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Now in Beta: Introducing Text-Based Editing in Premiere Pro

Adobe Employee ,
Feb 03, 2023 Feb 03, 2023

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I am pleased to introduce you to Text-Based Editing in Premiere Pro (Beta), which makes assembling a rough cut as simple as editing a Word document. Transcribe your footage upon import, search for key moments, cut and paste sentences, and watch the clips in your timeline follow your edits.

 

We’ve been working hard on Text-Based Editing, and we want your feedback.

 

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How Does Text-Based Editing Work?

Text-Based Editing is available in the Premiere Pro (Beta) which you can download and install separately from the current Premiere Pro release.

 

Because Text-Based Editing is a new way of working in Premiere Pro (Beta), we have created a Text-Based Editing Workspace which provides more screen real estate for the Text Panel and places the Source Monitor and Program Monitor in the same window.

 

Watch this tutorial to learn how to:

  • Transcribe your footage for Text-Based Editing
  • Set up the Text-Based Editing Workspace
  • Search for key moments
  • Do 3-Point Editing (Insert content from Source to Sequence)
  • Do Sequence Editing
  • Change font size and look for pauses

 

 

We want to hear from you!

You can provide your comments below, but we would also love to fill out this survey. Please share this post with your colleagues or friends so we can improve Text-Based Editing before launch.

 

Use these familiar keyboard shortcuts to edit your video in the Text Panel

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Community Expert ,
Feb 06, 2023 Feb 06, 2023

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@TeresaDemel,

 

I was already finding my way through the newest tweaks. Very, very nice.

 

A few quirks, but several earlier bugs are all sorted, and this really is a game-changer.

 

So far I like the Workspace you used in the first tutorials (left to right, Transcript tab, Source Monitor, Program Monitor). I was not a 3-point editing type, and maybe that's because I keep playing with it.

 

Stan

 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 07, 2023 Feb 07, 2023

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LOVE IT!

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 13, 2023 Feb 13, 2023

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Will there be anyway to invite other collaborators online to do text edits (not within premiere) - e.g. within frame.io or another web based review/text editor?
This would be huge as producers, clients, directors often want to do the script/interview text edits and send those to the editor

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Explorer ,
Feb 26, 2023 Feb 26, 2023

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Amazing! Really looking forward to seeing this in the release version.

 

I wish I could add multiple search results to a sequence without selecting them individually. For example, if I searched for the word "devotion" in your demo, I would like to press a button and add all the instances to the timeline without having to select each one manually.

 

I spend a lot of time on commericals creating stringouts so producers can compare different takes. However, adding this feature, what would typically take me hours could be done in less than a minute!

 

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Engaged ,
Feb 26, 2023 Feb 26, 2023

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Been testing out this morning and I can't edit speaker names even when on the source clip. It will show the edit dialog for about 3 seconds and then it dissapears. 

 

https://youtu.be/vmI8hjBQr7M

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Engaged ,
Feb 28, 2023 Feb 28, 2023

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Ok I have been test running this on a job where I shot mutl- camera... When editing a transcript in the seqeunce view sometimes a simple edit will create a bunch of duplicate text in that text block. Something is getting messed up when premiere tries to go back and apply the edit to the source clip which is now two nests deep. (Host sequence->Multi-Cam Sequence->Source clip)

 

Steps:

 

1. Import media...and have premiere generate clip transcriptions

2. Sync Multi-camera

3. Place multi-camera sequence in an edit timeline

4. Edit transcription in text video in seqeunce mode.

5. Werid stuff happens. 

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Community Expert ,
Feb 28, 2023 Feb 28, 2023

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Are you seeing something like in this thread?

https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro-beta-bugs/caption-editing-inserts-a-massive-amount-of-ra...

 

If so, it's a bug that is fixed in build 41 or newer.

 

Stan

 

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Engaged ,
Feb 28, 2023 Feb 28, 2023

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It's not quite like that and I'm on build 49. It doesn't insert random characters it inserts like paragraphs of text that is already present. Usually the next two to three sentences. 

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Mar 05, 2023 Mar 05, 2023

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Amazing feature, I wish more languages were available for transcription (especially Arabic in my case).

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 19, 2023 Mar 19, 2023

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Hi @TeresaDemel thanks for this post!

I am using this feature on a project I put aside for the past 12 months. Before putting it aside, I was using regular PP (not Beta) and I created transcipts of all of the interviews I have. Now I have re-opened the project, but in beta in order to have access to the text-based editing feature.

On your tutorial, I see that you are working from the source monitor to select the portions of clips from the transcript window and then insert it into the timeline. It works great that way.

On some other tutorials I saw that they were working from the timeline where they imported the whole internview and make selection between transcript window onto the timeline/sequence window. Meanign that when they highlight in the transcript window, it bring in and out point into the sequence. Though it isn't bringing in and out point into the timeline for me when highlithing in transcripts. Why?

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Naima,

 

Be sure you have selected the icon "Automatically set in/out points" (the 2 curly brackets: {}). It is very hard to see whether it is set or not. Even when unselected, the brackets look lit up. The sign that it is selected is that the background around it is greyer than the rest of the background.

 

But if it is ON, then as soon as you select text in the transcript, you will see in/out highlights appear in the Timeline, Program Monitor, and Source Monitor.

 

BTW, I prefer their "old" text editing workspace which shows both Source and Program Monitor rather than collapsing them in one panel. See the image in my post here:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro-beta-discussions/text-panel-enhancements-part-2-assemble...

 

If the "other" tutorials you are looking at are the "old" ones, linked in the top of that thread I linked to - the Assemble Rough cuts original tutorials - the UI interface has changed A LOT. It makes it hard to follow.

 

They are making great progress on this workflow.

 

Stan

 

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