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  • Moving subtitles to video layers

  • Doug Lyons

    April 6, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    I’m now actively using Premiere Pro 2021 and want to change the subtitles I’ve generated using the new caption features into more traditional text layers in order to add dissolves. Does anyone know if this can be done without doing a cut and paste of the hundreds of subtitle text bits? (Hi Oliver!)

  • Andreas Kiel

    April 7, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    Unfortunately this can’t be done (anymore).

    Even though the new captions look like “GraphicAndType” items, they are still a special kind of captions. So a a single caption can’t be copied from the caption track and then be pasted into a normal track.

    While in 2020 you where able to export the captions and re-import as “GraphicsAndType” text layers using 3rd party apps (for example my premiereTitles) this is not possible anymore since the format for “GraphicsAndType” data storage has changed as well.

    Latter also prevents users from exporting “GraphicsAndType” as captions as well.

  • Eric Santiago

    April 7, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    Can it be rendered with alpha?

    Then re-import and cut for dissolves?

    I know sounds like a lot of work 🙁

  • Andreas Kiel

    April 8, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Sure you can do, but then you have to do “1000s of cuts and deletes” before applying transitions. ?

  • Doug Lyons

    April 9, 2021 at 4:09 am

    I realized I only had to alter the specific ones I wanted to do the fades on. So there is still cut and paste but there are not hoops through which one must jump….

  • Doug Lyons

    December 31, 2021 at 1:44 am

    My easy workaround is to duplicate the sequence and turn off all video layers except the subtitles and then treat that sequence as a source and bring it into the duplicate sequence as a source. You can now fade subtitles up and down or go behind other layers!

  • Michael Grenadier

    January 7, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    great workaround Doug. Wondering if you could apply the “edit detect” function to that so all your ins and outs of the titles would be in the timeline… Would save some time.

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