MovCaptioner 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.
I wrote about MovCaptioner before, but there have been significant improvements in both the interface and in the type of captions MovCaptioner can create. The website now lists all these types:
- QuickTime text, unicode and SMIL
- SMIL Caption Tracks
- Flash Caption Tracks
- SubRip SRT and SubViewer SUB Caption Tracks
- Spruce STL (imports into DVD Studio Pro)
- Adobe Encore Caption Tracks
- SAMI Caption Tracks (for use with Windows Media)
- Transcripts in Paragraph Form or Line-by-line With Timestamps
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 MovCaptioner 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.
- Ricky Buchanan