Hi. I have created scc caps for many years (using Swift Create) and recently thought I’d import my scc files into Premiere Pro (2022) and see how they look when I play them back there (partly because I’m now using PP to convert my scc-608 files to scc-708). To my surprise, the timing of the caps is out of sync after import. I’m trying to find out why. Tried many things, spent 2 hours with an Adobe rep, who didn’t seem to know much about scc encoder build-up times and 608/708 variants. Poked around all possibly relevant settings on PP for an hour. Really beginning to think that a Zoom session would be great with someone who knows both caps and PP. But as this isn’t a job forum, I’ll just ask if someone has any idea why the SCC-608 caps are out of sync after importing into PP.
It’s not just the timing that is screwed up when I import scc files to Premiere Pro. It also messes up the words! Some of this seems to be due to the fact that the first caption with text is “roll-up,” not “pop-on” like the rest. PP can’t seem to handle that.
Okay, I finally got a callback from Adobe. It turns out that Premiere Pro is not designed to import SCC files UNLESS those SCC files were created in Premiere Pro.
I wish they had told me that up front. I do not think they make that clear in their documentation either — or at least I never noticed that clarification. Adobe seemed to be defensive about this. To confuse matters, they kept blaming it on my software, without telling me that PP won’t import SCC files from ANY outside caption creation system.
So in some sense, Adobe doesn’t use real SCC files at all, since legitimate SCC files cannot even be imported into Premiere Pro.
They use a format that is tweaked to be proprietary, I guess.