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.
Friedrich Schönig commented
The 10% restrictions for safe margins is not justifiable since tube monitors are gone IMHO. An option to defeat this restriction would be great.
The workaround to put the same timeline with everything invisible but the subtitle track into a timeline duplicate just to repostition the subs does not restrict me, but slows down my work.
Torgeir Holm commented
We're currently working in a special super tall format for projection with a 1:3 aspect, and need to put captions along the top edge of the frame. The 10% margin makes this simple thing impossible. Please remove this unnecessary restriction.
Christian Malazarte commented
Holy... why was this implemented??? You would think a company that is about creativity would allow people to be creative..... OMG
Damien Poncelin-de-Raucourt commented
Yes please, remove this safeguard.
Jan Smeets commented
I don't understand the problem, you can put captions in Premiere where you want them
Ghafar Noor commented
just remove this restriction please. People will learn to "safeguard" from mistakes, but there are reason we want to move captions anywhere we want.
Robert Smith commented
Adobe doesn't care about its professional users. Plain and simple.
Michael Kruft commented
Yes. Why would you restrict this. There are legitimate reasons why you would want to position text outside of a safe area. Just add an enable unsafe positioning button. F******g nanny state!
fabien gailledrat commented
Fix this please. I do a lot of subtitling and I'd like to place them where I want. including half outside the screen if I find it funny. I'm in charge. The client will blame me not adobe, don't worry.
Manuel Brocos commented
We need the ability to turn safe margins off. We are editing videos that require subtitles to be at the bottom. The workarounds for this take ages and therefore resources. It is such an easy fix for you.
andy lassiter commented
Please fix this adobe! We are editing so many different formats we need freedom to move titles.
Rahul Kalathil commented
Option to disable safe margins would be highly appreciated! Thanks
Korey Miracle commented
I will have to agree with a lot of others, please allow us the freedom to move the captions wherever we please.
Hans Kirchmeyr commented
Francis, your definition of 'safe margins' being 10 % is outdated and not valid anymore within the industry. For example the whole European Broadcasting Union changed the specification of title safe margins to 5 % years ago. Please update your people accordingly and let us decide where we want to place subtitles. To restrict the placement is NOT your responsibility - the more when you are years behind current developments.
Meanwhile a big shout-out to ZONGWEI GONG three messages below. His subscript workaround really … works :) ... and saved the day!
Jim Mahan commented
I like the subscript workaround however, there is still an issue. Since the subtitle track must be at the top and does not have the same effect controls as a video layer, you cannot transition to them or from them. Including fading them up from black or to black. Another big problem.
Kiln C commented
Please remove this restriction. Now with the new Captions in 21, it adds even more steps to a workflow that needs captions lower than 10%, which is most projects.
ZONGWEI GONG commented
I have a good perfect solution:
1. Set the subtitle position is bottom;
2. Set it as subscript;(This is the key step)
3. Set the font size;(subscript is too small, so we need to enlarge it)
4. Change the vertical position (normally too low, negative number to put it higher)
5. Save this for use later.
Moises Navarro MN VIDEOS commented
The only way to do this is making an empty sequence with just the captions and later you add this sequence to the sequence you want to export and just adjust the position of the sequence with the captions and voila!
Lane Saling commented
Yes, please remove the safe margins. I'm going to have to go back to using version 14.9 because this messes up my entire workflow. Not sure why this can't be changed.
Damien Poncelin-de-Raucourt commented
The request is pretty simple in my opinion, just remove the safe margin so that we can position the subtiltles wherever we need to. I can't see anymore info needed for this request. @Adobe, please update this thread or post a response here to keep us updated on this topic.