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Tutorial: Producing Closed Captions in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

In this tutorial you'll learn how to create and edit industry-standard closed captions for video using the new closed-captioning capabilities in the just-released Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Editing Closed Captions in Premiere Pro

To edit a caption, click the file, click the new Captions tab in the Project panel shown in Figure 8 (below). Premiere Pro displays the individual captions.

Figure 8. Here’s where you edit your captions.

To edit caption text, click the text to make it active, and then type the necessary changes. You can also change the type of captions (how the captions type appears--pop-on, roll-up, etc.) by clicking the Type pull-down (Figure 9, below). Elsewhere in the Captions panel you can see in Figure 9, you can change the alignment; you can add italics; you can underline. You add a music note if you want to signal that background music is playing, or if the words in the captions are being sung.

Figure 9. Changing how the captions type appears

You can also change the background color as shown in Figure 10 (below). But be sure to select both lines before you do that so that the color changes behind both lines. And you can do the same for text color by selecting the text, then choosing the text color.

Figure 10. Changing the background color

At the far right of the Captions panel are controls for placement of the captions within the window. To add a caption, click the Add Caption button at the bottom left of the panel (Figure 11, below).

Figure 11. Adding a caption

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