I'm trying to find a good workflow in PP 15.0 for my captioning needs. I have a few dozen source videos which all already have separate .srt files with captions. I want edit these videos and export it with a new .srt file of the edited video. I tried two workflow options but neither is ideal.
Option A: import all source video files and their .srt's directly into one sequence. Pro: After editing, I can export the video and a sidecar .srt file from the edit (which is my goal). Con: Editing is cumbersome, as the captions do not move with the videos, and do not seem to be able to link to the videos somehow. So, with each shift in the video files you have the shift the caption by the same amount.
Option B: Import each source video + srt file in a separate sequence, then import all these sequences into a master sequence where you edit everything. Pro: Much easier editing, as now the videos and srt's are 'grouped'. Con: It is a bit of extra work to first nest all the video files inside a separate sequence. But more importantly: it seem impossible to export the captions as .srt from the master sequence!
Am I missing something, or are these the limitations of the current solution? Any help appreciated!
I think this is a problem with the new caption system. Let me make sure I understand your goal.
There is no problem, and I think you are saying this, with working with one source file with .srt file associated with it. Cuts, moves, etc, work just fine (as long as you keep the caption track also targeted). And, therefore, .srt exported from the edited video is also okay.
But 2 characteristics of the new caption workflow create a problem as soon as you add a second video with a second srt associated with it. a) You can't get more than one Caption Track active at a time. b) You can't associate a Caption Track with a Video Track.
I'm thinking about workarounds, but they would be tedious.