I have started a new TikTok channel and I would like to caption my reels. But I'm not very good at spelling or punctuation, I also want to write in Danish, and Adobe Premiere isn't very good at that yet.
I have good experience with auto transcription etc. in Premiere, So you don't need to tell me how it works.. But I'm looking for your experiences with "sending video and text" to an external person who spells well, who can cleanly write the texts, and send them back to me.
How are you doing?
I should probably just say that I expect to have to make 3-7 reels a week, every week, so I am obviously looking for the most efficient solution
Yes, as Ann says, mp4 with current captions burned in for them to work from.
The most efficient method for you is to get back SRT that you can just import to PR. The external person must either work in SRT and avoid changing any timecodes, adding extra empty lines, etc, or in text that you can easily convert to SRT with the original timecodes.
You can export your captions as SRT but also as a CSV that you can manipulate in Excel.
I would try the SRT method first.
You might use something like this as a tutorial for the external person:
The format of this document must be kept as is. You will be changing only the captions text.
The document looks like this:
00:00:05,042 --> 00:00:07,042
Caption Text 1
00:00:12,000 --> 00:00:14,000
Caption Text 2
The numbers (1, 2, etc) are the caption number. Do not delete or change them.
The timecode must be left exactly as it is.
You can edit the caption text, and make it more than one line, but do NOT add any empty lines.
There is exactly one empty line between the caption text and the next caption number.
If you want only one line captions, then change that instruction line to:
You can edit the caption text, but keep the captions on line, and do NOT add any empty lines.
If the "edit SRT" does not work, we can explore other options.