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Speech to Text in Premiere Pro is an integrated workflow that allows you to automatically generate a transcript of your sequence and create customizable captions for your videos.

For users running Premiere Pro 15.4, 22.0 or 22.1 

Effective February 7, 2023, Speech to Text is no longer be supported on Premiere Pro 15.4, 22.0, and 22.1. Upgrade to the current version of Premiere Pro for full Speech to Text functionality.

The original version of Speech to Text used cloud-based transcription. In February 2022, Premiere Pro v22.2 switched to on-device transcription using installed language packs. We continued to support cloud-based transcription for users on earlier versions, but that ended on February 7, 2023.

On-device language packs offer faster transcriptions and can be used without an internet connection. An English language pack is included with your installation of Premiere Pro. Additional language packs for all supported languages can be installed as needed.

Frequently asked questions

Speech to Text in Premiere Pro provides a comprehensive solution for transcribing and captioning videos. What used to be a cumbersome process is now automated and fully integrated within the video editing workflow, giving you full creative control to customize the results. 

There is no additional cost. Speech to Text for Premiere Pro is included with your Creative Cloud all apps or Premiere Pro single app subscriptions.

With Premiere Pro 22.2 (and later) you can use Speech to Text offline. Premiere Pro includes an English language pack for transcriptions. Additional language packs can be downloaded individually. Once a language pack is installed, you can create transcriptions of your videos without an internet connection.

Premiere Pro 22.2 and higher use on-device transcription.

Speech to Text offers exceptional accuracy and Beta testers around the world have confirmed this in all currently supported languages. If there are errors, such as the spelling of names or words in other languages, these can be easily corrected in the Text panel . 

Speech to Text offers the only integrated captions workflow within an NLE, including every step in the workflow, from generating transcriptions to captioning your video and the full range of captions export options. 

Speech to Text in Premiere Pro offers exceptional accuracy and gives you full control over the content and timing of your captions so you can be sure that everything is perfect. You can create different versions in the same workflow -including attractive burned-in captions for platforms like Instagram and Twitter - and stay on-brand with reusable style presets.

Yes. Speech to Text leverages AI technology to generate transcripts and Adobe Sensei machine learning to position captions on the timeline so that they match the pacing and cadence of the spoken words.

No. Speech to Text cannot identify individual speakers and does not store audio files.

You can opt-in to allow Premiere Pro to distinguish between different voices in your transcription, identifying them as Speaker 1, Speaker 2, and so on. You can customize the names for each speaker in the Text panel. However, Premiere Pro does not remember individual voices or the names you give them, so you need to re-enter speaker names for new projects.

Yes. Speech to Text has been developed with security in mind.

Speech to Text enables users to remain GDPR-compliant, as the transcription service is hosted on servers based in the European Union or the United States, depending on the user’s location.  

Speech to Text is powered by a combination of Adobe proprietary technology — including Adobe Sensei machine learning— and 3rd-party technologies.

Speech to Text is available in Premiere Pro versions 15.4 and later as well as Premiere Pro (Beta). Open the Captions workspace to access the Speech to Text feature set.

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Speech to Text Language Support

Language packs are files you can download, allowing you to use Speech to Text without an internet connection. Premiere Pro 22.2 (and later) includes the English language pack. You can download other language packs individually, as needed. Languages packs are typically 650MB and offer the same accuracy as the original release of Speech to Text.

When you’re ready to create a video transcript, choose Transcribe sequence. Select a language from the dropdown menu. If the language pack has not already been installed, Premiere Pro will download, install, and transcribe the sequence. An Internet connection is required for the installation. 

Yes. To uninstall a language pack, open the Creative Cloud desktop application and choose the All Apps view at the top of the sidebar. Click on the Premiere Pro overflow menu (…) and select Add-ons. Choose the language pack(s) you want to remove. 

Note:

You cannot uninstall the English language pack.

Speech to text is available for:

  • English
  • English (UK)
  • Simplified Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Traditional Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Traditional Cantonese
  • Spanish
  • German
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Korean
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Hindi
  • Dutch
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish
  • Danish

Language packs allow you to use Speech to Text without an internet connection. Transcriptions are up to 3 times faster than the original cloud-based transcription function in Speech to Text.

Yes. We're working on adding support for additional languages. 

Yes. Whenever language packs are updated, these updates will be included automatically in future releases of Premiere Pro.

Using Speech to Text

There is currently no set limit for fair and reasonable usage by individual subscribers, for their own projects. 

Yes, you can create captions from a transcript again. Use the settings in the Create captions dialog to modify attributes such as maximum characters per line or single or double line, and so on. It’s easy to experiment and try out different settings and you can save your preferred settings as presets. 

Once you create a preset, a folder with the preset file is added to the Project Panel. If needed, you can export that file to share or store on your system. 

After the transcript has been created, there is an option to display pauses as [...] in the transcript. Since the transcript text is editable, you can also add pauses manually. 

Yes. Both closed captions standards are supported. 

Yes, you can add formatting, depending on the file type. Speech to Text supports SCC, MCC, XML, STL, SRT, and DFXMP sidecar formats, as well as some embedded caption formats for broadcast. For more information, see Supported file formats.

No. The ability to simultaneously export sidecar caption files in different languages is not currently available. 

For more information, see Speech to Text.

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