First let me get this out of the way: I can not use any third party software to load captions into my videos. With that said, what is the best way to get Closed Captions into my videos (it's about 5mins long) with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6?

IF I must type it in, that's fine...but tell me how. I'm a newbie. Thanks.


To answer your question, you can't create Closed Captions in PP CS6. It's a new feature only available CC onwards.

Source: From Adobe forum You have a few choices -- there are two commercial products that I have used and know about, to create sidecar closed captioning files that are usable in PPRO and follow industry standarads for CC: CPC (www.cpcweb.com) makes a authoring program called 'MacCaption' for MAC and 'Caption Maker' for WIN. Also, a German company (www.zeitanker.com) makes a program called 'Annotation Edit'.

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Have you perhaps considered the Adobe Premiere documentation? There is an import option under File... Import. They can either be imported as a sidecar file or embedded in a clip. You'd most likely be using the sidecar. The documentation is for CC, but the import is very similar.

Note this can only be exported to tape though. There is unfortunately no option to output them embedded in a file in CS6.

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  • That link is for Adobe Premiere CC, not CS6. Not an option for this case, unfortunately. – redshift Oct 25 '13 at 15:12
  • @redshift - the steps are the same I think, it just will only run out to tape. It can't output them embedded to a file. – AJ Henderson Oct 25 '13 at 15:13

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