by Olaf von Voss | 17th August 2016
With the latest update to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, you are now able to create open captions as well as closed captions without the need to ever leave the NLE. If you are in need of a quick and easy way to subtitle your work, this is something that’s definitely worth a look! Closed Captions Made Easy Premiumbeat’s Jason Boone has just released a video tutorial in which he discusses the new captioning capabilities in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. This update makes it possible to not only create open captions (which are nothing more than burnt in subtitles) as well as the so-called closed captions, which the viewer is able to toggle on or off as well as switch between different languages. Well, if someone had the patience to type them all into the editor, that is. How to Create Closed Captions The process is really pretty straight forward. It can be broken down in 4 simple steps: insert captions (new item > captions) and choose your video setting choose your captions format (closed or open captions) edit captions (writing, formatting, timing) export (burnt in or sidecar file) That’s it, really. You no longer need a third party tool for this task, at least if the available settings meet your needs in terms of formatting options and so on. The options are quite limited, but to my mind subtitles don’t need to be super fancy. the captions editor in Premiere Pro CC Conclusion Watching the video above, the process seems to be very simple and straight forward. But in the end, we’re talking about a tiny plugin within a NLE, and I’m not entirely sure if I would want to create closed captions for a 90min piece that way. Maybe other third-party solutions like MacCaption (CaptionMaker on Windows – website) might be the more efficient tool when it comes to projects with a lot of text. On the other hand, the closed caption tool is deeply integrated within Premiere Pro and it comes as a free update, while the MacCaption software starts at $1,095 up to a whooping $6,235. That’s only reasonable if you are doing A LOT of professional work on a daily basis. What do you think? A much welcomed feature or something you don’t really need? Let us know in the comments section below! source: Premiumbeat.comRead more
by Adam Plowden | 7th July 2016
The Adobe 2015.3 Update recently released includes a plethora of new features, adding proxy media creation, new colour features and camera support to Premiere Pro, and many more CC applications. New updates to editing and media applications are always exciting, and Adobe have added some killer features to the arsenal of tools we use on a day-to-day basis with their Adobe 2015.3 Update. Premiere Pro sees expanded features with proxies, new colour features and much more. Edit While Ingesting and Transcoding Proxies For those unfamiliar with proxies, it’s the process of creating a low-res version of your footage for editing, which can then be linked and replaced with your original footage on export. This saves lots of time when editing with high resolution or data rate footage such as ProRes 422/HQ files in 4K and above for example. You can choose to transcode and create proxies in the ‘Ingest Settings’, where drop down menus guide you to select appropriate formats and codecs for the proxies. You can also create your own proxy file presets for specific workflows. The magic of this workflow is that you can edit while the footage and proxies are being ingested and transcoded, as they are being processed by Media Encoder in the background. VR and 360 Degree Video Previews VR and 360 video is BIG, but previewing and editing the footage after it has been stitched together can be difficult. A new tool, accessible through the button editor, allows the preview and playback of 360 video as it would be on a device. After adjusting the VR settings in the playback window, you can click and drag through your 360 degree scene to see the whole environment. Not only that, you can also edit the clip while the VR preview is applied, to get that immersive experience that your viewer or audience will experience as the sequence is built. Enhanced Colour Control Premiere Pro now has secondary HSL and colour adjustments built into Lumetri, allowing you to isolate and adjust either a range of colours or specific colours. The demo example of this makes it look very easy to do, and I’m keen on trying this tool out. Open Captioning The addition of open captioning is fantastic for expanding the content access for viewers that are deaf, and for audiences speaking different languages. Open captions are burnt in to the video file and are unable to be turned off (for specific language regions), and closed captions are now offered as part of the tool line up so viewers can switch off the subtitles if they are not needed. New captions can be created and edited very easily, with flexible options for changing the font, size, colour and positioning. There are many more new features in Premiere Pro and Media Encoder that are available with the Adobe 2015.3 Update, including: Control interface support (for the Tangent Ripple or Palette V2 for example). Edit in native formats with high resolution footage from the Red Raven and Weapon 6K. Publish videos directly online from Media Encoder CC. More here. New browser display in Media Encoder CC. The Adobe 2015.3 Update is certainly exciting, and bursting with new features. Remember that, by default, a Premiere update will remove your older version. If you are interested in keeping the existing version, go to “Update”>”Advanced options” and un-tick the box “Remove old version”. For a more in-depth look at the new and updated features in the Adobe 2015.3 Update, check out the following links: Premiere Pro CC Media Encoder CC After Effects CCRead more
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