with a "Cancel" button. This didn't work. It wouldn't save or cancel and Force Quit said the app was "Not Responding". I closed everything and restarted with no other activity and got the same problem. I have had Premiere Pro automatically save and close several times when I'm using WiFi. I don't know why. It never does that when I'm working offline. 

I don't know what to do next to proceed.

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Feb 07, 2021 Feb 07, 2021

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The transcript/caption feature update is great! what would make it amazing is a button on both the transcript and caption windows that give you a quick option to download the transcript as a text document and an option to download the captions as an SRT side car file without having to render the video as well. The use case here is that I'd like to use this feature to go back and transcribe/caption a bunch of videos that I previously produced before this feature was available so we can be more ADA compliant. I'd like a quicker workflow that doesn't involve re-rendering the videos as well. 

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021

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Thank you for the feedback. It's definitely clear that the request for options to export a text file and SRT from the Text panel is a common ask 😉

 

Based on this feedback, work is under way and we hope to have to these options added soon.

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Feb 11, 2021 Feb 11, 2021

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Thank you Trent!

 

The crucially important thing here is to make sure it's done in a way that allows users to both export and import text back in.  This would give users the benefit of being able to make corrections, formating changes (bold, italic, underline), translations, and hopefully even define caption breaks and cariage returns for 2+ line captions, all outside of Pr, using any number of word processing and translation programs!

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Hi, all.

 

I've just signed up to the program and installed the beta version of Premiere. Transcription worked beautifully, and I've successfully created a subtitle track in my project. The issue I'm having is with the size of the background layer.

 

If I add a background layer to the subtitle track, I don't want the background box to resize vertically for each subtitle. For example, the subtitle "There is no problem" will have an auto-scaled background with one height. But the subtitle "The y is the problem" will have a taller background, because of the"y". I want the background box to be the same height throughout. It would AMAZING to have this as a setting in Essential Graphics for subtitles. At the moment, I don't feel I can use subtitling in the beta because of this issue. Everything else is great, though!

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Yeah. This has been an issue for some time. I have my team use an auto-resize formula in AE. The extra step isn't too bad but BOY WOULD IT BE GREAT to have this right in Premiere. 🙂

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I did two things to restart transcribing. 1. I deleted the media cache. 2. I restarted and ran PP Beta alone. 

I like the feature to burn in captions to the video. This is very useful when needing to be offline. 

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Hi all, As I haven't seen it mentioned here I would like to give a big Kudos to the development team for the Incredible performance improvement they have made with exporting captioned broadcast MXF files.
I tested dropping a MXF show and a MCC caption file into PP14/2020 and exported it with smart rendering to MXF and my 24 core usage cpu sits at 3% and it takes 10 minutes to export.

Now i drop the same show and captions into PP15 Beta and export it with 5% cpu usage in 42 seconds! This is essentially as fast as my 16Gbit Fibrechannel SAN can read and write the files.

This is an amazing improvement! For stations like ours that deal exclusively with MXF files for our broadcast servers this is a tremendous help to our workflow.

As for Adobe Sensei, you guys have knocked it out of the park so far. The accuracy and puncuation is outstanding. Even though it is beta I am already looking to transition our captioning workflow over to it.

Most of the editing and functionality issues have already been addressed by others so i don't have much else to add to that yet.

One curiosity though. We are using Blackmagic-Design I/O hardware in all of our edit suites. HD-SDI output to professional monitors/analyzers. Do you think there would ever be a possibility to have premiere output the embedded closed captioning stream through the SDI? That way we could see the monitor do the real decoding of the captions and ensure they are encoded and working properly? We have the ability to see all 608/708 captions and services in our equipment.

 

Thanks and keep up the great work!

 

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Is it possible to make a 'word' doc. of the transcribed text for a third party to check?

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Feb 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2021

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Not directly, but you can export to a text file and then copy/paste into word.Screen Shot 2021-02-15 at 6.07.15 PM.png

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Hello,

 

first of all, congrats! I'm so happy seeing an overhaul of captions and reintroducing transcribing audio into Premiere!

 

My question regarding captions is, is there any way to link the subtitle clip in the timeline to its video/audio clip? So when I move the video/audio clip o na timeline, the subtitles move with it too, without having to select them separately every time I move something?

 

And regarding transcribing, what is the recommended workflow with translators/editors/directors, who don't have premiere, but who have to correct the transcribed text? We use a website based tool for that in my work, which works great, and without some other easy and quick solution, not sure if we would use it in premiere at all.

Thank you!

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When reloading a project that has been transcribed but not had captions created, the panel jumps to the first caption every time a caption is corrected/amended. 

In addition, there is no option to add captions where the AI has missed transcribing, instead, you have to take a note of the time code and the transcription that was missed and create a caption manually after generating all the AI transcribed captions. 

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Is there an ability to import caption files other than SRT? Specifically .ITT or .CAP files? Thanks!

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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We currently support SCC, MCC, DXFP XML, and STL. (also embedded 608/708/Teletext/OP-47 Australia).

We do not currently support .ITT or .CAP files and they are on our feature request list.

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Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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v15.1.0.10 Feedback

 

1. Import from text file...: Thank you for adding the new "Export from text file..." options!  Now... what about the ability to bring corrected/formatted text back into Premiere?  I understand the programing to make this work is more complex than the exporting part, but it would be incredibly useful to be able to correct, format and even translate captions outside of Pr and then be able to import that information back in.

 

2. Transcription accuracy: It's quite good, and naturally seems to perform better in English.

1 Minute English video with background music =

1 spelling mistake - Pr wrote "It" instead of "I"

1 formatting mistake - Pr wrote

"I never wavered from that every day.

Veterinarians and their teams..."

instead of 

"I never wavered from that.

Every day veterinarians and their teams..." even though the italicized part is by another speaker (both female but with clearly different voices)

 

1:50 Minute Brazilian Portuguese video with background music =

7 bigger mistakes I won't write here since I imagine it wouldn't make any sense to most. 😉

 

3. Small gaps:  Converting my 1 minute English video auto transcription to captions resulted in 31 individual captions with randomly placed gaps between them:

12  1-frame gaps

2   3-frame gaps

1   4-frame gap

These tiny gaps are annoying to fix and they don't reflect actual pauses in the dialogue.  15 tiny gaps appearing amidst just 31 captions is a signal that something is wrong.  Please fix this so that gaps don't appear unless a pause is a minimum of X frames long.  A new Preferences window option that allows users to specify the threshold at which gaps are removed might do the trick: "Remove any gaps between captions that are up to [ ___insert number here___ ] frames"

Small gaps.jpg

 

4. Large gaps:  Converting my 1:50 min Portuguese video auto transcription to captions resulted in 33 captions, with a couple of larger gaps due to captions ending before the speaker actually finishes speaking:

Gaps

1  29-frame gap

1  39-frame gap

2   6-frame gaps

1   7-frame gap

 

4. Text display issues in Create Transcript window: When selecting a language in the Create Transcript window, 5 of the options don't display correctly, with one of the language name's characters appearing cut off or improperly drawn.  On my system, drawing issues occur with: English (English UK works fine), Hindi, Russian, Italian and Japanese.  Oddly, these issues only appear when selecting these languages.  The drop down list of options displays all of them perfectly.

Languages text display issue.jpg

 

5. Portuguese with a 'u': In the Create Transcription window, Portuguese is incorrectly written without a second 'u'.

Portuguese.jpg

 

6. Merge captions button no longer working: The button no longer works no matter what I try.  Nothing happens when I click on it, no matter which captions I have selected.

 

7. Delete text block now works logically:  Thank you for changing the way the 'Delete text block' context menu option works so that it makes more sense, completely deleting the caption from the Text window and the Timeline whenever the caption only has 1 text block.

 

8. Unintuitive access to EGP text formatting settings:  Accessing caption text formatting options in the EGP is very unintuitive since the settings only appear if the user selects a caption's text in the Program Monitor.  Selecting text in the Captions tab doesn't show any formatting options in the EGP.  This is illogical and unintuitive and should be fixed. 

 

9. Shift-select bug fixed: Thanks for fixing the bug that didn't allow shift-selecting a range of captions in the Captions tab whenever the first caption at the top was selected.

 

10. Button/tooltip renaming: Thank you for renaming the following buttons as I suggested.

  • Split Segment => Split Caption
  • Merge Transcript => Merge Captions

This will make it much more understandable to users!  While the function of the Add new captions segment is perfectly clear, it's unnecessarily verbose, which makes it more inconvenient for users to reference.  It also will bloat to any help files that refer to it with extra, unnecessary words.  That's why I continue to suggest the much more concise yet equally (if not more) understandable/relevant name of New Caption.

 

That's it for now.  Hope this new round of feedback helps!

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Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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As always, thanks for the excellent feedback.

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This most probably has been asked before, but is there a way to tell how many lines of subtitles the transcribing produces? It seems to only output one line at a time and I can't seem to find a way to change this to two lines. Also, I can't seem to merge any two subtitles either.

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HOLY HAND TOOL!!!

 

The Text window finally allows us to do what we've been able to do in After Effects for ages: click-hold a mouse's scroll wheel to temporarily invoke the Hand Tool.  Hurray!!!!

 

BUT...

This basic functionality ONLY works in the Text window!  What???

Francis, are you and the Pr team planning on adding this functionality to other areas of Pr where it makes perfect sense to have it? (i.e. Timeline, Source/Program Monitors, Project window, etc.)

 

I posted an official FR for this here: https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/42781670-give-the-mouse-scr...

...along with these charts to illustrate the large discrepancy in scroll wheel functionality between Pr and AE.

 

Scroll Wheel Functionality (Pr vs AE).jpg

Although this post veers off the topic of Captioning in Pr (my apologies), I felt it's worth pointing out the fact that the Text window finally provides a feature people have been requesting in other parts of Pr for ages.  It would truly be a shame if the Pr team left it at that and failed to provide this basic and much requested feature in all other areas that make sense (and where, quite frankly, it's needed much more than in the Text window)

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Feb 25, 2021 Feb 25, 2021

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small bug reports/feature requests :

 

Pr Pro Captions Beta - transcript ON A vs ON N'A
Pr Pro Captions Beta - transcript ON A vs ON N'A.png

 

this one is tricky in french, there's a spelling link between N and a vowel 
On a fait quelque chose (we did something)

vs

On n'a PAS fait quelque chose (we didn't do something)

 

One is positive, the other is negative ("PAS" = not), and many make this spelling mistake. good luck on training your model 🙂

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Pr Pro Captions Beta - descending letters

 

Annoying one I noticed, if you've got descending letters (pjqy…) the box will be calculated from the bottom of that tail.

On the bottom example, red, bad, I had no descending, which led to a few empty pixels under the box.

 

Pr Pro Captions Beta - descending letters.png

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