BETA Add speaker names and 2 lines option to captions from transcription
I really like what you all have done outside of the box and testing on day one. My two suggestions come from the options I have and use with otter.ai which is our current way to auto generate captions that I then clean up. 1. I didn’t see an option how to add speakers to the closed captioning from the transcript. I can do it on the transcript side but then making that into cc names were not included. 2. Give the option of the closed captioning to be 2 lines instead of one easily. I know I can go in there and combine and do return to make them two lines but with otter I can tell it make them to lines and it does without any additional work or time involved. This looks very promising thus far but the two above are what I need at my job to do the entire captioning process in Premiere. Thank you for listening.
The T commented
Like seriously...? Why have the option for multiple speakers if we can't use it in the captions...?!?
Randy Milliron commented
This would be a GREAT option...especially for interviews to identify who is speaking when it is for, say like a podcast.
Beverly Breiser commented
I work for a government entity. We produce many videos with multiple speakers. In being compliant with accessibility we certainly need to be able to identify different speakers in our closed caption files. Hope this feature is added cause it is needed...like yesterday.
Nathan Bartel commented
I have many videos that have off-camera speakers. It's such a shame that we have to identify them manually, even after Abode went to the effort of auto-identifying the speakers in the transcription! Please update this! It's really important to remove as much friction as possible in making accessible videos.
Alison Payne commented
An interim fix would be to auto color the different speaker.
Speaker 1= White Font
Speaket 2= Grey Font
I have been doing this manually and it is extremely annoying, but still the easiest option I have found.
Robert Pascale commented
I have many videos with off-camera interviewer.
Auto-transcript identifies the two people correctly, and I can name them readily.
Ideally, when generating a caption from the transcript with multiple speakers, it would be good to split the caption in to two lines eg.
- first person speaking
- second person talking
This seems to be a reasonably universal way of handing this, given that most consumer services (like youtube and vimeo) do not support formatting in SRT files.
This is exacerbated with the fact that Premier Pro does not support WebVTT or other formats that provide extended functionality that these platforms do support, which would enable better compatibility with the styled attribues we might apply.
I don't get why Adobe always misses the most obvious things...