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.
Mr Crossman asked us and we have responded. I just hope it's near the top of their list of changes to make.
Justin Meisinger commented
Agreed on needing an update to this, I am sticking v14 (2020) until this is resolved. It makes the new version unusable for my workflow.
Jim Mahan commented
I agree...we could use this now. I think the jury is out on removing this restriction. I wonder if Adobe is reading these comments.
How is the progress to remove the safeguard altogether coming along? Really could use this feature right now.
Is Adobe considering removing the CC location safeguard to give us full control?
Chloe Penman commented
Yes, definitely, I'm a video editor - I work for many brands each have different style guides for subs etc. It would be so much better to have total freedom to position captions exactly where you need them so they adhere to whatever branding requirement or style guide you're working with.
Peter Szijarto commented
Yes, in my opinion, having edited for 20 years, I would prefer the ability to create however I'd like without any restrictions. Give the option to uncheck "within safe margins" or something. Thanks!
Tom Fewchuk commented
"Would an option to have more choice / allow customisation in the most popular and professional editing program in the world be useful?"
SOURE CONSULTORIA commented
Yes! Pleaaase! Safe margins should be an optional. Working with web and social media content requires us to place subtitles in a great variety of positions, so we need the flexibility,
In the last five years I haven't edited a single video that needed title or action safe. Let us put text wherever we want!
Michael Morabe commented
For digital media, we don't need title safe. Please fix this so we can drop the captions to the bottom if we'd like to.
T. Williams commented
Please DO NOT remove this restriction altogether, however, an override would be useful.
My team has the opposite problem -- We need the captions to default to the Action Safe margin, rather than the Title Safe margin.
Both problems could probably be solved with an option box that presents three options: Title Safe, Action Safe, or None.
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.