Kaltura Captioning, Transcription, Translation Made Easy

Updated: January 4, 2018

Kaltura is the world’s first and only open source video platform. Utilizing a community of over 40,000 developers and video enthusiasts worldwide, Kaltura delivers something truly unique to video hosting. In fact, the flexibility to design and customize workflows is one of the features Kaltura customers love. Now, a seamless integration for video transcripts, captions, and multilingual subtitles adds even more possibilities.

With 3Play Media, Kaltura customers can quickly create closed captions, translations, and interactive transcripts. This accompanying text makes videos accessible, searchable, SEO-friendly, and more engaging in any language. 3Play Media’s round trip integration with Kaltura produces an automated workflow for these services, saving time and reducing effort for video producers.

How the 3Play Media/Kaltura Integration Works

After linking Kaltura to a 3Play Media account, videos can be transferred directly from Kaltura to 3Play Media. Requests for transcription can be made directly within the Kaltura Management Console (KMS). Once a job is complete, captions or subtitles are automatically sent back to Kaltura and added to the appropriate videos.

Learn more about the captions workflow from Kaltura customers

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Closed Captions for Kaltura Video

Captions allow deaf video viewers to follow along with a video and understand the words being spoken. Closed captions are often used by viewers who know English as a second language. Many viewers also find captions helpful in sound sensitive environments such as an office or library. Captions are a required accessibility measure for educational institutions, government agencies, and broadcasters re-airing content online.

Interactive Transcripts for Kaltura Video

3Play Media’s interactive transcript is a free tool that works with all Kaltura video players. The interactive transcript supplements captions and subtitles by enabling users to navigate, search, and interact with the video in any language. It also increases video SEO.

Translation & Multilingual Subtitles for Kaltura Video

After video files are transcribed, 3Play Media can translate these files into numerous languages. Kaltura’s video players as well as 3Play Media’s interactive transcript support multiple languages, delivering videos to a global audience.

Turnaround Time

Captioning and transcription turnaround time is specified at the time of upload and can be as quick as several hours by choosing ‘same day’ service. Most translations are completed within 24-48 hours.

Want to learn more? Read more details about the Kaltura integration. Or schedule a demo to see the integration firsthand.

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