Recently, I needed to export a list of chapter markers and their timecode positions from a sequence in Adobe Premiere Pro. It wasn’t hard, but it also wasn’t obvious.
Compounding matters, I was on deadline. What I thought would work, didn’t. But, here’s what does.
This a portion of my edit – it’s a recent webinar containing captions, final mixed soundtrack, talking heads, screen shots and a B-roll. The red things at the top are the chapter markers. Just to be safe, I attached these to the timeline, not clips. (They may also export when attached to clips, but I didn’t have the time to find out.)
Naturally, I opened the sequence in the Timeline and chose File > Export > Markers.
Equally naturally, this didn’t work. Hm…
The secret is to select the sequence in the Project panel (or the Bin, if you have it stored in a bin).
Yup, that worked.
This dialog appears were you can choose to output a CSV (comma-separated values), text, or HTML file. For my purposes a CSV file was perfect. Here you also specify a storage location and file name.
Exporting the marker list is blindingly quick and the file size is microscopic; mine was 4 KB.
The exported file is easily opened in Microsoft Excel or Apple Numbers and looks like this.
Now that my deadline has passed, I spent a bit more time looking at this in Premiere. Chapter markers are displayed in the Markers panel, but there is no export option in the Markers panel itself.
When I was on deadline, this stopped me cold. So I scrambled to figure out a different way to export them.
However, when you display markers in the Markers panel, you can also export them using File > Export > Markers, as illustrated above.
So, there are two ways to export markers:
Whichever option you pick, you then choose File > Export > Markers.
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