Premiere Pro CC Tutorial, Part 24: Closed Captions Pt 2

A new Premiere Pro CC 101 tutorial

By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS)

In our last lesson in learning Adobe Premiere Pro CC, talked about how to set up to view Closed Captions in your timeline (click here for part 1). In this lesson, let’s create the Closed Captions themselves.  

Most editors head, right away, to the Captions Window, and try to start creating captions from there. That’s not quite how it works. Much like any other element in Premiere, you need a clip to start with, so navigate to FILE>NEW>CAPTIONS.


Next, you’ll want to match the Captions size to that of your timeline, and the standard as well; we will choose 708. Once the clips appears in your project, you’ll immediately see the Captions window become active with your new caption file editable.

Now, simply add the first caption, and the start/end time, and when you’re ready to add the next one, simple press the plus button at the bottom of the window. You can also adjust the location, and even add music icons to signify parts of your video where there is music only.

Creating a closed caption

Once you’re done, simply drop the caption clip onto the top most available track, make sure you’re viewing the correct layer/caption type, and you’re all set to go!

Final result

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Kevin P. McAuliffe is one of the Senior Editors at Extreme Reach in Toronto, Canada. His current clients include Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and E1 Entertainment to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @kpmcauliffe.

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