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Hello there! I started this off as a response to friends asking me about how to get started captioning/transcribing, which always features an ask about best programs to use. Hoping that having this will help my response time to be more swift.
I am by far not the ultimate captionist/transcriptionist, but I do love the art of taking in information & being a part of the story telling process. If you’re hearing, regardless of any audio processing related disabilities, it’s important that we remember to caption with Deaf folk in mind. That includes readability, timing, and including as much as you can that helps to narrates what can be heard (exceptions involve anything that may obstruct readability, check out the links at the end!). If you are captioning, it is also good to have a transcript version available if possible, and better yet if it can be a visually descriptive transcript. Transcripts are great for skimming through (not everyone wants to watch through captions), but most importantly it keeps in mind our DeafBlind community members!
I know a lot of us are also disabled in one way or another, and honestly I have found it really great to ask for help when I get stumped in pace due to fatigue. Happy to see you on your journey. Accessibility is a collective effort!
Following you’ll find a layout of annual/monthly pricing plans, alongside examples of what the workspace appears as, for programs that can be used to caption/transcribe for through editing auto-captions/transcription. And some options even beyond that, as well as some websites to help get you started on Deaf-centric captioning. Check back for updates!
iOS: MixCaptions – mixcord.co/pages/mixcaptions Choose a pre-recorded video and transcribe up to 10 minutes Edit subtitles for accuracy Customize placement, font, color and caption background
iOS: Captions Forget typing in captions for your videos by hand every time you’re ready to post. “Captions” will automatically create captions for your videos and give you editing power to adjust content before you’re done. Simply export your finished captioned video and share it wherever you want.
Android: AutoCap App transcribes up to 5 minutes length (10 minutes to subscribers) of videos audio the rest can be added manually
Android: Voicella Voicella is a video editor that also has an AI-powered automatic speech recognition, translation and subtitles creation. It uses speech-to-text and voice-to-text algorithms which work almost without errors. Create subtitles automatically from video with any language, then edit the auto-generated subtitles so that they perfectly match the audio in your video. The machine powered language translation and transcription is a great way to start translating and subtitling a video while saving your time and effort.