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I am importing an mxf file that has closed captioning but the caption stream is not showing up in premiere pro. I can see it in VLC. The stream info says "Codec: EIA-608 subtitles (c608), Description: Closed captions 1, Type: subtitle". The subtitle track can then be turned on in VLC. In Switch under the inspector it shows "Format: CEA-608/708 Closed Captions" so i know the caption streams are in the file but premiere doesn't seem to be decoding them. When I right click on file in the project window and go to modify, captions is grey out. I did turn on "Include captions on import" in the preferences. Any help is greatly appreciated.
What specific dot version of PR?
Please post a screenshot of the file using Media Info in tree view.
Version 12.1.2 (build 69)
I've successfully imported an mxf file with an embed using that version.
I have not been successful viewing an mxf embed in VLC, so wondering how you did that. I can only get it using a sidecar file. So mediainfo is a way to confirm the embed.
screenshot showing no caption streams in premiere
info and captioning from vlc
In regards to the comment "I have not been successful viewing an mxf embed in VLC, so wondering how you did that". I just go to Subtitles/Subtitle Track and enable closed captions from there. The mxf file with captioning is coming from Grass Valley iTX.
here is video info from a different mxf file with both 608 and 708 captions created in premiere for a comparison.
Shared a file with one 708 and 608 streams. Caption does not import with 2018.1.2.
No clue. Doing some additional tests.
A 2 stream mxf similar to yours (1 608; 1 708) exported from PR imported with both streams to PR. Oddly, that file in Media Info shows only the 708 stream.
I'd log this as a bug; something is not working as it should for mxf embedded caption import.
The only difference I can see as far as captioning in the file from Grass Valley and the file made in Premiere is the muxing mode. The Grass Valley files has muxing mode of A/53 / DTVCC Transport whereas the Premiere files has Ancillary data/CDP. Dont know if this could be a problem or something about the way Grass valley writes cc to the file that Premiere cant read properly. Anyway hopefully they can come up with a fix on upcoming versions. Thanks for looking into this for me. Much appreciated.
You're welcome. Thanks for being so responsive!
I have not had a chance to log this as a bug. I took a look, and I do not see any regarding import of files with embedded captions.
File bugs (and feature requests) here:
This is still an On-Going Issue..... I am using the latest Premiere Pro version 13.1.5 and it still does not decode
EIA-608/708 A/53 / DTVCC Transport
I use Professional Broadcast Playout software and the CC is present there as well as VLC and MediaInfo.
Only the Software that does not recognize the CC is Premiere.