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How to import subtitle file onto video track?

Community Beginner ,
Sep 24, 2022 Sep 24, 2022

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in Premiere Pro 2020, subtitle files get imported onto video tracks, so i can have the video on V1, and the subtitle file on V2, right on top.

 

However in the 2022 version, is that no longer possible? Subtitle files don't allow dragging onto video tracks anymore, but have their own section above video tracks, which is insanely anti user friendly

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Sep 24, 2022 Sep 24, 2022

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If the subtitles are a supported file format (SCC, MCC, XML, STL, SRT, DFXMP), use the "Import captions from file" button in the Captions tab under the Text tab.

"Import captions from file" button in the Captions tab under the Text tab."Import captions from file" button in the Captions tab under the Text tab.

 

You should then see a Captions Track(C1) above the Video Tracks (V1, V2, V3) and Audio Tracks (A1, A2, A3) in the Timeline.

C1 Captions Track above the Video Tracks and Audio TracksC1 Captions Track above the Video Tracks and Audio Tracks

 

 

For more information on working with captions/subtitles in Premiere Pro:

Captions workflow in Premiere Pro | Adobe

 

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Sep 28, 2022 Sep 28, 2022

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hey thanks for the reply, yes I understand all that, but is it no longer possible to place a subtitles file on a video track like in previous versions?

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Sep 28, 2022 Sep 28, 2022

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The old Captions workflow has been replaced.

 

If you have a folder of rendered TIFF files (or other graphics format used for rendered subtitles) along with a time index file of when they should be superimposed in Video Track 2 or higher, I'm not sure there's a solution for that in Premiere Pro (DVD Studio Pro had an option for this).  Although, there might be a script out there that does this.

 

 

 

 

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> is it no longer possible to place a subtitles file on a video track like in previous versions?

 

No, not as captions/subtitles. See the link Warren provided; once you adapt to the new workflow, it is not so bad.

 

BUT there are important differences and limitations. See this thread for a discussion and some workarounds:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro-discussions/faq-workaround-nesting-to-apply-effect-contr...

 

There is active work in the public Beta that I think will lead to an easier workflow from captions to graphics text (i.e. captions on a video track) and vice versa. But it is not there yet.

 

Stan

 

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