V15 BUG: Nested sequences with closed captions automatically render as open captions
I have a TV workflow where the main program w/captions sits inside a nest, and then several derivative versions carry that nested sequence while adding things like bars, slates and intro & outro disclaimers.
In the past, the captions flowed through as one would expect, but in the new version any nested CCs get rendered as open/burned captions no matter what you select for captions on export. This is pretty counterintuitive and limiting, but at least there is a workaround… you have to disable captions inside any nests, and then copy them to all the top-level sequences. (If you need to make an edit to a caption later, you need to change it everywhere)
It would be much better to have this work as before, where CCs flowed through and rendered the same whether they were nested or not. (Then, if you have a CC over top of a nested sequence that contains a CC clip at the same timecode in the same stream, the main-level CC should take precedence.)
Jon Davis commented
I have the same issue. The burning in of captions in nested sequences, regardless of export settings, looks like a bug to me and has caused me some grief. I'd certainly appreciate the ability to carry through captions from nested sequences in the way you suggest. That would make top and tailing a lot simpler.