Tip #1447: Change Caption Timing

… for Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Tip #1447: Change Caption Timing

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Caption timing is adjusted in the timeline, similar to trimming clips.

A caption clip with three trimmed captions inside.

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In Premiere, captions are contained in a caption file. As the screen shot illustrates, multiple captions are stored in the same file.

  • To change the duration of a caption, drag an edge; this is similar to trimming a clip.
  • To change the location of a caption, click in the center and drag the caption.
  • To delete a caption, click it, then press the big Delete key.
  • To add a new caption, double-click the caption file in the timeline to open the Caption panel. Click the Plus button in the lower right corner to add a new caption at the position of the playhead.
  • To correct a typo, use the same Caption panel.


You can also use the Caption panel to adjust formatting and alignment.

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