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Adding closed captions to your work

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Video: Adding closed captions to your work

As Closed Captioning can become such a huge benefit to viewers, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 allows editors to include them into their videos. First, let's make sure we can view our Closed Captioning. On the Program Monitor click on the panel dropdown, then go to Closed Captioning Display and choose to Enable. Now this is going to be off by default. So make sure you go in there and choose Enable, or you will not see your closed captioning. Let's get out of there.

Adding closed captions to your work

As Closed Captioning can become such a huge benefit to viewers, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 allows editors to include them into their videos. First, let's make sure we can view our Closed Captioning. On the Program Monitor click on the panel dropdown, then go to Closed Captioning Display and choose to Enable. Now this is going to be off by default. So make sure you go in there and choose Enable, or you will not see your closed captioning. Let's get out of there.

Now we're ready to add our files. Premiere Pro CS5.5 supports 608 and 708 closed captions through SCC and MCC file formats. When you're ready to add closed captioning to your video, you'll have to have your video transcribed by a closed captioning transcription service. You'll need them to deliver you a transcription in the SCC or MCC format. They will also need a lower limit of at least ten frames. Now that might not make much sense to you, but it's okay. The transcription service will know what the lower limit means.

I had this movie transcribed to the SCC format so I'll use that here. We're going to select our sequence, then go up to Sequence, go down to Closed Captioning and Attach File. We'll search for our Exercise Files and in Chapter 03, you'll see Travel_Podcast.scc; we'll click Open. As you can see already the closed captions are there. Let's scroll back a little bit. And if I highlight the Program Monitor and then press the Tilde key, we can go full frame.

Let's press Play. (video playing) As you can see by adding Closed Captioning support in Premiere Pro CS5.5, Adobe gives editors more tools to make videos more accessible.

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