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Premiere CC Open Captions - Poor rendering (aliasing)

Community Beginner ,
Jun 12, 2017

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Hi

I'm creating open captions (burned in) on a project in premiere pro CC. I am finding it hard to display text that looks nice visually as the text has very jagged edges. Are there no aliasing options like there are for titles ? The lack of options seems crazy. I tried using a blur effect to soften the text but this seems to behave a bit weirdly, there is a threshold before the blur has any effect at all and then it is too strong.

Someone suggested creating the subtitles at twice the size, and although this is a bit of an odd work around for something so basic, my captions are all done and I can no longer change the format size (the reason why this limitation is in place is beyond me)

Anyone have a good work around for making premiere captions nice and smooth (the same way any other program less than 25 years old can...)?

thanks!!

Hi, I've run into the same problem today.

Try this to see if it helps:

right click in project manager on the caption file, go to modify > interpret footage.

Under Alpha Channel, select "Conform Alpha Premultiplication" to: and check "Premultiplied Alpha"

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Aljosa

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Premiere CC Open Captions - Poor rendering (aliasing)

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Jun 12, 2017

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Hi

I'm creating open captions (burned in) on a project in premiere pro CC. I am finding it hard to display text that looks nice visually as the text has very jagged edges. Are there no aliasing options like there are for titles ? The lack of options seems crazy. I tried using a blur effect to soften the text but this seems to behave a bit weirdly, there is a threshold before the blur has any effect at all and then it is too strong.

Someone suggested creating the subtitles at twice the size, and although this is a bit of an odd work around for something so basic, my captions are all done and I can no longer change the format size (the reason why this limitation is in place is beyond me)

Anyone have a good work around for making premiere captions nice and smooth (the same way any other program less than 25 years old can...)?

thanks!!

Hi, I've run into the same problem today.

Try this to see if it helps:

right click in project manager on the caption file, go to modify > interpret footage.

Under Alpha Channel, select "Conform Alpha Premultiplication" to: and check "Premultiplied Alpha"

Regards,

Aljosa

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 08, 2017

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Same problem here. The open captions look fine in the preview, but terrible after rendering.  I tried different fonts, no difference. Will redo it with after effects manually. Man, wtf, really.

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Sep 08, 2017

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Hey,

I found an answer to this.

What you need to do is add your subs to the timeline, then right click. From the menu, choose 'Scale to frame size'2017-09-08 12_19_11-Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 - X__YouTube Channel_Brand_Brand Vision_Brand Vision..png

This will now make the text really smooth and you can then use the Captions panel to change font size, typeface etc.

To apply the changes to all the captions, right click on one of the captions and choose 'select all'.

2017-09-08 12_20_04-Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 - X__YouTube Channel_Brand_Brand Vision_Brand Vision..png

Cheers,

Col

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Feb 05, 2018

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Nothing changed for me by doing this... still kinda crapy display. also I wanted to soften or even reduce the opacity of the edges but It just lack the controls or doesn't let me do it.

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Feb 12, 2018

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This for sure isn't helpful but I gave up on premiere for this and continue to add everything concerning text-layers in after effects.

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Jan 28, 2019

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Hi, I've run into the same problem today.

Try this to see if it helps:

right click in project manager on the caption file, go to modify > interpret footage.

Under Alpha Channel, select "Conform Alpha Premultiplication" to: and check "Premultiplied Alpha"

Regards,

Aljosa

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Jan 28, 2019

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Thank you so much. This worked for me!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 30, 2019

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This seems promising, as I suspect an issue on how the text is interpreted against the caption background, even if transparent. But in my test, I did not see any difference. What font are you using?

My .srt is a simple one, properties matching the video sample. I used regular PR text (Essential Graphics), matched for font, style, size, color (Arial, Regular, 50, White). The caption is on a black background, but the video background lets it all stand out. Instead of "fit," I set the program monitor to 400% (otherwise full resolution), and I can easily see the greater antialiasing for the Caption text compared to EG. The EG antialiasing is fine and even; the caption antialising is uneven and abrupt in places.

Exported to H.264 with captions burned in. The appearance is the same as the preview. The differences is not apparent without zooming in, but visible on close inspection even at 100%.

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Apr 17, 2019

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Hi, Have tried this and unfortunately the text in the export is still the same! (attached below). This is an animated video which will be shown on a big screen, surprised something so basic such as captions are turning like this, any leads please? : My settings below, thanks in advance!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 18, 2019

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See another workaround here:

Re: Captions Text Poor Quality

If nothing works, I see no good alternative but to use regular text (not the caption tool).

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Jan 14, 2020

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Just discovered that this only works, if you have an "edge" of 1px. Smooth text, but with a red stroke. Then I just changed the color of the stroke to the main text color I wanted.

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Jul 10, 2020

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You are a hero! Not only did it anti-alias for me, but it also aligned my texts centered in the bar! I had a difficult time searching on how to center the texts vertically and setting Edge to 1 worked. The only caveat is that it removed font weight for me and had to adjust Edge to simulate a bold weight. But that's load better than ugly pixelized captions. Cheers!

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Aug 19, 2020

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Found the answer to this - keep the scale of your captions the same, trying to rescale them causes the poor quality. Instead, go into the captions editor and change the font size. This retains the quality whilst increasing the size of the captions, they look pretty crisp.

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