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John Riker
Open Captions and import
on Sep 22, 2016 at 3:26:52 pm

I see Premiere Pro CC 2015.3 has an Open Captions options. Is there anyway to import a SRT file or otherwise into the project instead of manually creating the subs? Thinking no as haven't seen any reference to them.

Thoughts?

Thanks.

JR


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James Brooks
Re: Open Captions and import
on Sep 22, 2016 at 4:33:37 pm
Last Edited By James Brooks on Sep 22, 2016 at 4:34:09 pm

Hi JR

It might be easier to use http://www.convertcc.com/ to convert the SRT to either SCC or MCC and import that. The service is currently free ;)

Cheers, James

http://www.drastic.tv


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John Riker
Re: Open Captions and import
on Sep 22, 2016 at 6:37:54 pm

Thanks for the reply. Those are more closed caption files than subtitles correct? So would come in as closed caption and be in the black box with the white text with the limited font capabilities?

Thanks.

JR


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James Brooks
Re: Open Captions and import
on Sep 22, 2016 at 6:43:06 pm

Hi JR

This would me more for getting them into Premiere to edit them and output them as captions in the output file. You can select 'Burn in captions' in the output dialog, but I don't think it will put the black box around them, but I am not sure

Cheers, James

http://www.drastic.tv


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Peter Garaway
Re: Open Captions and import
on Oct 6, 2016 at 9:03:32 pm

Hi John,

You can import Open Captions in XML and SRT files or as you mentioned, create new Open Captions manually.

Let me know if you have any issues.

Best,

Peter Garaway
Adobe
Premiere Pro


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Matthew Ross
Re: Open Captions and import
on Nov 2, 2016 at 6:04:05 pm

Is there any way to change the resolution an SRT on import into Premiere? Every SRT I import comes in as 720x480, which doesn't fit my 1080p project. And so far I can find no way to specify 1920x1080, either upon import or once it's already imported (like right-clicking and choosing Modify...).

With the release of CC 2017 I was excited that we now seem to have all the tools we need to get subtitles looking exactly as we want them, but since we receive our translations from a service that supplies us with SRTs, so far even with the release of CC 2017, we still don't seem to be quite there since they all come in at the wrong resolution.



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Trevor Asquerthian
Re: Open Captions and import
on Jan 30, 2018 at 9:05:03 am

This is still the case it seems (i.e. SRT file has no resolution or frame rate indication, yet PPro always imports as 720x480 D1 pixel 1000fps). The 1000 fps may make sense as the accuracy of the timing is given in milliseconds, but the frame size and pixel ratio seem stuck in DVD land.



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Bouke Vahl
Re: Open Captions and import
on Jan 30, 2018 at 9:16:51 am

well, my trick is to use Subbits, and import SRT.
https://www.videotoolshed.com/product/subbits-subtitler/

Then, export to (editable) PNG file for Premiere (and back if needed.)






Bouke
http://www.videotoolshed.com


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Matthew Ross
Re: Open Captions and import
on Jan 30, 2018 at 1:47:29 pm

With the last few versions (can't remember exactly which version received the fix), once you have the SRT imported, you can right-click on it in your Project Window, choose Modify... then Captions, and there you can change frame size, frame rate, and pixel aspect.

The issue I'm still seeing with the Open Captions module is that with some fonts, as soon as I change the Edge feature to anything other than zero, the subtitles disappear completely. Change the edge back to zero and they come back. It's only with some fonts, but unfortunately for me, they're the fonts the clients are asking for.



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Andreas Kiel
Re: Open Captions and import
on Feb 1, 2018 at 6:13:17 pm

Another option would be to use my premiereTitles.
It allows to convert SRT to Premiere Essential Graphic Titles and vice versa.
You can pre-define size, color, outline and shadow settings.

Download the beta here:
http://www.spherico.com/filmtools/TitleExchange/PTI/pti.dmg

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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Simon Ubsdell
Re: Open Captions and import
on Feb 19, 2018 at 5:14:17 pm

[Andreas Kiel] "Another option would be to use my premiereTitles.
It allows to convert SRT to Premiere Essential Graphic Titles and vice versa."


I just wanted to add that I have been using premiereTitles for some time now with great success.

Like everything Andreas creates it's very well-thought and very flexible. To my mind it's the best way (that I know of) for working with subtitles in Premiere.

I can't recommend it enough.

Simon Ubsdell
tokyo productions
hawaiki


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