[Athen] Fwd: CADET from NCAM: free captioning tool for online videos

Joseph Polizzotto jpolizzotto at htctu.net
Wed May 24 16:11:14 PDT 2017

Very good news. Thank you for sharing!


Joseph Polizzotto

HTCTU Instructor


<http://www.htctu.net/> www.htctu.net

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Jennifer Sutton
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:03 PM
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Subject: [Athen] Fwd: CADET from NCAM: free captioning tool for online videos

Greetings, ATHEN:

Many of you may have seen this, but I thought it was worth cross-posting here.


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CADET from NCAM: free captioning tool for online videos


Tue, 23 May 2017 19:40:01 +0000


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Tue, 23 May 2017 19:39:20 +0000


Geoff Freed <mailto:geoff_freed at wgbh.org> <geoff_freed at wgbh.org>


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Hello, everyone:

Below is an announcement that will interest caption enthusiasts everywhere.


Geoff Freed



The National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH (NCAM) announces the launch of CADET (Caption and Description Editing Tool).

CADET is free, downloadable caption-authoring software that enables anyone to produce high-quality caption files that are compatible with any media player that supports the display of captions. CADET can also be used to generate audio-description scripts. CADET does not require an internet connection in order to operate: it runs locally in any Web browser, so users do not need to upload private videos or proprietary content to servers or video-hosting sites in order to create captions.

CADET implements all of the basic features necessary to create high-quality captions, plus many of the functions available only in high-end caption-authoring workstations. CADET allows users to . . .

* create captions for video formats that play natively in browsers (e.g., mp4, m4v);
* import plain-text transcripts for editing and timing;
* transcribe caption text directly into the caption editor;
* edit, style and time captions;
* import existing caption files (WebVTT, SRT, TTML, QTText) for clean-up, editing or re-timing;
* export caption files in common formats, including WebVTT, SRT, TTML, QTText and SAMI, as well as plain-text scripts.

NCAM is providing this tool to all users free of charge. Please follow the link below to download your copy of CADET now. And please join our online community forum to share your feedback.

CADET License Agreement and Software Download: http://ncamftp.wgbh.org/cadet/

CADET User Group: http://cadet.boards.net <http://cadet.boards.net/>

CADET Help documents: http://ncamftp.wgbh.org/cadet/help/

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