New Caption workflow is very broken in PP15
OK...where to start? In many ways this has been a giant regression in caption functionality.
We are a broadcast outfit that utilizes numerous nests in our workflows. We have relied extensively on swapping out assets buried deep within multiple nests--with captions. The captions always worked. In this new workflow nested captions are not visible. This is unworkable for us.
Previously you could use 608 29.97 captions within a 23.976 timeline and they would sync on playback. They would also sync in either an export to 23.976 or 29.97. Now they do not. They will appear in sync on the timeline, but if you render out to 29.97 they are 2 seconds out. Unworkable.
We have encountered issues where a caption file was imported into PP15 and then adjustments were made. However, these adjustments don't appear in the rendered file. It continues to render "phantom" captions. We've even deleted the captions entirely--and blown out the cache--it will still render out phantom captions!
And you cannot have both captions and open captions (subtitles) in the same project meant for broadcast! In the export settings captions and subtitles need to be treated differently! For broadcast environments I need to burn in subtitles (foreign languages), and embed captions. I need to do both--in one pass. Instead I'm forced to render out the open captions sections and replace them, at which point this new workflow didn't bring anything new to the table.
Hey Jason! Thank you so much for your detailed feedback. Would you be willing to chat with us further about your workflow, specifically on nested captions and embedded pain points? If so, please book time to connect: https://calendly.com/ms-jessicanunez/60minppro.