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James Whittington
Closed Caption question.
on Jul 30, 2018 at 7:10:36 pm

I'm trying to do closed captions for a web video. It seems to me there are very little options to customize your captions. Can't change font, size, etc. It ends up looking like this...

My coworker asked if they could look more like this...

I can't seem to figure out how this was done. I know they're closed captions (not open captions) because they turn on and off when I turn the sound on and off. But I can't figure out how to duplicate this closed caption style in Premier.

Any ideas? Thanks!

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Brent Marginet
Re: Closed Caption question.
on Jul 31, 2018 at 1:41:07 am

That's correct there are practically no options with Closed Captions.
This was done on purpose to stop people from doing fancy stuff that would cause CC to be difficult to read.

The only way to get more options is to do them as Subtitles and then export a web friendly subtitle file.
I can't exactly remember all the formats that are available but the one I usually use is a WebVTT File.
It doesn't have a lot of options either but at least it doesn't look like the text in your first image.

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Andreas Kiel
Re: Closed Caption question.
on Aug 2, 2018 at 2:32:34 pm

Font and final position of Closed Caption are created by the player.
There is NO chance to influence behaviour!


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