Click Window > 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 14 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.
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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 Monitor. Captions have their own track on the timeline. Stylize your captions with the design tools in the Essential Graphics panel.
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.
As of Premiere Pro 22.2, Speech to Text allows you to download language packs so you can create transcriptions without an internet connection. Earlier versions of Premiere Pro require an internet connection to create transcripts.
You have other options to work with transcripts. Click the ... icon in the Transcript tab of the Text panel.
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.
Once you are happy with your transcript, you are ready to turn it into captions on your Timeline.
The Create Captions dialog box opens, presenting options for how your captions are arranged on the Timeline.
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.
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.
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.
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.