WGBH Power Point (captioning information)Presentation Transcript
Open Meeting Webcast Government Technology Conference 10:30-12:00 September 26, 2007 Jennifer Sagalyn Director of Marketing Media Access Group at WGBH
Overview of Web Captioning
REAL-TIME CAPTIONING (live)($)
Real-time captions (or live captions), consist of a live stream of video or audio, plus a separate stream of captions that are written and transmitted simultaneously.
The captions themselves are written by a stenographer trained as a captioner, called a stenocaptioner.
Real-time captioning is available from caption agencies and there are stenocaptioners that do freelance work as well. The National Court Reporters Association website is a good resource: www.ncraonline.org.
WEB-CONFERENCING: Adobe Connect
Adobe Connect is a web-conferencing product that supports live captioning. Adobe Connect does everything at once - video, audio, and captions.
Your live meeting takes place in a live Connect room, and is then available, captions and all, as an on-demand presentation.
Using a webcam you can have live video display in the video pod. This can be the focal point of your presentation or you can use the other features as well - shrinking the video and sharing your desktop, or applications or creating a whiteboard with your attendees.
MEDIA FORMAT CHART No No SAMI Windows Media, AVI, WAV, others Windows Media Player Yes (SMIL) Yes (SMIL) RealText (SMIL) RM, AVI, WAV, others RealPlayer Yes (embedded tracks) Yes (embedded tracks) QText (SMIL and embedded tracks) MOV, AVI, WAV, others QuickTime Yes (embedded) Yes (embedded) QT, DXFP Flash .FLV Flash Descriptions supported Descriptions supported Caption format supported Format(s) Player
ON-DEMAND CAPTION QUOTE EXAMPLE
On-demand Content: Monthly board meeting, 1 hour Delivery Format: The client will provide WGBH with a Windows Media File Playback Formats: WGBH will provide the client with files for playback in Windows Media and Flash. Files will be available on an FTP site.
$350/hour -without a transcript
$200/hour - with a transcript
Turnaround time: 3-5 days
File packages and Additional Information A package with all of the files needed to support Windows Media Player, Real Player, QuickTime Player and Adobe Flash Player is available for $50. Credit Cards are accepted.
Resources Materials for New York State on WGBH website: http://main.wgbh.org/wgbh/pages/mag/services/captioning/ Contact: [email_address]