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Open Captions: Captions won't position lower (than 93,4%)?

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Jun 08, 2017

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Hello,

I'm trying to position my open captions but for some reason, the lowest the font will go is 93,4% (vertical) - no matter how much I drag or write it to eg. 94%, 95% or 96%..

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Which is odd, because in the first video I did captions for, I was able to drag the subtitles as low as I wanted - hence, there shouldn't be no limit as to how low I can position the subtitles. This is now the second video that won't position the captions beneath 93,4%.

How can I position my open captions lower?

Could someone help me out with this problem? Would really appreciate it. Googling hasn't helped

The version of Premiere Pro I am using is CC 2017 and I am using Open Captions for 23,076fps and 1920 x 1080 (just like my video frames).

THANK YOU!

Hi Aleksandraok,

I'm trying to position my open captions but for some reason, the lowest the font will go is 93,4% (vertical) - no matter how much I drag or write it to eg. 94%, 95% or 96%..

The %age value describes the position within the “Caption Area” (10% of the weight/height of it is a “Caption-free border”, so we use the inner 80% of the Video frame). The positioning is calculated “pixel-precise” internally, so typing 30% may result to something like 29.88%.

And 93.4% in your case for typing 100%.

Thanks,

Kulpreet Singh

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Open Captions: Captions won't position lower (than 93,4%)?

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Hello,

I'm trying to position my open captions but for some reason, the lowest the font will go is 93,4% (vertical) - no matter how much I drag or write it to eg. 94%, 95% or 96%..

Screen Shot 2017-06-08 at 18.34.45.png

Which is odd, because in the first video I did captions for, I was able to drag the subtitles as low as I wanted - hence, there shouldn't be no limit as to how low I can position the subtitles. This is now the second video that won't position the captions beneath 93,4%.

How can I position my open captions lower?

Could someone help me out with this problem? Would really appreciate it. Googling hasn't helped

The version of Premiere Pro I am using is CC 2017 and I am using Open Captions for 23,076fps and 1920 x 1080 (just like my video frames).

THANK YOU!

Hi Aleksandraok,

I'm trying to position my open captions but for some reason, the lowest the font will go is 93,4% (vertical) - no matter how much I drag or write it to eg. 94%, 95% or 96%..

The %age value describes the position within the “Caption Area” (10% of the weight/height of it is a “Caption-free border”, so we use the inner 80% of the Video frame). The positioning is calculated “pixel-precise” internally, so typing 30% may result to something like 29.88%.

And 93.4% in your case for typing 100%.

Thanks,

Kulpreet Singh

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I too would like to chime in and ask why we can't position the open captions lower than 93.4%.

I have a film that I've applied a 2.40:1 mask on and I'd like to display the subtitles in a different language in this area.

Also, the captioning has crashed the latest Premiere update a couple of times.

Love to hear the explanation as to why this feature is buggy.

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Hi Aleksandraok,

I'm trying to position my open captions but for some reason, the lowest the font will go is 93,4% (vertical) - no matter how much I drag or write it to eg. 94%, 95% or 96%..

The %age value describes the position within the “Caption Area” (10% of the weight/height of it is a “Caption-free border”, so we use the inner 80% of the Video frame). The positioning is calculated “pixel-precise” internally, so typing 30% may result to something like 29.88%.

And 93.4% in your case for typing 100%.

Thanks,

Kulpreet Singh

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Sep 14, 2017

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You can use the effects settings on the layer containing the captions. Just offset the anchor point of the layer! Done°

Hope this helps…

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Nov 04, 2017

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Thanks! I'm a beginner here and I couldn't work it out. That was ridiculously easy!

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Sep 28, 2019

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Can you be more specific please?

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Nov 07, 2019

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This worked for me, THANKYOUUU

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May 03, 2020

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Thanks for this simple, but very helpful answer.

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Apr 30, 2018

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This is incredibly annoying! Can the captions please be changed so we can type in pixel positions instead of a percentage? The way it currently is doesn't work.

The captions in our film are being displayed at different heights in the frame, some will max out at 79%, others at 81% so the subs seem to jump up and down in position. We need to be able to set the pixel height for one subtitle and to be able to copy it throughout in a couple of clicks. I'm not going to go animating the position of each subtitle so that it sits at the same height as the others, that's a real pain in the ass.

Also, the subtitles/captions don't snap to frames, so when trying to drag out the duration of them they have a tendency to overlap or leave blank frames. It's a really slow process to get these set out perfectly. Captions are a great addition to Premiere, but they need some work yet...

Before you mention it, I'm not going to re-write this as a bug and submit it as those always fall on deaf ears.

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Aug 05, 2020

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I'm having this issue as well. Captions in the same layer are sitting at different heights, some will only go to 79%, others to 82% and it's really, really difficult to make them consistent. All of the visible settings are identical.

 

Why can't we select all captions and make design changes to them all? Why do settings drop away? Why do some captions have different % limits than other captions which are in the same file and have the same settings?

 

Why is the caption editor just so damned awful??? This is basic, Microsoft Word level formatting and it's ridiculously difficult in Premiere.

 

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Aug 06, 2020

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The caption tool was originally designed for closed captions, and even open captions follow some rules. They are "text" not word processor creatures, and yes, very frustrating. And that is before bugs get into the picture.

 

The y value/height varies based on font size, number of lines in the caption, and line spacing value - and maybe more. You can change all captions at once (use shift-click in the Caption Panel). Use the 9 box grid to set position. The bottom of the background box will be consistent, and the rest of the box adjusts per other settings.

 

See the correct answer in this thread for more info.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro/open-captions-captions-won-t-position-lower-than-93-4/m-...

 

Stan

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Sep 19, 2018

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It's easier than them make it seem, just select the captions in your editing and then just go to the effect control and change the "Y" value... I know, it's a bit late for this answer...

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Mar 04, 2019

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This works if you want to have burned in captions, but I'm looking to export mine to an SRT file, in which case adjusting the position in the Effects panel is not helpful.

Why is there an arbitrary limit on positioning set by Premiere? Give user more control! This coupled with the lack of kerning, line spacing for double rows – it's like pulling teeth. Miserable.

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Sep 28, 2019

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You can help me?

I tried other techniques and failed.

Can you be more specific?

What i have to exactly in  order to get the captions in black border?

Thanks.

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