MovieCaptioner keeps repeating a segment of the movie until you are done typing what you hear. Just hit the Return key and it will save your caption and automatically advance to the next few seconds of the movie, allowing you to zip through your captioning tasks in no time flat.
You don't need to be a QuickTime guru, either. The caption track is added automatically with the click of a button. And exporting Transcripts compiles all the captions into one concise text file, with or without timecode.
I've written about MovieCaptioner before - it used to be called MovCaptioner - but there have been significant improvements in both the interface and in the type of captions MovieCaptioner can read and create. The website now lists all these types of imports and exports:
- QT Text
- QT Unicode (export only)
- QT SMIL (export only)
- Flash DFXP
- JW Player
- CLF Player (Canada)
- Adobe Encore
- Sonic Scenarist SCC (for Final Cut Pro, line 21 close captions and iPod/iPad captions)
- Spruce (STL)
- SubRip (SRT)
- SubViewer (SUB)
- Windows Media (SAMI, export only)
- Text Transcripts
- HTML Transcripts (export only)
- YouTube SBV (import only)
I think the creation of Flash captions is especially exciting, given the number of uncaptioned Flash movies out there on the internet. Now that Flash supports simple captioning, and programs like MovieCaptioner let captioning be done for such a low price, there's absolutely no reason not to caption Flash movies and tutorials you make for your website.
MovieCaptioner will also import YouTube's auto-caption files so you can correct them and then re-upload them to YouTube for efficient and accurate YouTube captioning.
SynchriMedia offer several video tutorials for MovieCaptioner including a nifty one for how to use MovieCaptioner and [msd] together so you can caption your film quickly without even needing to type!
- Ricky Buchanan