I am trying to create a closed caption in premiere pro cc (trial version) but when I am in the captions tab, am unable to select the 'add' caption button. I have enabled the captions and have watched many video tutorials and searched the web for answers but there is nothing about why the 'add' caption option might not be available?
add caption: file / new / closed caption.
Thanks for this, I have tried that option and seen that adobe help page. The captions still don't show up on my video - I have enabled the closed captions in the top right hand drop down menu, I have selected the correct time that I want the caption to appear and it just doesn't appear.
If anyone could help me that would be great, the following is what I have done:
Is there any reason why it wouldn't be showing up?
I am having this same problem. I partially moved to Premiere CC for the closed captioning feature and it is not working. As you have done, I have read the help files and watched many videos on how to do it. I'm doing it exactly the way the describe and show, but the text is simply not appearing on the footage. It is enabled, everything is in place. but no text. Need a solution to this.
I did my first captioning with premiere cc recently.
make sure your sequence is 720x486 not 720x480 which clips out the line 21 area needed for the captioning to go.
to see the captions in the program monitor you have to turn on the captioning view button in the program monitor (right monitor) if you don't see it, you need to add the button in the customization settings for the program monitor.
turn on your overscan on your external monitor and you will see the little captioning line blips at the very top.
I did an edit to tape to make a digibeta and it worked perfectly.
what did not seem to work was exporting a prores quicktime file with the captioning embeded, the line blips were not
present, but editing laying back to tape it did work so I just recaptured from the tape.
I don't think this is my issue at all. In fact, I have been working with it more and found even more issues. The reason it is not appearing where it should is because it is now appearing where it should not.
Here is a video with the problem I am now having.
I'm convinced this is not something I am doing wrong but a major bug.
one thing I see is that your render line is RED.
I could be wrong but I don't believe it will properly preview captions unless it's at least yellow.
try rendering it and seeing what happens.
also looks like you are mixing color green with white, try making them all white.
Also, I tried to start from scratch with it. deleted the Closed Caption layer and made a brand new one. Entered each segment in, aligned the text correctly, kept it all white, re-rendered. Same deal. Three segments into it, it starts overlapping and getting completely messed up.
I see now on your other newer thread that it's an issue if you have installed OS X Mavericks.
I've learned over the years that It's best to never install any new O/S until at least the first update has been issued
as there is almost always some kind of problems or issues that crop up.
At the very least if you must have it for whatever reason, at least make a backup of your system disk first
so if something like this happens you can get back to what worked before.
I know Adobe claimed there were no issues installing Mavericks....but you can't really take anyone's word for it
and expect smooth sailing.
Please be more specific about what you mean by "it doesn't show up on my video." Do you mean that you can't see the captions displayed in the Source Monitor? In the Timeline? In the Program Monitor? In encoded outputs with captions set to be embedded?
If you're referring to either or both of the monitors in PPRO, have you enabled caption display and made sure in each monitor's Closed Captions Display Settings dialog that the Standard and Stream match your source captions?