When you open Adobe Premiere Pro, you might not be able to see the Captions panel. How do you bring up the Captions panel? What settings does it provide for you? In this video, author Jeff Greenberg walks you through how to bring up the Captions Panel in Premiere Pro and points out the different options that it has.
- We're going to want to make a couple customizations to Premiere Pro, just to have an easier time, working with the captions panel and actually seeing the captions panel. So the first thing I'm going to want to do in Premiere is make sure my V2 track or whatever your captions are on, is tall enough that you can actually see the captions directly on the timeline. I'm going to double-click on one of the captions and it brings up the captions panel and if your captions panel, even if it's up here in the sort of upper quadrant, what's traditionally for the source monitor, I'm going to click and drag and hold it until it floats.
You can see it's kind of floating here, across this parallelogram. Sort of pyramid-looking shape. If I release here, it splits this window, this panel in half horizontally. I'm going to split it in half, vertically to the right. And I'm doing this because I really don't need my source information, but I'd like the panel to live on its own so I can easily get to access all this information about the caption panel while I'm working directly on the timeline. I'll also pull my timeline a bit wider, so we have an easier time seeing everything.
And then navigation here, all I have to do is click and then we've got the given caption loaded. But it's down on the timeline where you double-click to load that specific caption to be able to see where you're working in the captions panel. Since it's likely you're going to be working with captions a lot, it's a great idea for you to go up and build your own custom workspace, dedicated to closed captioning.
- Making closed captions and open captions
- Reviewing different transcription services
- Timing scripts to audio verbatim
- Importing and viewing captions
- Using the Captions panel in Adobe Premiere Pro
- Adjusting caption timing
- Creating a caption track
- Formatting captions
- Changing the caption format: 608, 708, and Open Captions
- Exporting the media with embedded captions