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Zach Prewitt
Unable to retain changes to SRT formatting in Caption tab
on Feb 17, 2018 at 6:34:21 pm

I recently ripped a bluray movie from my library, converted the sub file to SRT and imported the srt and the video into Premiere.

I set up my sequence and dragged the newly created caption file onto the timeline over the video. In the captions tab, I selected all lines of dialogue and applied the changes I wanted (in this case: color, font, size, background color). The changes went through fine.

The problem is, as soon as I click away from that sequence and then go back in, the changes are gone.

Just curious if anyone has a workaround for this issue.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Unable to retain changes to SRT formatting in Caption tab
on Feb 18, 2018 at 2:48:40 am

Considering you can't change the technical specifications of this kind of file, I'm not surprised your changes didn't work.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Bouke Vahl
Re: Unable to retain changes to SRT formatting in Caption tab
on Feb 18, 2018 at 9:38:44 am

I very much doubt there are 'official' specifications.
SRT is SubRip, the Rip sorta kinda gives it away, it started out as a hackers format.
Now, 'some' software will accept more metadata than other.
Metadata is inside the text in HTML style. It can set font, font style, font color, title position etc.
But I have no clue what Premiere will or will not honour.

Next, do NOT talk about 'captions' when you mean 'subtitles'. Those are two VERY different things.

To have full control, you could use my Subbits and render out to (editable) PNG files.
Have a look here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcKOZAkhRRM

Bouke
http://www.videotoolshed.com


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Andreas Kiel
Re: Unable to retain changes to SRT formatting in Caption tab
on Feb 19, 2018 at 6:20:36 pm

Another option:

https://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/3/1002532

Spherico
http://www.spherico.com/filmtools

"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby
become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will
also gaze into thee." - Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil


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Zach Prewitt
Re: Unable to retain changes to SRT formatting in Caption tab
on Feb 19, 2018 at 7:15:50 pm

Cool! I'll check this out. Thanks for the rec :)


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