Is there a way to delete a captions track completely? I need to replace the existing captions with new ones but the transcript window still displays all the text even if I manually select all the captions and delete. There is no option to replace with a new srt file anywhere I can see.
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The answer to your question appears to be "no," you can't delete the transcript itself. But I think the other answer to your question is that you don't need to.
If you want to replace the transcript by retranscribing, just click the 3 dots in the transcript tab and pick retranscribe.
If you don't want to use the captions from the caption track you created from the transcript, just delete the caption track: right click on the caption track header in the timeline, and pick "delete track."
In the Text Panel, switch to the Captions tab if needed, and then pick either "Create new caption track" or "Import captions from file."
I'm an idiot and your a genius. The solution was what you said in right clicking in the playhead and deleting the entire caption track. I then simply reverted the captions pane to the saved layout and either retranscribe or import a new srt, which is exactly what I needed to do. I was simply overthinking the process and assumed there was some specific way to replace captions when in fact its easier to just start anew. Thank you so much.
You're welcome! I've found several things where I was overthinking and missing the new, obvious solution!
Hi. This is not true, at least now or, at least, with a new bug. If in a project i got various sequences, and in one of them i make a transcription, then i duplicate and i want a new transcription or a new caption track from an imported STR, i make what you said (delete the CC track) and the transcription in the panel remains. Not gone.
I think it is still the same, but it is also true - there is no option to delete a transcript. I did not word that response well. The workaround is to re-transcribe.
There are feature requests to add this:
Each of those has only one votes - now 2 with my upvotes.
If you see a feature requests with more votes, post it here.
Exactly. When you create a new sequence You cant transcribe a new audio. The only way I can do this is by creating new projects and open them inside the Main Project, which is the most annoying thing that i came across in Premiere.
I hope they solve this soon.
Argh! I've been given a project with 14 timelines of edits that are all transcribed. What I need to do is send half of all the shots to After Effects and work from them from there. Sending clips to After Effects is taking forever because it treats transcriptions as markers and it converts them for the whole video every time.
If there's no way to remove transcriptions, I'll waste hours of work on waiting for After Effects to process data that I don't need. This is terrible.
How are you sending to AE? What kind of transcript?What version of PR and AE?
I just did a "Replace with AE" on a clip that has a source transcript (in a sequence with captions) and I got no AE composition or layer markers. Well, I got one clip marker that makes no sense.....
I right click > Send to AE Composition. The transcript is of a very long take, so for each short clip it has to convert the transcript into a lot of marker points with the text. It's taking ages and it's super anoying.
Latest Premiere and AE.
Where is that transript data saved? I want to delete that file, purge the cache, whatever it takes. I need it gone.
The transcript data is in the Project File. And very integrated with numerous project elements. I don't think it would be possible to remove it and have the project work.
I don't see "Send to AE." What version of PR are you working in?
I assume you have clips in a timeline, each clip being part of a longer source clip. You right-click the clip in the timeline and ...? Or what?
What it actually says is "Replace with AE Composition"... It sends clips to AE to work on them with the dynamic link...
Nothing I do gets any layer or composition markers in AE. Source transcript, static transcript, single clip, multiple clips. Can you post a screenshot of what you see in PR and AE?
Here you can see what AE has to generate every time I send a clip to AE to edit it. This is what's taking forever. All the transcripts.
The screenshot is very helpful. Definitely not what I am getting.
Do you have any clips that are not transcribed?
If not, but you have the source clips, you can just create a new PR project, import one of them and leave it untranscribed. Then send that to AE.
They're all interviews, they transcribed them all while editing and I'm working on green screen now.
I tried creating a new project completely and then pasted the edit into a brand new sequence. It's still doing it.
It all has to be done by Monday, so I don't have time to wait for a fix. I already spent more than an hour of purely waiting on After Effects to convert this trancribed nonsense into markers. I calculated that I'll have to wait more than 4 more hours on waiting for AE while I click on clips and turn them into AE comps one by one.
It's just another way of Adobe getting in the way of my work. I've been working with Premiere / After Effects for some 20 years now. It's totally expected from this messy software, for most of the anoyances I'm not even trying to find a fix anymore...
Getting the job out is the name of the game. Painful.
Any solutions on what to do if "re-transcribe sequence" is grayed out and not selectable? My audio is in French but Premiere attempted to transcribe it in English and the transcript reads like a bad lip reading.
The new Text-based editing workflow has a learning curve, but you will find that some of the issues are very logical - but only once you get the basics sorted.
In your screenshot, in the bottom left of the Text panel/Transcript tab, you have "Follow active monitor" selected. I think that is best. And you can see that "Show Program Monitor Transcript" is active.
Also, in the 3 dot drop-down, you have "Generate static transcript" as an option.
All this means that you have a Source Media transcript. You can re-transcribe it by a) right-clicking the source that has been transcribed in the Project panel and picking ''re-transcribe", or b) double-clicking the asset in the timeline (it should open in the Source monitor, then switch to the Text panel and the Source monitor transcript should be active) 3 dots -> re-transcribe.
Your sequence shows 3 sources not transcribed. I assume those are the 3 audio tracks not part of the main clip. I assume there is an audio track with the main clip, but I don't see it.
If this doesn't work, let us know.
There is actually a scenario where you do need to delete a transcript.
I've been trying to bring in a sequence which another editor has been working on simultaneously as myself. Upon import, it of course duplicates a whole bunch of clips. I've been using the "Consolidate Duplicates" feature (which is separately very buggy; I've had to go through and 'replace' every file with the exact same file just to get Premiere to recognise that they are duplicates).
Back to this point though: Consolidate Duplicates breaks with transcribed files. To be able to consolidate them, there needs to be some functionality to remove the transcript first before attempting to consolidate duplicates.
I have a problem that similar but different...
I created the transcript and the captions from it, then made LOT's of changes to the captions (not the transcript).
the transcript doesn't change when you change the captions.. so the difference is great.
I was asked by the client to send them the subtitles in text format for review.
I will then need to import them back somehow and switch the old ones.
I cant transcribe back from the captions and there is no option to import the exported caption.... I don't know what to do...
Did you find a solution? We are in the same park
Nick, this is an important feature that PR is missing.
See my post, and other issues in this thread:
This is simple if you can get the person editing the text to keep the srt structure intact. But we all know that is not likely.
I don't recall if I addressed in that thread how to get a text only file. Just export the csv version and extract the text column.
Export SRT for the timecodes.
I would also take the edited text file and the original text file and do a compare in Word. If the edits have retained the caption structure, you can just make the edits in the srt.
In that post, where I talk about using Subtitle Edit to make a text file into an srt, note that SE will take the timecodes from your original SRT export for that import.