Open Captions - Italic tags <i>...</i> not recognized on two lines of text
When I import an .srt file with all some of the text italicized, I see <i>...</i> tags instead of italics in the burned-in subtitles.
When there is one line of text or one word tagged it comes out as italic.
When the whole sentence is marked as italic and it's on two lines, Premiere Pro doesn't recognize the tag and displays in in Regular font
with <i>...</i> tags.
In order to display italics on both lines of text in one subtitle, each line has to be tagged <i>...</i> separately.
Please, fix the error, so when a whole block of text on two lines is marked with only one tag <i>...</i> , Premiere will understand it has to be italics.
I'm managing a large subtitling project with over a hundred hours of translated text for public consumption. We need a professional tool to manage the subtitling and Premiere is the standard, so we're using Premiere. Because this is translating a foreign language into English, we need to show single words of italics to denote non-English words. We are having enormous problems with the captions function. It will import the .SRT accurately, but as soon as you start editing the captions the entire file will revert to regular text. Which means you lose all your changes and have to revert to another program to create an SRT, then re-import to Premiere. But good luck if you need to edit the subtitles again - then you will lose everything again. This is completely unworkable and not acceptable for a professional application since it's fundamental for this kind of work. Captions was updated but this problem is still there. Adobe, please fix this bug.
the dudes commented
New captions system, still the same annoyance. My SRTs already were UTF-8.
Premiere just can't fly. Very ****** to adapt 2000 lines by hand.
Ben King commented
In general the subtitle function in Premiere is not great - this bug really could do with updating as could the way we can edit subtitles and their position and styling.
I'd also like to see many other export formats like xml
Adobe Staff - Nate commented
How was the .srt file created? Can you send me a copy?
Possible workaround is to open in notepad and save with UTF-8 option.
Send it to https://www.facebook.com/PremiereNate