Update on Speech to Text functionality in video tools
When it was originally implemented 6 years ago, the Speech to Text feature was based on state of the art technology that we anticipated would improve at a faster rate than it did. Today, after many years of work, we believe, and users confirm, that the Speech to Text implementation does not provide the experience expected by Premiere Pro users. Based on this, and feedback from customers, we have decided to remove the feature from the next update to Premiere Pro, Prelude and AME in order to focus our resources on other features.
The metadata generated by Speech to Text in existing projects will remain(it is embedded) and will persist moving forward to future versions and will be usable and accessible. Though the “content (speech) analysis” feature to create new speech analysis text will no longer be available in new versions, you will be able to view the text for any clips that have previously been analyzed and had speech text generated in previous versions (8.1 and earlier).
If you still need to use the feature, you can install CC 2013 Release (or earlier) and run a Speech to Text analysis on your media before bringing it into the current version of Premiere Pro CC. All metadata created by Speech to Text analysis will remain associated to your media, will be usable and accessible.
If you rely on this feature, make sure to read the release notes before you update so you can prepare for the workaround. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming updates to Premiere Pro CC, Prelude CC and Adobe Media Encoder CC and detailed documentation on the work around options.