Import transcript to sync within Premiere Pro?

Community Beginner ,
Nov 04, 2021 Nov 04, 2021

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I have a transcript of a video but not a .srt. So I don't have any timings with the text. Is there a way to import the document or just copy and paste the text and have Adobe Premiere sync it to the video? It seems like all of the necessary tools are in place to do this. It would be an awesome feature. Without it, I'll use YouTube to sync, download the .srt, and then import that into Premiere.

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It might be easier just to have Premiere write the captions and export the SRT.

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It might be, but I was given a transcript for an existing video. Someone else has done the work of transcribing the video for another purpose. And because I can be confident in the accuracy of the transcription, it would save time to not have to proof and correct the autotranscription from Premiere.

 

In addition, anyone recording talent using prompter will have the text even before recording. Again, it would time and effort in proof reading and correcting text if I can sync accurate text that already exists.

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I think Youtube is the way to go. It will accept untimed text and give the ability to download a timed srt. I forget about that option.

 

For what its worth, the alternative in PR would be to transcribe the video to get timings on the timeline. Then create a srt with abritrary timings from your transcript using something like Subtitle Edit. Then add it as a second caption track and modify the timings.

 

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