In Transcript: Export to text file - must include Timecode info!
In Transcript: Export to text file.. To make this useful it needs to take CLIP NAME (when multiple clips on sequence timeline i.e. all takes) and most importantly TIMECODE info across so my (old school) documentary director can make a paper edit from interviews etc. Then provide me with clip names and time codes to build the assembly. (often barked down the phone!)
If I was self-directing and doing a project entirely within Premier. fine, I wouldn't need to export anything.
But filmmaking is a collaboration and the director doesn't want to touch the edit program but happy to look at script text in Word or similar.
If the exported text file looked the same as what I see in the Transcript window that would be perfect. With Speaker (Custom)name/number, line number (too perhaps somehow from captions window - v.useful if document page number isn't instantly possible when A4/letter formated/ printed out to a hard copy), AND TIMECODE!!
My first test and the AI worked amazingly on a boomed IV clip to get nearly all text correct! Exciting times!
Andy Adkins commented
Thanks for the suggestion - .SRT export includes timecode, yes, but is waaaay too granular to really work with and read through having timecoded chunks pretty much every sentence. And it still doesn't have speaker names.
Tatjana Willms-Jones commented
Transcribe the audio, then create captions. Then export those caption as SRT file. Then open that file using Text Edit. The timecodes will appear above the captions.
Andy Adkins commented
Adobe.... Just export all the stuff you're already displaying: transcribed text, timestamps, speaker names. Get the sequence name in there too or just make the exported file name default to the sequence name (instead of.... blank? wtf?).
This is so so so obvious. Why do you always implement these great features but only to about 90% and embarrass yourself with the last 10% you got lazy on? It's good enough to tease into your workflow and get excited about but then it ****** you off when you can't actually use it efficiently for real work. One of the best things about transcripts is that they are easily shared, printed, marked up etc - it's why we use them! But we can't do that the way you've implemented it. Look at an exported transcript with two or three speakers and you'll see how absolutely worthless it is.
It's really awesome that you added this, and a rare new feature that actually helps justify paying you money every month, but does anybody try this stuff out (in anything resembling a production environment) before sending it out the door?
Graham Kay commented
How is this not already in place? The exported text file is pretty much useless without the essential metadata. The only use I've found so far is to open it in Word to highlight sections (of interiew). But without timecode, this means I have to go back to the text panel in Premiere and search to find the sections I need for the edit.
Thomas Bloom commented
In addition, have the ability to:
1) Include "Speaker" in captions option
2) Export srt and/or text files with time codes option
3) Export srt and/or text files with Speaker option
A little ridiculous that this feature is not included. Any updates on this? Or reasons why?
Sam Tansey commented
Time codes on text transcripts please!