Presentation on theme: "Where Innovation Is Tradition Hands-On: Captioning/AD 101 AHEAD in Virginia Spring Conference March 28, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Where Innovation Is Tradition Hands-On: Captioning/AD 101 AHEAD in Virginia Spring Conference March 28, 2014
Where Innovation Is Tradition Purpose Offering instruction on the basics of the captioning process, we will cover different strategies for adding captions to your videos and discuss the pros and cons of outsourcing vs. in-sourcing. The hope is that this brief intro informs you for starting your own in-house process, for purchasing decisions, for communicating with IT personnel, or for engaging in further research.
Where Innovation Is Tradition What We Will Cover Captioning/Audio Description Basics Hands-On (YouTube, QuickTime, YouDescribe) Alternative Options Resources Q&A
Where Innovation Is Tradition What is Captioning? “...spoken dialogue as printed words on the television screen. Captions are specifically designed for viewers who are deaf and hard of hearing, however, they allow anyone to follow along through carefully placed words that identify speakers, on- and off-screen sound effects, music, and laughter.” http://main.wgbh.org/wgbh/pages/mag/captioning.html
Where Innovation Is Tradition Captioning or Subtitles Captioning Deaf/Hoh Move to denote speaker Notate sounds/other significant audio (e.g., dog barking) Aims to render all utterances Render tone (e.g., whispering, [BRITISH ACCENT]) Open vs. closed Subtitles Hearing who do not understand language of dialogue Positioned bottom-center Selective rendering of audio Open vs. Closed
Where Innovation Is Tradition Captioning Format Types Transcripts and support files .clean.txt .txt (may contain sync markers) Web-based captions .vtt (HTML5) .srt (YouTube/Vimeo) .qt.txt/qt.smil (QuickTime) .smi/.asx (Windows Media Player) .dfxp.xml (Flash) .rt/.rt.smil (RealPlayer) List goes on...
Where Innovation Is Tradition What is Audio Description? “...the accessibility of the visual images of theater, television, movies, and other art forms for people who are blind, have low vision, or who are otherwise visually impaired....It is commentary and narration, which guides the listener through the presentation with concise, objective descriptions of new scenes, settings, costumes, body language, and "sight gags," all slipped in between portions of dialogue or songs.” http://www.acb.org/adp/ad.html#what
Where Innovation Is Tradition e.g., Accessible Video (Stuck on an Escalator) Stuck on an Escalator Video (Accessible Version), https://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=YQUAs3syuJE https://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=YQUAs3syuJE
Where Innovation Is Tradition Creating Accessible Videos Using YouTube, QuickTime, and YouDescribe
Where Innovation Is Tradition HANDS-ON: Captioning with YouTube 1.Log into your YouTube account. 2.Click the Upload button. Public/Unlisted/Private? 3.Select one of the videos provided for you: Perfect Pitch What 2 Wear? How Did You Prepare? 4.After uploading your video, follow the instructions for uploading your captions file (i.e., ends with.srt). 5.Edit your captions. 6.Repeat process using text file (i.e., ends with.txt) instead of captions file.
Where Innovation Is Tradition HANDS-ON: Audio Description with YouDescribe 1.Log into your YouDescribe account. 2.Enter the name of the video that you would like to describe in the ‘Search’ field. 3.Click the link to ‘Create/Edit Descriptions’ link next to your video. 4.Watch the video in the Authoring Description window. Pause the video at the location where you want to insert a descriptive clip. 5.Press record and speak your description into the microphone. Click on Stop when finished recording. 6.Click the Upload button. When the Upload completes, you should see a new clip added to the table of clips. 7.Resume watching after the upload completes. Repeat steps 4-6 until the video is over. No need to save anything at the end. Each of your description clips is saved when you upload it.
Where Innovation Is Tradition DEMO: Audio Description with YouDescribe E.g., YouDescribe: 100 Year-old BFFs, http://youdescribe.ski.org/rel/search.php#dialog http://youdescribe.ski.org/rel/search.php#dialog
Where Innovation Is Tradition DEMO: Adding Captions with QuickTime Pro 1.Open QuickTime Player 7. 2.Click File, ‘Open File...’. 3.Select “PerfectPitch.qt.txt”. 4.Once file opens, click Edit, then Select All. 5.Click Edit, Copy. 6.Again, click File, ‘Open File...’. 7.Select “PerfectPitch.mp4” video file to open it. 8.Once file opens, click Edit, Add to Movie. 9.Play movie (captions to be adjusted). 10.Click Window, Show Movie Properties. 11.Select “Text Track” and adjust offset for movie. 12.Play movie to make sure captions are properly adjusted. 13.Finally, click File, Save As a “self-contained” movie.
Where Innovation Is Tradition Captioning – Alternative Options In-House Student workers IT Staff Campus TV DSS Staff 3 rd -party Automatic Sync ($2.65/$1.45) 3PlayMedia ($2.35/$1.00) Cielo24 ($1.50) Docsoft ($1.75) eScribe ($1.80/$1.25) List goes on...
Where Innovation Is Tradition Additional Resources Captioning Adding Captions Files or Transcripts to YouTube [PDF] Adding Captions Files or Transcripts to YouTube Captioning Output Formats (Automatic Sync) Captioning Output Formats Captions Format Converter (3PlayMedia) Captions Format Converter Captioning with QuickTime Pro (Univ. of Wisc) Captioning with QuickTime Pro Audio Description YouDescribe – How to Create Audio Descriptions [Video] YouDescribe – How to Create Audio Descriptions YouDescribe – Step-by-Step Instructions YouDescribe – Step-by-Step Instructions
Where Innovation Is Tradition Contact Information Assistive Technology Initiative Address: George Mason University 4400 University Drive MSN 6A11 Fairfax, VA 22030 Phone: 703-993-4329 Fax: 703-993-4743 Email: email@example.com@gmu.edu Web: http://ati.gmu.eduhttp://ati.gmu.edu
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