How to make subtitles in Adobe Premiere

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How to make subtitles in Adobe Premiere
Add subtitles to your videos with Adobe Premiere Pro. (David Rogers/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images)

Adobe Premiere Pro is a video editing program for Windows and Mac OS X and is part of Adobe's Creative Suite. It lets film-makers import video from a camera, cut, edit and trim clips, and add titles with text and graphics on top of video. Subtitles can be added to your videos through the "titles" function of Premiere Pro. You can choose the timing, text type and positioning of the subtitle, and adjust size to fit the video.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Click "Title" in the menu bar, and then "New Title." The New Title window will appear. Type in a name for your subtitle, and click "OK."

  2. 2

    Click the "T" icon on the left toolbar of the Title window to select the "Text" tool. Click on the thumbnail of your video to place a new text box, and type in whatever you want your subtitle to be.

  3. 3

    Click the arrow icon for the "Select" tool. Click and drag the text box you created in Step 2 to move it to the desired position.

  4. 4

    Click one of the default styles in the bottom panel of the Title window to select a default colour and font for your subtitle. Alternatively, you can select a font in the drop-down box next to "Font Family" in the "Title Properties" panel.

  5. 5

    Close the Title window. Your new title will appear in the panel on the left-hand side of the Premiere Pro window.

  6. 6

    Click and drag the title to the Timeline and place it at the desired point in the video. Once in place, click and drag the edges of the clip in the Timeline to trim it to the desired length.

Tips and warnings

  • Place your subtitle within the safe area boxes displayed on the thumbnail to make sure it shows up properly on a TV.

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