Tweaks to caption functionality
The transcript and caption functionality are real time savers, but could use some improvement for a better subtitling workflow.
1) From the Transcript window you can split speakers, but Premiere doesn't use this information when creating the captions. It will often put lines from 2 different speakers together in one caption, which isn't great for subtitle purposes. It will also leave a large time gap in order to do this. For example somewhat might say "Oh." and then several seconds later another person will say "What do you think." Premiere will create a caption that says "Oh, what", and then "do you think."
2) When manually editing with the Captions window open, clicking on the caption in the timeline should shift focus and allow immediate editing of the caption with no additional clicks. So when I click on a title and the caption window is open, Premiere should switch focus to the caption window and be ready to accept typing input from the keyboard.
3) When using transcript data, Premiere knows when a word is spoken. Splitting a caption in the timeline should cause the text to be split appropriately, so that if someone says "I am going to the store" and I split the caption after the person says "going" it should create 2 titles with one being "I am going" and another being "to the store" rather than creating 2 full copies of the caption.
4) The auto scrolling animation in the caption window is too time consuming. It slows down the workflow. The caption window should simply snap to the selected caption.
5) Please add an option for the transcript to transcribe words like "uh", some people prefer to have these in their subtitles.
6) Allow the transcription tool to accept a script as input for better context, resulting in a more accurate transcription.
Thank you for this tool! I look forward to future refinements.
Geoffrey Knecht commented
So much this ^^^. Especially your items 1, 2 and 3. I'm dealing with huge volumes of text right now, and being able more quickly through it with just a keyboard without having to click around would be massive.