Speech to Text

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Automatically generate transcripts and add captions to your videos to improve accessibility and boost engagement with Speech to Text in Premiere Pro.

Speech to Text is available in the latest version of Premiere Pro. If you haven't already done so, update now.

Why Speech to Text?

Caption all videos.

Captions make video more accessible and increase viewer engagement, but the workflows have been complicated and time-consuming. With Speech to Text, Premiere Pro makes captioning videos the new standard.

Automated. Integrated. And totally creative.

Speech to Text automates transcription and captioning, while still giving you full creative control of the results, including all the design power of the Essential Graphics panel.

Impressive accuracy in 13 languages.

Speech to Text is available for users around the world, delivering accurate results and empowering you to reach your audiences, wherever they are. 

Built into Premiere Pro.

Speech to Text is included with your subscription at no extra cost, so you can increase the value of your videos easily and efficiently. 

Working with Speech to Text

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Want to follow along with the instructions? Open a project in Premiere Pro (15.4 or later) and get started!

1. Auto-transcribe your video.

When your edit is ready for the finishing touches, use Speech to Text to create a transcription of your sequence.


2. Generate captions.

Add your captions to the Timeline, using the power of Adobe Sensei machine learning to match the pacing of the spoken dialog.

3. Stylize your captions.

Stylize and position your captions on your video using the design tools in the Essential Graphics panel.

Overview of the workspace

The Speech to Text and Captions interface
The Speech to Text and Captions interface

The Captions workspace consists of the Text panel (including the Transcript and Captions tabs). You auto-transcribe your video in the Transcript tab, and then generate your captions, which you can edit in the Captions tab and in the Program MonitorCaptions have their own track on the timeline. Stylize your captions with the design tools in the Essential Graphics panel.

Auto-transcribe your video

The easiest and fastest way to create captions is to start with a transcript of your video. Speech to Text automates this process for you.


Speech to Text requires an internet connection for creating transcripts.

  1. Click Window > Text.

  2. In the Transcript tab, click Create transcription.

    Transcribing speech to text
    Transcribing speech to text


    • Audio analysis: Choose to transcribe audio clips tagged as Dialogue using the Essential Sound panel, or choose to transcribe audio from a specific audio track. 
    • Language: Select the language in the video. For more information, see Supported Languages.
    • Transcribe in point to out point only: If you have marked In and Out points, you can specify Premiere Pro to transcribe the audio within that range.
    • Merge output with existing transcription: You can insert the auto-transcription into an existing transcription when transcribing between specific In and Out points. Selecting this option creates continuity between the existing transcription and the new one.
    • Opt-in to recognizing when different speakers are talking: Select this option if you have multiple speakers in your sequence or video.
  3. Click Transcribe.

    Premiere Pro starts the transcription process and displays the results within the Transcript tab.

Edit the speakers in your transcription

  1. Click the ... icon next to the speaker.
  2. Choose Edit Speakers.
  3. In the Edit Speakers dialog box, click the Edit icon to change the name of the speaker.
  4. To add a new speaker, click Add Speaker and change the name.
  5. Click Save.

Find and replace text in your transcription

  1. Type in the search term in the Search text field. Premiere Pro highlights all instances of the search term in the transcription.
  2. Use the up and down arrows to navigate through all instances of the search term.
  3. Click the Replace icon and type in a replacement text. 
  4. To replace only a selected instance of the search term, click Replace. To replace all instances of the search term, click Replace All.

Other transcription options

You have other options to work with transcripts.  Click the ... icon in the Transcript tab of the Text panel.

  • Re-transcribe sequence - You might choose to do this, for example, if you decide to change your edit.
  • Export transcript - Use this option to create a .prtranscript file that can be opened in the Transcript panel using the Import transcript option.
  • Import transcript - Use this option, for example, in collaborative workflows, when you have a final edit and the transcription has been generated by another user.
  • Display pauses as [...] - Display pauses as ellipses so that the transcript shows where there are gaps in the dialog.     
  • Export to text file - Use this option to create a .txt file for proof-reading, to share with a client, or to create written content for your video.
  • Disable auto-scrolling - Select this option if you want to keep a section of the transcript visible in the Text panel, while scrubbing or playing the sequence in the timeline.


Other transcription options
Other transcription options

 You can also split and merge transcript segments using the Split segment and Merge segment options that are at the top of the Transcript tab. Depending on the size of the Text panel, you can also access them by clicking the ... icon in the Transcript tab. Use these options, for example, when there is a speaker change that has not been detected. Or when there is a longer pause in the dialog, and story-wise it makes sense to start with a new paragraph or segment.

Generate captions

Once you are happy with your transcript, you are ready to turn it into captions on your Timeline.

  1. Click Create Captions.

  2. The Create Captions dialog box opens, presenting options for how your captions are arranged on the Timeline.

    • Create from sequence transcript: This is the default option for when you want to create captions using the sequence transcript.
    • Create blank track: Use this option if you want to manually add captions or import an existing .srt file into the Timeline.
    • Caption preset: The Subtitle Default option is suitable for the majority of use cases.
    • Format: Select the type of caption format you want for your video. Subtitle is suitable for most use cases.
    • Stream: Some of the caption formats (such as Teletext) have different broadcast streams, which you can then specify.
    • Style: If you have saved any caption styles, you can choose them here.
    • Length, duration, and gap between captions: These options set the maximum number of characters and minimum duration of seconds for each line of caption text. You can also specify gaps between captions.
    • Lines: Choose if you want your caption in a single line or wrap into two lines.
    Caption options
    Caption options


    In most cases, you won't need to make any changes in this dialog, but if you need to make adjustments, such as applying specific broadcast standard or your own prefered style for your captions, you can use these options to do that.

  3. Click Create.

    Premiere Pro creates the captions and adds them to the Captions Track on the Timeline, aligned with the dialog in the video.

    You can also see all the captions in the Captions tab in the Text window. You can continue to edit your caption text, find and replace text, and navigate to specific portions of your video by clicking on words in the Captions tab, or directly in your Program Monitor.

Stylize your captions

After you add your captions, you can make updates to the way they look and feel using the design tools in the Essential Graphics panel. For more information on this part of the workflow, see Working with captions.

Do more with captions

Captions have their own track on the timeline where you can make small edits to caption items like other clips or media in your sequence. Additionally, you can modify the display of the caption track. You can also export captions as .txt. or a .SRT file. 

Supported languages

  • English
  • English (UK)
  • Simplified Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Traditional Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
  • German
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese (European)
  • Korean
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Hindi

Have a question or an idea?

If you have a question to ask or an idea to share, come and participate in our Premiere Pro community. We would love to hear from you and see your captioned videos.

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