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1 CAPTIONING ONLINE MEDIA An introductory guide for colleges and universities Mary Reilly Captioned Media Specialist Services for Students with Disabilities University of Michigan

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

3 YouTube Automatic Captions Transcripts have to be % accurate to be comprehensible to a reader. no classes in Nepal and nothing else that’s more inflation index is better than anyone

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 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 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 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 ” videos/

8 Download Videos via Web Services KeepVid: Mac platform (free), Google Chrome (not supported)

9 KeepVid.com

10 Download Videos via Browser Extensions / Plugins Video DownloadHelper (Firefox) https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video- downloadhelper/ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video- downloadhelper/

11 Video DownloadHelper (Firefox)

12 Download Videos from Desktop YTD Video Downloader

13 YTD Video Downloader Example YouTube URL:

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 Extract audio file from QuickTime Player 7 YouTube URL: QwtFtp4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO4- QwtFtp4

16 Professional Transcriptionists Medical transcribers Price: $ per line Send video/audio files via Skype Turnaround: hours depending on length and priority

17 MEDI-TRAN Invoice March 2013 #Document Custom Lines RateAmount 1Oprah_20th _Anniversary_AIDS_Clip-True_Transcipt.doc Cynthia_Clip-True_Transcript.doc Cynthia_Film-True_Transcript.doc Cynthia_QuickTime-True_Transcript.doc Dentist_Negotiation.doc Murphy_Brown_Negotiation-True_Transcipt.doc Miss_Representation-Official_Trailer-True_Transcript.doc STATS_250-Lecture_ doc STATS_250-Lecture_ doc STATS_250-Lecture_ doc Subtotal: Total:

18 Online Captioning Services Automatic Sync Technologies

19 Automatic Sync Technologies Turnaround: 72 hours (usually sooner) $159/hour ($2.65/min) for transcript + caption (SRT) file

20 Online Captioning Services 3PlayMedia: Turnaround: 4 business days $150/hour ($2.50/min) transcript + subtitle/caption file (SRT file)

21 Do-It-Yourself Online Transcription Amara (Universal Subtitles) – Follow the steps / tutorial videos to transcribe and time code video

22 Dictation (App) Dictation (Google Chrome App) – Need to have a microphone installed on computer

23 Save Transcripts with UTF-8 Encoding Save all transcript files as Plain Text Document (TXT) files Read text as: Unicode (UTF-8)

24 Step 3: Generate a SubRip (.SRT file)

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 Download SRT file from Amara

27 CaptionSync & 3PlayMedia SubRip Files CaptionSync3PlayMedia Captioning Files $69/hour Transcription Alignment $1.25/min - $75/hour

28 Step 4: Add SubRip (SRT) files to Video iSubtitle – ($20)http://www.bitfield.se/isubtitle/

29 Creating [SDH] Video in iSubtitle YouTube URL:

30 Creating [CC] Video in MacCaption YouTube URL:

31 What she’s really saying… no color, nothing, no sexual orientation that makes us better than anyone else.

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

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

34 Questions? Mary Reilly Captioned Media Specialist Services for Students with Disabilities University of Michigan


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