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  1. Fix the captions - its a joke

    Closed caption settings are very glitchy and the two times I have needed to use them have resulted in bugged issues. 1. text appearing at the top for every new caption created. 2. Not being able to change the background colour of the text. 3. Captions resting position every time a project is opened.

    It would also be great if you could change the font/ text size and spacing. It is very restrictive.

    Thanks

    9 votes
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  2. The Caption Panel / System is a Hot Mess, Please Fix

    The caption panel / system continues to have numerous issues and strange behaviors- too many to really enumerate. I dread any project where I have to use it. It's 2019 and time to give this feature the serious attention it's never had. It's improved greatly from a few years ago but still needs a huge amount of development.

    8 votes
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  3. Captions, lock the layer so we don't move it unintentionally

    If you drag the in or out point of a caption on the captions layer sometimes you can accidentally move the entire layer along the time line. If we could lock the layer but still be able to edit and add captions this would prevent this issue from happening. Currently if you lock the layer you can not edit it, just as you want the lock to work for any other layer.

    7 votes
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  4. "GO TO NEXT CAPTION" Shortcut

    You should be able to make a shortcut to go to next caption in the same way you can do with markers.

    5 votes
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  5. Problem with italic font with stroke line

    When I edit open caption with line stroke, and select italic, it doesn't work! Please fix it

    15 votes
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  6. Please add caption embedding for mpeg2 files!

    mpeg2 is a standard delivery format for several television stations we deliver paid programs to. It is presently a pain to get those particular files encoded with captions and I am going to look at other NLE options if Adobe doesn't get on the ball and add this soon...

    13 votes
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  7. Closed Captions Support Embedded in H.264 Files

    Hello.

    We are providing live closed captions for hundreds of our live sports broadcasts. All these broadcasts are encoded H.264 and transmitted using RTMP. At the end of each broadcast, we're like to take our H.264 recording, and edit it in Premiere. Unfortunately, Premiere does not appear to support embedded captions in H.264 import or export. That's unfortunate, since this is now industry standard. I can take my H.264 file with embedded captions and upload it to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and others, and the captions remain without any issues. Adobe Premiere is the only issue in this chain, which is…

    2 votes
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  8. Open Captions batch shift and line spacing

    I NEED to be able to batch shift/move captions across the timeline. right now you can only move around one at a time. I can't believe this isn't an available feature. Please update.

    Second is open caption line spacing. I can import an SRT as an Open Caption with special line spacing. But I can't adjust line spacing when creating new captions in the caption settings. This needs to be updated fast.

    5 votes
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  9. Allow me to save custom caption templates

    Most of my projects require open captions for exporting, and I'm required to use my company's specific visual identity guidelines for these captions (specific font, specific background color / opacity, specific alignment). As it currently stands, I have to set all of these parameters manually for every project. It would make so much sense and save so much time to be able to store these settings as a preset.

    Someone suggested I use the "import settings" button along with a "dummy" srt file to hold the settings, but doing that for open captions does not allow me to use the…

    5 votes
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  10. More caption problems - I am shocked at how bad it is!? Is this the quality of Adobe?

    Probably no Adobe employee will so this, since the captions are NEVER fixed, but here it goes:

    Captions in Premiere is pathetic. I know, I have been using it for a few years.

    Even trying to work around the bugs is impossible.

    Since we cannot control the spacing of the lines between the captions I have tried this:

    I duplicated the caption to have different one for the second line (for when it is needed), only to find out that both caption files are still connected.

    Making changes to one, traverses to the other, regardless of them being completely different…

    2 votes
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  11. Quality of SRT styled open caption when burnt into video

    When importing an SRT in as an open caption and styling this, to then be burnt into a video, the output of the caption overlay is not of a high quality. There are harsh/jagged edges around the letters. A current workaround is to import the caption at a much larger font (e.g. 100), and then use a motion effect to downscale the whole caption size much further down in order to minimises the harsh edges.

    3 votes
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  12. Spell check for the text tool

    It'd be SUPER helpful if there was a realtime spell check

    10 votes
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  13. Create automatic subtitles based on sound

    Make automatic (and fixble) subitles based on soundtrack.

    11 votes
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  14. Caption Settings do not take unless you quit and restart.

    Caption settings have been buggy for a while, but in Premiere Pro 2018 (v13.x) they don't even take unless you save your project, quit Premiere, and then start it again.

    Setup:
    - macOS 10.14.1
    - Open Premiere Pro CC
    - Import a video (I'm working with MP4's)
    - Import a caption file (I'm working with DFXP)
    - Move both to the Timeline and match them up (audio to captions) as needed.
    - In the Timeline, click on the captions
    - Open the Captions panel
    - Right click on the first caption and then Select All
    - Enter your settings... my…

    11 votes
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  15. AI powered transcription

    The captioning system in premiere pro is average but could be so much better. In a perfect world, I would love to be able to put down a caption track and extend it through my timeline and have Adobe Sensei go through it and automatically transcribe the video and then place the transcriptions throughout the project. I do subtitles so much more than I used to considering that most content online doesn't play without audio and is necessary also for the hard of hearing, its fundamentally important in todays society to have a better solution to be able to provide…

    1 vote
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  16. Anti-Aliasing on Open Captions

    There appears to be no anti-aliasing on open captions or options to make the text smooth. Open captions of sufficient size look pretty terrible no matter what font you use.

    58 votes
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  17. Control leading in Open Captions

    It would be super if i could control the Leading (vertical distance) between two sentances in Open Captions.
    At this time if i break an Open Captions sentance in two there is no way of controlling the vertical distance between the two parts.
    The default leading is too big in most cases depending on the font which is used.

    Thank you.

    2 votes
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  18. Open caption styling - unable to tweak line spacing and video size after import

    Under the SRT import settings, two particularly useful settings cannot be change after import: video size and line spacing.

    Changing the video size after import would be highly useful as sometimes a caption may need to be repurposed for different timelines. Alternatively allowing a caption to automatically resize and adapt to different timeline resolutions would be great - that way you could have the same caption file across different timelines without needing to import it 3 times with different settings.

    Secondly, line spacing cannot be changed after import. If you set the line spacing to a particular percentage in the…

    2 votes
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  19. Spell check captions

    It would be extremely helpful if the captions, graphics and subtitling had a spell check option. Even if it just was a red line under words in the caption panel. Its very easy to mistype something or mess up a word copying it in and there isn't any fail safe for this.

    18 votes
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  20. Export to HD mpeg-ps with embedded captions; most TV stations want this.

    I can export with embedded captions to MXF HD format,
    but not to HD mpeg-ps. TV stations do not ask me for MOV format.
    TV stations also do not want a side car.

    6 votes
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