Premiere Pro to Automatically Generate Captions with Speech to Text Feature

The Adobe Sensei powered feature is set to launch in 2021. 

No one enjoys creating closed captions for video. YouTube has an algorithm, which for the most part does a decent job creating them, but it's not without flaws.

Adobe looks to perfect its own version in Premiere Pro with Speech to Text, a Sensei-powered feature that will automatically generate a transcript and add captions to your video.

Though the feature isn't expected to arrive until next year, when it does, it will mirror the pacing of your talent's speech and match it to the video timecode. So, as your subject speaks, the captions will be automatically generated and adjust along with your edit. Cool.

Adobe says the feature will support a number of different languages including English, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Chinese, Hindi, and more, which is a nice touch for our global audience. 

Additionally, Premiere Pro will be seeing a new design tool in the Essential Graphics panel that will allow you to customize and style the captions. Though the Speech to Text feature will arrive in 2021, you can sign up to be an early adopter here.      

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Omg!! I can't wait.

October 20, 2020 at 6:47PM

Albert Acosta

This would be a game changer!

October 21, 2020 at 12:14PM


If this works reliably it will be a HUGE game changer for me, especially if they can create a 90% reliable transcript with time stamps.

I have over 300 hours of skype videos I'd like to get transcribed so I can rapidly search for specific content. Right now it is cost prohibitive to do.

November 18, 2020 at 6:57PM

Robert W.