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How to generate closed captions

How do I generate closed captions?

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    Please do take the time to watch all our tutorials.

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    • brett r
    • brett_r
    • 5 yrs ago
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    Which one specifically?

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    Sorry I thought I posted it. This is a quick overview.

     

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    • brett r
    • brett_r
    • 5 yrs ago
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    captions != generate CC

    Looks like this is not possible.

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
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    brett r You can create Closed Captions in ScreenFlow  Additionally ScreenFlow can export .srt. 

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    • brett_r
    • 5 yrs ago
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    How? I don't see any way to generate them.

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    brett r Maybe I don't understand your question. The tutorial shows how to create them and that you can export them as an SRT file if needed. 

    You'll have to explain what you're trying to do because there's the tutorial is fairly complete. You can most certainly Generate and Export Closed Captions.

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    Closed Captions is an area of expertise for us.
    We even have a product specifically for that purpose targeting the higher end market.
    MacCaption

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    • brett r
    • brett_r
    • 5 yrs ago
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    CraigS 

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    • brett r
    • brett_r
    • 5 yrs ago
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    All that video shows is how to manually add captions. Who wants to do that? No one. $1000+? Nope. Like I've been saying, I'm looking for something that will spit out the captions auto. I don't know how else to explain it for you.

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    brett r Sorry but I don't understand what you're asking. You type the text. It becomes the caption. If you want to "spit out" the captions you export it as .srt which is the caption file.

    Adding captions always involves manual work. That why high end users buy our MacCaption. You type or import text files and then you format against the video.

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    There's no "auto" captioning. There are companies that make speech to text convertors. They still involve a lot of manual editing to fix errors. It's a specialized field. The software/service can be expensive, often charging by duration of the video which needs transcription, which is why many people still hire humans to listen and type.

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    • brett r
    • brett_r
    • 5 yrs ago
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    CraigS Like I said, not looking to do this manually. Youtube can certainly do it so why haven't you added in that feature? 

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  • ... and have you seen how well (or not) YouTube fares? Even people I know who do captioning via YouTube do it manually via their captioning interface. And these are busy people who would love for someone else to magically do the work for them. But there just end up being too many mistakes. It's related to why an individual has to train dictation software.

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    it away for free. The accuracy can be very poor in my experience. You end up spending a lot of time editing it, or, as YouTube offers, you can upload your own caption... (maybe even the SRT you generate in ScreenFlow).

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    Mathew Mitchell Thank you for adding that. There's good reason why people pay services to do captioning. It's also why our excellent MacCaption, for caption formatting, sells. 

    The technology still has a ways to go to accurately handle accents and dialects and individual variations in pronunciation.

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • 5 yrs ago
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    brett r You may want to read this post to our blog awhile back regarding speech to text.

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  • brett r  You can create closed captions in screenflow additionally screenflow can export .srt extension.If you have any queries regarding closed captioning visit the caption following link and have a look at the article about closed captioning. 

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    A good example of one type of service and may allude to why a human transcriber may be better than automated transcription.

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  • CraigS I added captions to a crop video and the captions are way too big.  How do I resize the captions?

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    • CraigS
    • 4 yrs ago
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    JC Blanchard Make sure it's captions and not titles. If they're captions you may want to check the exported file in Quicktime X with captions enabled. Closed Captions need to meet certain legal requirements. There's no option to resize them. Generally you have to configure the video to ensure their readability. Some people will crop video up from the bottom to ensure the captions are over black to improve legibility.

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  • This is what I get.  Am I doing something wrong?

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    • CraigS
    • 4 yrs ago
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    JC Blanchard Those captions look exactly like they should. Captions are meant to go over standard sized video such as 1920x1080 or 1280x720. Perhaps your video is something other than that.

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    • 4 yrs ago
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    If anyone is looking for closed-caption, head on to my profile - https://www.fiverr.com/umair_673/create-srt-file-for-your-videos

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • 3 yrs ago
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    Daniel Bell ScreenFlow Closed Captioning is compliant with ADA regulations (Americans with Disability Act) so there are limits to the changes one can make. Closed captioning should not be confused with titles or subtitles.  Good to hear it worked in a new document.

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