Closed captions in Premiere 15 getting a duplicate layer track after reopening.
I would like to report a bug I just discovered in the new Premiere Pro 15.
I switched to PP version 15 to take advantage of better closed captions control in the editor. The workflow was fine and worked great until I closed the project and reopened it. Now I have two closed captions boxes overlapping each other. The box underneath is the one I created. The one on top and slightly offset is the "ghost" caption. It looks like it came from the old caption platform style. I have recreated it by starting a new blank project, importing a video clip and creating a new caption in the timeline. It looks great until I close and reopen the project. Again, I get the second box overlapping, or on top of the one I created. I ran some tests and it appears that this "ghost" box only shows up in the Program window of Premiere. I can export a video from the project and burn in the captions and only the caption I created is there. I also turned off the captions I created and the "ghost caption" does not show up in the exported video. Although it still shows up in the Program monitor in Premiere. I can even delete all captioning tracks in the timeline and the "ghost" caption still shows up in the Program monitor.
I'm working on a new iMac about 6 months old. OS - 10.15.7, 40 Gb of RAM and 8 Gb VRAM AMD Radeon Pro 5500 XT graphics card.
Attached is a screenshot of the issue.
Edmond Toma commented
Having an issue with all captions appearing as open (burned in) captions despite correct settings. Issue not happening in Premiere 2020.
Nathan Ashton commented
Same problem -- PLUS I can "select all" and delete everything on the timeline and the ghost captions remain (Mac 10.15.7, 128 GB Ram, Dual Radeon Pro W5700X)
PHILLIP HARVEY commented
Windows 10 Pro, Ryzen 7 3700X, 2070 Super, 64 GB RAM
Happened with CEA-708. Same issue as described by others. Upon restart you get the duplicate captions. Deleting the caption track will still leave you with the duplicates.
Note that it does look like a prefs reset resolved it for me.
Nick Conedera commented
Same problem. Screenshot here:
Zeesy Powers commented
I'm having the same issue. Toggling the eyeball in the captions track turns off the large text, but not the small text. No change when switching the track back to 608 from 708. Rendering out a still frame shows no captions at all. Windows 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3800X, Nvidia RTX 3090, 16GB RAM.
Steve Hayes commented
I did some further testing and it appears that the doubled up caption boxes only appear when displaying the 708 standard. 608 seems to be fine.