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  • Changing speed of CAPTIONS in Premiere Pro

    Posted by Ben Oliver on October 17, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    I finished around 23 hours of training videos for a client. These videos then went away for transcription and caption created.

    At this point the client wanted to “slow down” each video by 10% because they were afraid that the speaker was speaking too quickly…..

    So, now all of my 23 hours of caption files (.scc files) are out of sync.

    Rather than having the transcription company go back by hand and re-time anything, can this be done in Premiere. I have attempted to drag my video and .scc files into premiere, however I can’t add a time adjustment effect onto them.


    Many thanks,


    Ben James replied 5 months, 1 week ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Brent Marginet

    October 17, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    I don’t know if it can be done in PP but if the Caption Company is using a higher end piece of software like MacCaption or Caption Maker they won’t have to re-time each and every CC file from scratch.

    If you were to send them the new slowed down videos there is a feature in them called “Stretch/Shrink TimeCode”.
    All they have to do is find the T/C for the last Caption and enter the new T/C for it.
    The T/C will now be stretched to fit the slowed down videos.
    I have done this process several times and it works great.
    It takes less than a couple of minutes per video to do so it shouldn’t cost to much either.

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  • Andreas Kiel

    October 20, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Brent’s suggestion is the way to go.
    It takes only a few minutes to retime.



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  • Ben James

    February 7, 2024 at 2:38 pm

    Hi there! I had this same issue and this website was the only place I found someone asking about this problem. I know this post was made 7 years ago now, but I found a solution and thought I would leave it here for anybody that has the same problem in the future.
    The way to go is using “Nest” function. Here is the video I found that explains how to do it. Very quick and easy.

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