[Athen] Help w\ Captioning

Howard Kramer hkramer.atsol at gmail.com
Thu Mar 11 10:39:28 PST 2010

Sean, Terry, John, et al,

Thank you for that great feedback. I've been in contact with AST. I'll be
checking out the other resources also. I've tried transcribing one of the
videos myself. I see what a task this is. I remember Dick Banks used to
demonstrate using voice recognition to transcribe a file - not directly from
the original speaker, but by repeating the audio into Dragon Dictate instead
of using the keyboard. Any recommendations on processes/software for doing
the transcribing would be most welcome.

[Sean, on a side note, can you add hkramer.atsol at gmail.com to the listserv.
My emails directly from gmail get bounced back even though it's supposed to
mimic my colorado.edu address.]


On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 10:53 AM, Sean J Keegan <skeegan at stanford.edu>wrote:

> > can you use the YouTube caption software

> > to add captions and then bring that into

> > another software program?


> The short answer is Yes. If you have a transcript of the video, one

> solution would be to upload the transcript and let YouTube perform the

> auto-timing function to generate a time-stamped file. You can then download

> that time-stamped file.


> The time-stamped file from YouTube (using the auto-timing function) will be

> a "SBV" file. The recent version of MovCaptioner will allow you to import a

> SBV file where you can make changes to the timing, etc. MovCaptioner is just

> a captioning application for the Mac platform ($40, but has free trial

> period). You can import a SBV file and then export a SRT file - Todd S.

> mentioned this workflow in a previous e-mail. MovCaptioner supports *a lot*

> of different file formats to import and export.


> If you already have a captioning application that supports the SRT format

> (but not SBV), then you can use this Website to convert YouTube's SBV to the

> SRT format -

> http://www.gidsgoldberg.com/sbv_docs_converter.shtml . Then you can make

> any changes, export a SRT file from your captioning application, and upload

> back to the YouTube presentation.



> Take care,

> Sean


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