11 Replies Latest reply on Sep 1, 2016 8:43 AM by steps tol55708553

    Premiere Pro CS6 - Closed Captioning

    xavierri91

      I am currently running Premiere Pro CS6 and was looking to create closed captions and export them embedded in a movie file. I know the new "CC" version of Premiere has the capabilities to do this but upgrading to Premiere Pro CC is not an option right for my situation. Can movie files be exported in premiere with closed captions embedded? If there isn't a way to create captions within Premiere itself, please let me know of any other programs that work well with Premiere to create them. Overall I am looking to create custom closed captions and export them with a video file.

       

      Please advise.

       

      Thank you

        • 1. Re: Premiere Pro CS6 - Closed Captioning
          Jim_Simon Level 8

          Can movie files be exported in premiere with closed captions embedded?

           

          Not in CS6.  Closed Captioning goes out to tape only.

          • 2. Re: Premiere Pro CS6 - Closed Captioning
            Charles VW Adobe Employee

            CC doesn't only go out to tape, in CC you can also create from scratch and embed in MOV files.

            • 3. Re: Premiere Pro CS6 - Closed Captioning
              Jim_Simon Level 8

              [Post corrected.]

              • 4. Re: Premiere Pro CS6 - Closed Captioning
                xavierri91 Level 1

                Just confirming, if I was to import a .mcc file (closed caption file) into Premiere Pro CS6 and then export it in a MOV file, there would be closed captions embedded within the video file?

                • 5. Re: Premiere Pro CS6 - Closed Captioning
                  Jim_Simon Level 8

                  Nope.  Closed Captioning in CS6 will only go out to tape.  To get Closed Captioning in a file, you will need CC7.

                  • 6. Re: Premiere Pro CS6 - Closed Captioning
                    CaramelMacchiato Level 1

                    Jim,

                     

                    To clarify what you typed or used "CC7", there is no such a version of CC7. This can only confuse some people into thinking that it is. Especially those who are not familiar with Adobe's versions over the years until now.

                     

                    As most of us know that Adobe do not create version known as "CS7", instead of it... Creative Cloud known as "CC". Of course not many people are happy with this approach.

                     

                    Finally, you can create closed captioning in with Adobe Premiere Pro CC (yes, that ends with a "CC": NOT a "CC7"). You can also create closed captioning from ground up (manually) inside Premiere Pro CC.. Or can also use with one of those four different file formats created by other third-party software providers.

                    • 7. Re: Premiere Pro CS6 - Closed Captioning
                      Jim_Simon Level 8

                      there is no such a version of CC7.

                       

                      It's true that Adobe promotes it as "Premiere Pro CC".  But it's also true that it is version 7.  (7.0.1 as of yesterday.)  But CS and CC can be mishmashed, so I do often add the number for greater distinction.

                       

                      I also assume there will one day be a version 8...

                      • 8. Re: Premiere Pro CS6 - Closed Captioning
                        CaramelMacchiato Level 1

                        Yes, I agree.

                         

                        However, it would be very HELPFUL to include more specific version, so that people out there know which version you refer it to.

                         

                        As you can see many people get overly confused over this... All. Over. Adobe forums as you can see.

                         

                        Helpful if we put something like.... Premiere Pro CS6 (including legacy version)... Or Premiere Pro CC version 7.01... If we use this way, this will help some people know which version much less confusion. Hopefully.

                         

                        Perhaps that Adobe forum moderators should put this helpful guideline on every Adobe apps from  ... Say CS5 to CS6 and CC...

                         

                        Your thoughts?

                        • 9. Re: Premiere Pro CS6 - Closed Captioning
                          Jim_Simon Level 8

                          As you can see many people get overly confused over this... All. Over.

                           

                          I actually haven't yet seen anyone get confused by my saying CC7.  You're the first whose even mentioned it.

                           

                          The only confusion in this thread came from the fact that I used the CC abbreviation originally instead of spelling out Closed Captions, so I went back to my post and spelled it out.

                           

                          Between Closed Captions, Color Correction and now Creative Cloud, I think it's maybe not such a bad idea to continue using CC7.

                          • 10. Re: Premiere Pro CS6 - Closed Captioning
                            HCDavid

                            Sony Vegas Pro, and a Caption tool from VASST.com called caption assistant is how we get our captions embedded into our show.

                             

                            It's a little bit of a hassle, but there's no way on Earth I'll move my produciton house over to CC until I know the kinks are worked out, and Even then I may hold on .  Let others be the guinea pig...

                             

                            Honestly, you can get a copy of Vegas Pro 11 or 12 ( PC only but works well in bootcamp/virtual environments if you're a mac guy ).  and spend the $400 on VASST's Caption Assistant ( Fantastic tool ) (which is exactly what we pay for captions in a single episode).  Then all you have to do is the transcripts imported into the plug-in tool, and away you go, with editability right inside the tool, you can then export the captions, or an scc file that can be used by your TV stations/satelite distribution companies.

                            • 11. Re: Premiere Pro CS6 - Closed Captioning
                              steps tol55708553

                              Xavierri9,

                               

                              We’re in the same boat as well and upgrading to CC is a last resort measure for us as well.

                               

                              Here is an idea for you…How about downgrading? I found out that CS5.5 has closed captioning functionality.

                               

                              we'll probably give it a try, thought I’d share that with you before going forward with it.