How to Add Subtitles to Video in Adobe Premiere Pro & Adobe Encore

August 27, 2015 BY EMILY GRIFFIN
Updated: June 11, 2020

Whether you’re new to video editing or you manage a professional video library, adding captions should be one essential skill in your arsenal. Learning how to add subtitles to video in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Encore is one step towards creating and sharing more accessible content for your audience.

 

Your Guide to Subtitling and Captioning in Adobe

 

What is Adobe Premiere Pro & Adobe Encore?

Adobe Premiere Pro is a video editing software that allows you to create and add closed caption and subtitle tracks to video projects. Premiere captions can be exported as a sidecar file or as an encoded video file.

Adobe Encore is a DVD authoring software that allows you to add closed caption and subtitle tracks to video projects.

You can create and add closed caption and subtitle tracks directly to your video projects in Adobe Premiere and Adobe Encore.

How to Add Subtitles to Video in Adobe

Closed captions are time-synced text that reflects the speech and essential sounds of a video as it plays. When captions and subtitles are provided as a side-car file, they can be toggled on and off by the viewer. If there is no side-car file, the captions must be burned (or encoded) into the video file itself.

So, how do you add captions to your Adobe videos?

Both Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Encore allow you to add closed caption and subtitle tracks to your video in the pre-recorded process.

It turns out the process of adding captions in Adobe requires just a few simple steps. For your convenience, we provide a free resource that lays out step-by-step instructions. You can even print, save, or share this resource that you can easily go back to it as needed.


Download our PDF guide on how to add captions and subtitles to video in Adobe Premiere and Adobe Encore.

 

How to Add Subtitles to Video in Adobe

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