4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 21, 2019 11:52 AM by wilsonlarge1

    .srt import and editing not working in Premiere CC 2019

    cédricl67786023 Level 1

      Hello,

       

      I have a big issue with .srt files. I used to import .srt and add them to a sequence, then I used to edit size etc.... It is ok in Premiere CC 2018 but, it seems that all edit settings are doing nothing to the text . To reproduce the issue you just have to open Premiere CC 2019, load a .srt file and place it on the timeline, and try to edit captions settings (font size, font etc...). In my case I can see modification in the preview thumbnail of each caption in the "Captions" tab but, nothing is visible on the monitor, the text remains the same (very small and... that's it ).

       

      Can you help me with this bug ? Thank you !

        • 1. Re: .srt import and editing not working in Premiere CC 2019
          Stan Jones Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          I am not having problems with this basic functionality in 2019. There has been an issue that I have see on occasion (and other users complain of it also occurring randomly), where the appearance in the program monitor is not in sync with changes made - but the changes are usually visible in the captions panel.

           

          That is similar to what you describe, but I do not recall it happening from the beginning of editing.

           

          First, more info: what OS, exact dot version of PR, a screenshot of your captions panel.

           

          If you can post the srt you are importing, I can take a look.

           

          Relatively new is the ability to change the import characteristics. Look in the Captions Panel in the lower left for "Import Settings." If you know you need to change the font style, size, etc for all your captions, this does the trick.

          • 2. Re: .srt import and editing not working in Premiere CC 2019
            cédricl67786023 Level 1

            Thank you for your feedback !!!! After some tests I finally find out how to make .srt works in Premiere, but.... for me that is a bug !

             

            1 - Start Adobe Premiere CC 2019.
            2 - Load the video on the timeline.3 - Import .srt files and add it to the timeline. From now I can't edit the .srt layout (only have the preview in the Captions tab).

            4 - SAVE AS the project
            5 - Close Adobe Premiere CC 2019, start the software again.

            6 - Load the project and now you can edit captions layout.

             

            If you import other .srt, edit won't be possible until you save the project and restart the app....

             

            To sum up.... when you import .srt you have to save the project before any edit of the captions layout..... (sic)....

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            • 3. Re: .srt import and editing not working in Premiere CC 2019
              Stan Jones Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Glad you found a way. I do not have to take those steps to get a caption stream to edit. BUT, when I do occasionally get this bug, it is steps like yours that may get it working again.

              • 4. Re: .srt import and editing not working in Premiere CC 2019
                wilsonlarge1 Level 1

                Thank you! I was having same issue and now using this method I can edit the captions. :-)