Move Captions to the bottom of the screen
It would be useful to be able to move the captions all the way to the bottom of the screen.
This is by design. We always keep captions within safe margins (10%). Would an option to defeat this restriction be useful or is it better to remove this safeguard all together. Opinions welcome.
craig whyte commented
I think it would be good to give the user the option - when trying to add subtitles to a video file to be used online where I will burn the subtitles onto the video and need to move the positioning to suit the screen design (speaker, logos and presentation slide with text just on the presentation slide).
I think having safe guards are useful but should also be optional
Might be useful to enable users to be able to define the safe margin percentage, so if you wanted to enable use of the full screen, you would set the safe area to 0%
I often find myself wanting to adjust this based on the video application
Adrian Lee commented
In today's world, so much different type of content are being created. Adobe still thinks everyone editing video are only for broadcast use? Come on. Just give editors the freedom to create. There should option to disable the restriction of captions.
Chris Long commented
Just sent lock 1 of project after battling with subtitles. Nightmare.
This is an online project and the idea that Premiere is telling me to be careful of CRT overscan is laugable. And frustrating.
There used to be a work round in 14.x that meant you could get the subs further down the screen, it was still rubbish but this new system seems to have killed even that off.
Please, allow us to select 'broadcast or online' for our captioning system.
Szymon Dybowski commented
Really annoying! Please give us an option to make decision on where the captions are going to be located!
David Mallozzi commented
Wow, I just upgraded and this is now unusable for me as I need to lower captions to be under L3s and now I can't.
Sean Bury commented
Adding to the chorus. I just updated to Premiere 2021 and I'm more than annoyed that I can't put the captions all the way at the bottom of the screen. Web content comes in all shapes and sizes, this is unacceptable. I now have to create a work around to solve this until it's updated. Please don't make our lives harder.
Please give an update for when this will be fixed.
Christopher Hill commented
I won't repeat all the current justifications, only that I support removing the restriction. Most professionals know when their titles need to be within safe margins and can determine where those are on their own.
Dan j Francis commented
Please remove the restrictions.. Here is a quick overview graphic I made up of "why".
(P.S.. For creatives, there should never, EVER be restrictions, that kills creativity. Guides, etc., to stay "in the rules" when needed are fine, but finite restrictions are a big no no in design.)
Richard Pennington commented
Perhaps remove and have a guide margin?
Jim Mahan commented
Francis, Thank you for explaining the reason behind this restriction.
Even though there are only 20 or so comments in this thread, the "flavor" or the responses seems clear. This restriction should be removed. It seems safe to assume that all of us who use the captions feature would like this removed, even those who have not seen this thread. I was disappointed that today's update did not correct this even though a listed feature update was "Captions workflow refinements".
Richard Pennington commented
The other issue is alignment. If you position subtitles at the bottom, when you have subs that are 1 line rather than 2 lines, they aren't centered properly. Ideally I'd use the central alignment and then position down the page, but it won't allow me to move it that far.
This sort of thing should definitely be optional, give the freedom to position it with no limits as the default, but have the option to set the restriction as a guideline if the user wishes (And give options for what percentage to make the safe margins too, possibly?)
I would also love to be use all the editing tools to be also used for CC. As of now just a few will work.
Benjamin Staub commented
This needs to change. Very unprofessional to impose this limitation without any further explanation.
If it was related to compatibility with other software that was necessary to have the captions function properly, I would understand - it would not be Adobe's decision. But this is just embarrassing.
medabrim medabrim commented
This is a must. please remove this restriction. anyone with a little experience will know to keep the captions within the safe margins when needed but in many other cases we need the ability to customize captions as much as possible. currently this is a deal breaker for me.
Also, what about being able to covert finished edited CC to text layers?
Camille SOLBES commented
Hey, could you please change this feature for us to have full control over it (without the 10% margin)
thank you, we really need it.
Russell Lickteig commented
Yes...please give us full control of the Captions location. Our client has strict guidelines on location, character length, and two lines of captions when possible. We need to be able to set some defaults for these things when we select the "Create Captions" button. Thanks!
Always give the professional user the option, they know what's best for their project. (Don't be Apple)