When you receive the transcript of the media you sent over to the transcription service, you can now import it into Adobe Premiere Pro. How do you import and view your captions in Premiere? In this video, author Jeff Greenberg walks you through how to bring in your transcription files into Premiere Pro.
- We're gonna go ahead and import a closed caption file, and I want you to see both what Premiere can handle and then the way to tell inside of Premiere what closed caption track to actually turn on. So to do this, let's just take a look at this slide briefly. This is just the different formats that you may encounter with .SCC, the Scenarist Closed Caption file, or the MacCaption VANC being the two major ones that you'll encounter, but you can end up getting any of these and Premiere can handle them all pretty brilliantly. Taking a look at my system, I'm just gonna bring in some captions directly into Premiere.
I'm just gonna do this as a drag and drop to this folder. It's imported my captions. They happen to be for this PSA, and I'm just gonna drag them directly to the timeline. So a couple things we've gotta do, I'm gonna go ahead and just move to a different frame. I'm not seeing the closed captioning. We need to make sure it's on and know what kind of closed captioning it is. I'm gonna go full screen here, that's with the accent grave or tilde key, I'm gonna see all my metadata here. Now I've already added, off to the right, the caption track, but if it's not visible for you, you can right-click at the top and go to Metadata Display, and type in the word captions.
You'll need captions on to be able to see this. In this case I've got 608 on CC1. Here in Premiere, I'm gonna click on the wrench in the program monitor, I'm going to go to Closed Captions Display, make sure it's enabled, and then I'm gonna go to Settings. And under Settings, I need to make sure that the display settings match my closed captions. With this on, I should now be able to see my closed captions, and able to go ahead and play back watching them go.
- [Announcer] It's your finances, you want to go to the experts. - Cut your payments by 50-- - So your captions just exist as a track directly in Premiere Pro, and that means that you should probably put it up on a higher track, any time you want, you can enable or disable it, or turn on and off the eye icon.
- Making closed captions and open captions
- Reviewing different transcription services
- Timing scripts to audio verbatim
- Importing and viewing captions
- Navigating the Premiere Pro Caption panel
- Adjusting caption timing
- Creating a caption track
- Formatting captions
- Changing the caption format: 608, 708, and open captions
- Using the Transcriptive plugin to create subtitles
- Exporting the media with embedded captions