After Effects SRT Importer Script

The After Effects SRT Importer Script allows After Effects users to easily import subtitles or captions, customize them and add graphic treatments. Once created, they can be rendered or directly imported into Premiere Pro as a saved After Effects project, where they can be used as burned-in subtitles.

The free script is usable in After Effects CC 2014.2 and higher.

To get the free After Effects script, go to our SRT Importer Registration Page. Or keep on reading!

After Effects SRT Importer

About The After Effects SRT Importer

While it’s designed for use with Digital Anarchy’s Transcriptive, the After Effects script can use any SRT file. SRT files can be generated from many sources, and the After Effects SRT Importer Script will work with all of them. It doesn't matter if the file is created with Transcriptive, YouTube, MacCaption, other A.I. services or even human transcription services.

It's an easy way of getting subtiles or captions into After Effects and then into Premiere Pro. For social video, subtitles are critical. YouTube and Facebook videos are often watched without sound and subtitles make the video watchable. Additionally, the FCC has implemented rules for online video that require subtitles for accessibility reasons. The After Effects SRT Importer makes it simple to add subtitles to any graphics package created in After Effects and use it in Premiere Pro.

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How The SRT Importer Works

Once you have an SRT file from Transcriptive or other application, just open up the SRT Importer script in After Effects. You can set a couple options, select the SRT file and the SRT Importer will automagically create a text layer that has all the subtitles.

Customize the text layer as you normally would, add background graphics and then save the After Effects project. You can then bring the project into Premiere Pro via Dynamic Link or a Motion Graphic Template and use it on your editing project.

Watch the training video

To see how the free After Effects script works, check out our training video. In only a few minutes, we will show you how to import SRT files, customize them and bring them into Premiere Pro.

Click here to get The After Effects SRT Importer, our free script for After Effects.

Click here to try a free demo of Transcriptive, to get transcripts via A.I. or human services and turn them into subtitles and captions. It allows you to get transcripts for all your video footage, making it easy to search them, edit video via text (creating 'paper cuts') and generate subtitles.