Please add caption embedding for mpeg2 files!
mpeg2 is a standard delivery format for several television stations we deliver paid programs to. It is presently a pain to get those particular files encoded with captions and I am going to look at other NLE options if Adobe doesn't get on the ball and add this soon...
Brandon Loshe commented
I'm surprised with the new(ish) speech-to-text feature introduced to Premiere Pro since this post two years ago, that this feature request isn't a higher priority and taken more seriously by the product team. The speech-to-text feature, which is an AWESOME addition, is essentially still UNUSABLE in the broadcasting world, because we don't have a way to deliver captions embedded in mpeg-2 files. Our TV station, as well as many stations, doesn't accept sidecar files.
Brandon Carpenter commented
I have clients who are sending media with closed captions made in ME and PPRo but I have to resize the media (we are a 720HD MXF and they are sending 1080HD MP4). The need to keep the embedded EIA/CEA-708 captions in the media is important. The fact that our workflow with customers is Adobe and we lose the CC is ridiculous. Please make this a priority.
Jonathan Williams commented
Seconding. This is becoming completely necessary for broadcast requirements that do not accept sidecar caption loading, MXF, Quicktime, etc, for EIA/CEA-708 captions. Please add MPEG-2 as a format to accept embedded captioning, since ME and PPRo do everything else fine with an MPEG-2 program stream it seems. Currently, other services are needed to then inject embedded captions into MPEG-2 programming in order to meet with ingest compliance for captioning commercials, paid programing, and full length programming.
John Watts commented
Please add embedding captions to mpeg 2 with PP or ME. Every show I do requires it. Why is the ability to put captions on the timeline if we can't use it.
J Dax Parise commented
Wait, it's 2021 and this still isn't possible?
iLeta Flowers commented
We need to be able to embed cc files into an MPEG-2 immediately. Adobe would be a 10 out of 10 if this happens.
John Hawkins commented
Russ Galusha commented
Please add mpeg2 caption embedding. This is crazy that a 2020 professional editing program can not do this.
Taylor Stoma commented
Please Please Please add this feature!
WAYLAND STRICKLAND commented
This is a huge problem for us doing broadcast programs. Most TV stations require mpeg2 files. Adobe, please add this feature ASAP! THANKS!!
Travis Wyatt commented
Seems like this shouldn't be that big of a deal
jayson schaefer commented
Please add this feature!!!
I edit a weekly broadcast that airs in 6 different markets. All of a sudden 2 of the markets are saying the formats that export from Premiere with CC embedded will not work with their system. They are requesting mpeg2 files.
Unless I find another solution I will have to special edit 2 of six markets each week on a mac with Compressor. Stupid.
Jay Budzilowski commented
Agreed, Its a pain that i cannot embed 608/708 captions into mpeg-2 files... This would be extremely helpful... even apple compressor does this.
Joel Corral commented
It's really ridiculous that still after years we cannot do this.i have to pay for expensive software to do this in house. Yes there are thousands of stations still using mpeg servers! More than any other stupid and pointless added feature this needs to be implemented!
Dennis Leppell commented
Please please please make this happen. I need to deliver to 24 stations every week, all a combination of h.264, mpeg2, and mxf. Right now I'm having to run everything through maccaption. I'd love to be able to do this in one continuous workflow!
Diane Becker commented
Closed Captioning getting put directly into the output is the entire reason I got Creative Cloud a few weeks ago, switching from FCP. Only to find it doesn't do it for MPEG2, which is 9 out of 10 of my digital deliveries. That's a painful discovery I wish I'd made earlier.
Erin Carsten commented
Add this feature (pretty) please! I'm frustrated by having to export sidecar files, and marrying them in third party software!
Patrick Pond commented
Agreed. No use in doing extra work everyday. This should be implemented ASAP.
Jason Mathis commented
Yes, please add the ability to embed captions to MPEG2.
This would save my team and I hours of "double exporting" and having to use other encoders and/or services. We would only have to export once via Media Encoder!
Harry Watson commented
UPVOTED! We need this as a delivery option, please.