Bryan Smith

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    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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    Bryan Smith commented  · 

    I need this feature to designate two different speakers going back and forth, each with their own subtitle style.

    For anyone desperate--the janky workaround I've come up with is exporting a ProRes 4444 with alpha for the subtitle track and then laying it in the video for the extra tracks that Adobe won't let me export. Not convenient because any change to timing messes up the whole thing.

    Adobe please... why give us the ability to create different styles of subtitles, lay in multiple tracks of subtitles in our timelines and then NOT allow us to export multiple of them at the same time. If it really is a "design" feature to prevent incorrectly burned subtitles, can't we just have a warning message during export or an advanced setting that allows multiple burn-ins?! Please... please... this is a standard expectation on a lot of Social content for Instagram and Tik Tok.

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