Lite and CPC-800
Webcast Captioning Workflow
The two things you
need for Post Production Webcast Captioning are a copy of your video,
in Windows Media Player .wmv format, and the transcript of the video.
If you don't have a transcript you can use foot pedal
control like vPedal
to help you control your video using your foot so you can keep both
hands free to type as you transcribe it yourself.
Or you can use voice recognition software like Dragon
Naturally Speaking where you watch the video and just speak into
your microphone, repeating everything that is said in the video, to
create your transcript. Regardless
of how you go about getting a transcript, you want to have it in plain
text (.txt) format.
captions to the audio
From here you will choose your video as the Source in the CPC-800
software and bring in your transcript.
The transcript will be broken up by line into individual
captions. Now you have to
synchronize each caption with the audio by playing the video and
pressing the "+" to assign a time code to each caption.
Once you are finished with the timing process you will export
out a Tab Delimited Time Coded text file.
This is the file you will use to create your captioned video.
captions to the video
upload this video with captions embedded in it on your web site and
make a link for the viewers to click on.
In the CPC-800, you will set your video as the Source again and
this time you will bring in your Tab Delimited Time Coded text file.
After that you can choose where you want to save your output
file and what you want to name it. You will also choose the bit rate or the quality you want
your final video to be. Once
you have selected a destination for your final video and the quality
you want it to be you will choose Start Broadcast and the captions
will be inserted as your new video is encoded.
For sample videos captioned for the Web for WMP, RealPlayer,
QuickTime, Flash, iPod, iTunes, and Google, click here.
if you don't see captions.
Stand alone WMP
for WMP, PowerPoint slides & searchable captions.