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What Is Closed Captioning?

by Tole Khesin in How-To

  Closed captions are chunks of time-synchronized text that reflect the audio track and can be read while watching the video. The process of closed captioning involves transcribing the audio to text, dividing the text into chunks known as “caption frames,” and…

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Updated January 4, 2018

SEO Study: How Audio Transcripts Helped Radio Show This American Life

by Tole Khesin in Case Studies

This American Life (TAL) is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 2.1 million listeners. It is also one of the most popular podcasts, with about one million people downloading each week. The first episode aired…

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Updated January 4, 2018

Vimeo Introduces Support for Captions and Subtitles

by Tole Khesin in How-To

We’re really excited that Vimeo introduced support for captions and multilingual subtitles. Previously, video creators needed to use workarounds, like the captions plugin. Vimeo’s new capabilities simplify the workflow for video creators while increasing accessibility to a broader audience, including people with…

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Updated February 6, 2018

How to Add Offline Captions to Adobe Connect

by Tole Khesin in How-To

Adobe Connect is a popular web conferencing platform for web meetings, eLearning, and webinars. Native support for real-time captions is available through an interface for live captioners. However, adding offline captions to a recorded meeting is tricky and requires a bit of…

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Updated January 4, 2018

Introducing Transcript Alignment for Spanish Video Captions and Subtitles

by Tole Khesin in Product Updates

Do you need captions or subtitles for Spanish videos? Our automated transcript alignment service now supports Latin American Spanish. Here is how it works: Simply upload a Spanish video along with its Spanish transcript, and we’ll synchronize the text with the video.…

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Updated January 4, 2018

How to Add Captions or Subtitles with Panopto

by Tole Khesin in How-To

Panopto is an all-in-one video platform and lecture capture system that allows you to record screen captures and video, webcast live over the Internet, and manage a centralized video library. Panopto recordings and webcasts are automatically uploaded into a video content management…

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Updated January 4, 2018

How To Add Searchable Closed Captions with Desire2Learn (D2L) Capture

by Tole Khesin in How-To

Desire2Learn Capture allows video presentations to be created, edited, and viewed within the D2L Learning Environment and shared in courses or on external websites and content management systems. D2L Capture often requires captioning when used for lecture capture, distance learning, or blended…

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Updated January 4, 2018

A New Way to Add Closed Captions for iPhone and iOS Devices: Introducing Our Automated Caption Encoding Service

by Tole Khesin in Product Updates

Considering that video will account for 75% of all mobile traffic in 2020, accessible video captioning across mobile devices is extremely important. This is why we’re excited to introduce our automated caption encoding service. Usually captions are output as a separate file…

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Updated January 4, 2018

How to Add Captions to Blackboard Collaborate Recordings

by Tole Khesin in How-To

« Return to all how-to guides Blackboard Collaborate combines the capabilities of Wimba and Elluminate to provide a comprehensive online learning and collaboration platform designed for education. Blackboard Collaborate can be used for a synchronous online classroom or meeting space for sharing…

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Updated January 4, 2018

How To Add Captions or Subtitles in Kaltura MediaSpace

by Tole Khesin in How-To

What is Kaltura MediaSpace? Kaltura MediaSpace is an out-of-the-box video portal that lets you create your own campus or corporate YouTube. In contrast to the Kaltura KMC, which only allows administrators to publish video, MediaSpace allows numerous contributors, providing greater collaboration across…

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Updated January 4, 2018

Video Search, Schema, and Benefits of Transcription [Interview]

by Tole Khesin in Events

Last week at the Brightcove Play conference, I had the great opportunity to be interviewed by Andy Plesser from BeetTV to discuss the benefits of transcription for online video, our integration with Brightcove, and techniques for implementing transcripts for maximum SEO impact.…

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Updated January 4, 2018

Introducing Our New Ooyala Integration for Captions and Translated Subtitles

by Tole Khesin in Product Updates

We’re excited to release our new round trip integration with Ooyala. Adding captions, subtitles, or transcripts to Ooyala videos can’t get any easier. Here is how it works: Step 1. Link your 3Play Media account with your Ooyala Backlot account (one-time setup).…

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Updated January 4, 2018