Copy/paste, select multiple, move multiple captions as if working with clips in timeline
it would be great if you could work with captions as you do with clips of footage in the timeline. Copy/paste, select multiple, move multiple captions just working with clips. Instead, we can only work with the entire caption layer, have to cut it separately if we want to move it about independently from the other captions. Let the timecodes adjust on their own if the captions move in the timeline. Don't give the captions layer its own timecode.
Adam Marsh commented
Please, please do something about this. It's extremely buggy and unreliable when trying to use cmd+drag subtitle to ripple all subtitles. I've had to move every subtitle individually and it's embarrassing.
Joseph Conte commented
This is a huge problem for me. I had a complete video, and have to add new audio and therefore new captions into the project. When I hold control and drag a caption, the, timestamp in the "captions" stream does not update and it messes up my entire video. There seems to be no way to move multiple but not all captions without the timing being completely off, resulting in my captions being layered.
These captions features were suggested a year and a half ago and it seems like there have been no improvements to working with captions since. The features suggested above seem like the basics to make working with captions simple and efficient, and would give us similar editing abilities that we have for video and audio clips. Instead, working with captions in premiere is a huge pain. Imagine yourself in our shoes, working with dozens or hundreds of clips in a movie, and being forced to use a single caption layer - what if we need to edit the length or placement of a clip in the middle of a movie? Oh great, now I need to move all of the captions individually one-by-one because I don't have to ability to move and edit multiple captons the way I can with other clips. Please improve caption editing!