I took a first look at the early access version of the speech-to-text feature in Premiere Pro.
As a reminder, Adobe announced a new Captioning Workflow coming to Premiere (at last!). You can already test it yourself in Premiere Pro Beta as I did in this video:
But they also announced an automatic speech-to-text feature meaning that there will be a button to transcribe a sequence or a clip while never leaving Premiere.
I applied for early access so that I could test it and share my findings with you.
So what do I think? I love it but there's still one question to be answered: will this feature work without limits under the regular CC subscription? Or will it be paid on top?
I do hope they include it in the plan. If they do, it will be bloody amazing.
The best thing about it is how convenient that is compering to 3rd party solutions. You simply click one button and an automatic transcript is being created.
I run a test for a short sequence (roughly 90 seconds long, 2 speakers). I just needed to select the language and what audio tracks/clips are supposed to be transcribed.
There's a checkbox for 'Transcribe In Point to Out Point only' which is quite thoughtful.
It took about a minute to send it to the transcoding engine, do the job and bring it back to Premiere. All without my input.
Once the transcript is ready you can create captions or subtitles and use all of the benefits of the new captioning workflow. For example, sending the playhead on the timeline to the moment a given word is being said, etc.
Hope you've found it helpful. Let's hope this feature will be included in Adobe's offer. It's gonna save us a lot of time and will simplify many workflows.