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TIMECODE Format conversion: TXT to SRT in a Captions file?

New Here ,
Jun 24, 2023 Jun 24, 2023

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I have an edit of 30 mins long; 500 PremierPro generated (then manual proofread corrected) Caption lines.
Unfortunately I didnt realise the IMPORT of captions/transcript needs to be SRT format aand I EXPORTED as TXT format to my translation colleague.
He did his job fine but returned to me in a format where the timecode is as I sent it out (TXT) not the correct import format (SRT). English -->Vietnamese.

The problem is not just TXT to SRT file format but the timecode differences in format.
NB. NONE of the online translation Ai services are as accurate as the human version so I cannot use them Ive tried.

With the Captions in there is there any way to process the file (in SRT with wrong timecode format)  to an SRT with CORRECT timecode format (captions included under each timecode line):

Current SRT file timecode format:
00:00:15:05 - 00:00:15:22
caption text sits here

Desire PremPro required SRT format:  
1
00:00:15,181 --> 00:00:15,749

caption text sits here

Its Vietnamese from English so its not even a built-in yet in PremPro - though that would need manual tweaking anyway.
thnx
Ivon

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Jun 25, 2023 Jun 25, 2023

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Three ideas:

1 Write yourself a MS Word macro to convert the  file.

2 There are freeware srt converters available

3 I often find the site https://en.editingtools.io/subtitles/ useful

 

 

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Dec 26, 2023 Dec 26, 2023

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Hi, may I know how you solve this problem at the end? Bcs I'm facing the same problem as you :'(

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Dec 26, 2023 Dec 26, 2023

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manually adjusting the timecode is probably the fastest way to go...    You can do it in Premiere or use   Stan Jones is the caption expert here so maybe he can speak up...        Wondering if there could be an issue with the timebase (frame rate) of the subtitle file.    This is a very useful tool to adjust any parameters

https://www.nikse.dk/subtitleedit/online

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Dec 26, 2023 Dec 26, 2023

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And if you've still got the subtitle track in Premiere, importing the new subtitle file to a new subtitle track, should make adjusting the duration of the subtitles (which seems to be the issue in the example you posted) very quick.

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