Tip #1496: Caption Formats Supported by Premiere Pro

… for Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Tip #1496: Caption Formats Supported by Premiere Pro

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

All these options exist because there is no single preferred standard.

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The reason there are so many caption formats is that every distributor has a different preference. Here’s a list of the caption formats supported by the 2021 release of Adobe Premiere Pro (v. 15.0.0):

  • SCC
  • MCC
  • XML
    • DFXP (W3C TTML)
    • SMPTE-TT
    • EBU-TT
  • STL
  • SRT

Captions can only be embedded in these three pro video formats:

  • MXF OP1a
  • DNxHD
  • ProRes


To illustrate the diversity of captions, here’s a link to an article showing which caption formats are preferred and supported by social media.

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