• Global community
    • Language:
      • Deutsch
      • English
      • Español
      • Français
      • Português
  • 日本語コミュニティ
    Dedicated community for Japanese speakers
  • 한국 커뮤니티
    Dedicated community for Korean speakers

Caption panel text position

Community Beginner ,
Aug 02, 2023 Aug 02, 2023

Copy link to clipboard


There is no way to left justify text and keep it horizontally centered inherently in the captions panel. A user must adjust the bounding box width for each text event. Adjusting the bounding box for each text event is very time consuming since not all bounding boxes will be the same width depending on how much text is inside each text event.
In the below screen shots, I have set the bounding box to within 4x3 title safe and the 2 text events could not use the same box using a track style preset because they look very different depending on how much text is in each event.

Screenshot 2023-08-01 at 8.20.47 PM.png


Screenshot 2023-08-01 at 8.21.00 PM.png

This request was specific to 608/708 captions and because 608 and 708 captions are used for broadcast, there should be some standardization in the way they can be formatted. Also, any adjustments to the bounding box results in QT embedded files with incorrect positioning that do not match what is displayed in Premiere. See embedded export screen grab below. This is directly out of Premiere and not using a third party software to embed. 

Screenshot 2023-08-01 at 8.34.37 PM.png


If some standardization were inherent to the 608/708 caption track settings for position, Premiere would be a great alternative to MacCaptions and similar captioning software. Telestream is not supporting MacCaptions anymore and many broadcast distributers and looking for a replacement. If the bugs can be smoothed out for the QT embed / .scc sidecar export, Premiere would be an all-encompassing solution for 608/708 captions. Thanks.

Bug Unresolved
Export , User experience or interface






Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
no replies

Have something to add?

Join the conversation