John Haviland

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    67 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » Closed Captions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is not a bug, it’s as designed. We specifically limit the visibility to one track at a time to avoid accidentally burning in multiple tracks. Also, when exporting to a format that only supports one captions stream like SRT or STL, we need to know which is the active track in order to export the correct track.

    But I understand why you might need two tracks visible at the same time.

    Multiple speakers:
    If we could automatically identify speakers and designate a style associated with them, would that help? For example speaker 1 is blue and on the left, speaker 2 is yellow and on the right?

    Multiple languages:
    Do you ever need to burn in both at the same time or is it just a matter of being able to see both to aid in translation and alignment?

    Thanks for the feedback, we really are listening :)

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    John Haviland commented  · 

    ..and I note, as I did a few weeks ago, that another apparently major revision of Premiere has appeared, still with no hint of anyone at Adobe addressing this issue.

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    John Haviland commented  · 

    I also noted the new updated Premiere (which, in fact, arrived on my system a couple of nights ago when I was in the midst of working on a Premiere project--during the update there was some paralyzed functionality having to do with exporting to Media Encoder, so as a result I had to scuttle the job and restart after the update). I hoped that our issues with multiple caption tracks would have been addressed, but Chris Long is right: they were not. Selecting one caption track for display continues to disable all others.

    Even if Adobe plans to continue to develop tools for single caption tracks and expanded capacity (including voice recognition "enhancements" which in my opinion will help almost only the monoglot English caption-editors out there), it is unclear to me why the code that produces, formats, and allows burning single caption tracks cannot fairly easily be recycled recursively to allow multiple caption tracks, with all the sorts of uses that have repeatedly been mentioned on this thread. This should be a relatively simple programming task, with the existing interface, just allowing what Premiere now does NOT allow, namely selecting multiple caption tracks for coding in the same project.

    Some response from Adobe would be appreciated.

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