CAPTIONING
ONLINE MEDIA
An introductory guide for colleges and universities
Mary Reilly
Captioned Media Specialist
Service...
Five Basic Steps
1.  Download the video
2.  Create a transcript
3.  Generate a SubRip (.SRT) caption file
4.  Add the SRT ...
YouTube Automatic Captions
Transcripts have to be
97-100% accurate to be
comprehensible to a
reader.

no classes in Nepal ...
Terminology
•  Open Captions
•  Permanently displayed on screen

•  Closed Captions [CC]
•  Embedded in video; can be turn...
Terminology
•  Captions vs Transcripts
•  Transcripts in and of themselves fulfill accessibility

considerations.
•  Capti...
Mac OS X, File Formats, & Players
•  Macintosh vs Microsoft Windows operating systems
•  Mac OS X recommended for videos /...
Step 1: Download the Video
There are several ways and methods to download
videos off the Internet.
•  Factors: Operating S...
Download Videos via Web Services
KeepVid: www.keepvid.com
•  Mac platform (free), Google Chrome (not supported)
KeepVid.com
Download Videos via
Browser Extensions / Plugins
Video DownloadHelper (Firefox)
•  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo...
Video DownloadHelper (Firefox)
Download Videos from Desktop
YTD Video Downloader
•  http://www.ytddownloader.com/mac/
YTD Video Downloader Example
•  YouTube URL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKq1LuzS1f8
Step 2: Create a Transcript
Separate the audio track from the video
a.  Open MP4 video in QuickTime Player 7
b.  Go to Win...
Extract audio file from QuickTime Player 7
•  YouTube URL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO4-QwtFtp4
Professional Transcriptionists
Medical transcribers
•  Price: $.12-15 per line
•  Send video/audio files via Skype
•  Turn...
MEDI-TRAN Invoice March 2013
#

Document

Custom Lines Rate Amount

1 Oprah_20th _Anniversary_AIDS_Clip-True_Transcipt.doc...
Online Captioning Services
•  Automatic Sync Technologies
•  http://www.automaticsync.com/captionsync/
Automatic Sync Technologies
•  Turnaround: 72 hours (usually sooner)
•  $159/hour ($2.65/min) for transcript + caption (SR...
Online Captioning Services
•  3PlayMedia: http://www.3playmedia.com/
•  Turnaround: 4 business days
•  $150/hour ($2.50/mi...
Do-It-Yourself Online Transcription
Amara (Universal Subtitles) – http://www.amara.org
•  Follow the steps / tutorial vide...
Dictation (App)
Dictation (Google Chrome App) – http://ctrlq.org/dictation/
•  Need to have a microphone installed on comp...
Save Transcripts with UTF-8 Encoding
•  Save all transcript files as Plain Text Document (TXT) files
•  Read text as: Unic...
Step 3: Generate a SubRip (.SRT file)
Generating SRT Files Using Amara
•  When captioning is complete…
•  Click on ‘English’
•  Click on ‘Download Subtitles’
• ...
Download SRT file from Amara
CaptionSync & 3PlayMedia SubRip Files
CaptionSync
Captioning Files
$69/hour

3PlayMedia
Transcription Alignment
$1.25/min ...
Step 4: Add SubRip (SRT) files to Video
•  iSubtitle – http://www.bitfield.se/isubtitle/ ($20)
Creating [SDH] Video in iSubtitle
•  YouTube URL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUpCAbXyWMM
Creating [CC] Video in MacCaption
•  YouTube URL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIE2bWQst00
What she’s really saying…

no color, nothing, no sexual orientation
that makes us better than anyone else.
Step 5: Where to Play This Video?
•  Course/Learning Management Software
•  Course Tools (CTools), Blackboard, Desire2Lear...
Five Basic Steps
1.  Download the video
2.  Create a transcript
3.  Generate a SubRip (.SRT) subtitle file
4.  Add the SRT...
Questions?

Mary Reilly
Captioned Media Specialist
Services for Students with Disabilities
University of Michigan
reillym@...
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This presentation will discuss the methods used to provide video captioning in the classroom and on course management software. The session includes a demonstration of techniques to caption YouTube videos and other short video clips using free Internet applications. It is designed for participants who are interested in learning more about the video captioning process.

  • Great info, Mark. For an easy-to-use desktop solution, please try MovieCaptioner (Mac/Win). We offer a free ebook 'Get Started with Video Captioning' (in PDF or iBooks format) that is a good guide for people new to video captioning. It's really very easy with the right tools! Here is the link: http://www.synchrimedia.com
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Captioning Online Media: an introductory guide for colleges and universities

  1. 1. CAPTIONING ONLINE MEDIA An introductory guide for colleges and universities Mary Reilly Captioned Media Specialist Services for Students with Disabilities University of Michigan reillym@umich.edu 734.763.3035
  2. 2. Five Basic Steps 1.  Download the video 2.  Create a transcript 3.  Generate a SubRip (.SRT) caption file 4.  Add the SRT file to the video 5.  Playback the video with captions
  3. 3. YouTube Automatic Captions Transcripts have to be 97-100% accurate to be comprehensible to a reader. no classes in Nepal and nothing else that’s more inflation index is better than anyone
  4. 4. Terminology •  Open Captions •  Permanently displayed on screen •  Closed Captions [CC] •  Embedded in video; can be turned on/off •  Captions vs Subtitles •  Closed captions: English / native language •  Subtitles: Foreign Language •  Subtitles for Deaf/Hard of Hearing [SDH] •  Lay “over” the video file
  5. 5. Terminology •  Captions vs Transcripts •  Transcripts in and of themselves fulfill accessibility considerations. •  Captions not only display words as the textual equivalent of spoken dialogue or narration they also include speaker identification, sound effects, and music description.
  6. 6. Mac OS X, File Formats, & Players •  Macintosh vs Microsoft Windows operating systems •  Mac OS X recommended for videos / digital media •  MPEG4 / MOV video file formats •  High quality and half the storage space •  Playback on QuickTime Player •  Self-contained Video •  QuickTime Player (version 10 and 7) •  QuickTime Player 10 – used for audio/video recording •  QuickTime Player 7 – (older version) used to extract audio
  7. 7. Step 1: Download the Video There are several ways and methods to download videos off the Internet. •  Factors: Operating System (OS), Internet browsers •  A good summary to find a tool that works for you: “16 Alternative Ways to Download Online Videos” http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/download-youtubevideos/
  8. 8. Download Videos via Web Services KeepVid: www.keepvid.com •  Mac platform (free), Google Chrome (not supported)
  9. 9. KeepVid.com
  10. 10. Download Videos via Browser Extensions / Plugins Video DownloadHelper (Firefox) •  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video- downloadhelper/
  11. 11. Video DownloadHelper (Firefox)
  12. 12. Download Videos from Desktop YTD Video Downloader •  http://www.ytddownloader.com/mac/
  13. 13. YTD Video Downloader Example •  YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKq1LuzS1f8
  14. 14. Step 2: Create a Transcript Separate the audio track from the video a.  Open MP4 video in QuickTime Player 7 b.  Go to Window menu 1.  Choose ‘Show Movie Properties’ c.  Extract ‘Sound Track’ d.  Save as ‘AUDIO [title]’ in folder with video
  15. 15. Extract audio file from QuickTime Player 7 •  YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO4-QwtFtp4
  16. 16. Professional Transcriptionists Medical transcribers •  Price: $.12-15 per line •  Send video/audio files via Skype •  Turnaround: 24-72 hours depending on length and priority
  17. 17. MEDI-TRAN Invoice March 2013 # Document Custom Lines Rate Amount 1 Oprah_20th _Anniversary_AIDS_Clip-True_Transcipt.doc 127.81 0.12 15.34 2 Cynthia_Clip-True_Transcript.doc 23.81 0.12 2.86 3 Cynthia_Film-True_Transcript.doc 28.04 0.12 3.36 4 Cynthia_QuickTime-True_Transcript.doc 21.47 0.12 2.58 5 Dentist_Negotiation.doc 32.98 0.12 3.96 154.26 0.12 18.51 43.1 0.12 5.17 8 STATS_250-Lecture_02-21-13.doc 572.81 0.12 68.74 9 STATS_250-Lecture_02-26-13.doc 818.15 0.12 98.18 10 STATS_250-Lecture_02-28-13.doc 735.92 0.12 88.31 6 Murphy_Brown_Negotiation-True_Transcipt.doc 7 Miss_Representation-Official_Trailer-True_Transcript.doc Subtotal: Total: 5665.85 679.91 679.91
  18. 18. Online Captioning Services •  Automatic Sync Technologies •  http://www.automaticsync.com/captionsync/
  19. 19. Automatic Sync Technologies •  Turnaround: 72 hours (usually sooner) •  $159/hour ($2.65/min) for transcript + caption (SRT) file
  20. 20. Online Captioning Services •  3PlayMedia: http://www.3playmedia.com/ •  Turnaround: 4 business days •  $150/hour ($2.50/min) •  transcript + subtitle/caption file (SRT file)
  21. 21. Do-It-Yourself Online Transcription Amara (Universal Subtitles) – http://www.amara.org •  Follow the steps / tutorial videos to transcribe and time code video
  22. 22. Dictation (App) Dictation (Google Chrome App) – http://ctrlq.org/dictation/ •  Need to have a microphone installed on computer
  23. 23. Save Transcripts with UTF-8 Encoding •  Save all transcript files as Plain Text Document (TXT) files •  Read text as: Unicode (UTF-8)
  24. 24. Step 3: Generate a SubRip (.SRT file)
  25. 25. Generating SRT Files Using Amara •  When captioning is complete… •  Click on ‘English’ •  Click on ‘Download Subtitles’ •  SRT file will be downloaded to computer •  Save to Desktop or file folder
  26. 26. Download SRT file from Amara
  27. 27. CaptionSync & 3PlayMedia SubRip Files CaptionSync Captioning Files $69/hour 3PlayMedia Transcription Alignment $1.25/min - $75/hour
  28. 28. Step 4: Add SubRip (SRT) files to Video •  iSubtitle – http://www.bitfield.se/isubtitle/ ($20)
  29. 29. Creating [SDH] Video in iSubtitle •  YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUpCAbXyWMM
  30. 30. Creating [CC] Video in MacCaption •  YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIE2bWQst00
  31. 31. What she’s really saying… no color, nothing, no sexual orientation that makes us better than anyone else.
  32. 32. Step 5: Where to Play This Video? •  Course/Learning Management Software •  Course Tools (CTools), Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moodle, etc. •  Videos can be uploaded to site •  Most videos are less than 50MB •  Flash Drive / CD •  Give hard copy to professor / student •  Be sure to explain how to view captions/subtitles in QuickTime Player J
  33. 33. Five Basic Steps 1.  Download the video 2.  Create a transcript 3.  Generate a SubRip (.SRT) subtitle file 4.  Add the SRT file to the video 5.  Playback the video with captions
  34. 34. Questions? Mary Reilly Captioned Media Specialist Services for Students with Disabilities University of Michigan reillym@umich.edu 734.763.3035

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