Allow me to save custom caption templates
Most of my projects require open captions for exporting, and I'm required to use my company's specific visual identity guidelines for these captions (specific font, specific background color / opacity, specific alignment). As it currently stands, I have to set all of these parameters manually for every project. It would make so much sense and save so much time to be able to store these settings as a preset.
Someone suggested I use the "import settings" button along with a "dummy" srt file to hold the settings, but doing that for open captions does not allow me to use the color picker for background color. I'm limited to the CEA-708 color palette, for some reason.
So, I guess this is a bug report and a feature request all in one. I'd be happy with the bug being fixed or the feature being added!
Matt Young commented
If you check out my entire original post, you'll see that I've already explored the Import Settings window. The problem is the background colors options in caption Import Settings are limited to 22 options, none of which conform to my company's brand requirements.
Am I missing something?
This feature exists in Premiere Pro 13.1.3 and above. It is accessed by opening the Captions Import Setting window in the Caption Block.
Hi Matt! Have you considered using the Motion Graphics Template workflow? You can use the Essential Graphics Panel natively in PR to set all of your default parameters, select the track item in your timeline and then export it as a Motion Graphics Template (in the right-click menu and the Graphics top Bar Menu). These can be saved to your local folder, a unique path, or a CC Library.
Then each time you open a new project you simply drag and drop the template into your project and make whatever modifications you need to make from there. Each instance of the template that you drop in the timeline is its own unique item so making changes to one does not affect other instances of it in the timeline. :)
You can also make more complex Mogrts in AE to use in PR.
Hope you check it out and it saves you a bit of time!