Closed Captioning, Transcripts, and Subtitles for Videos

by Art Morgan

This is a guest post by Art Morgan , VP of Partner Development at Automatic Sync Technologies (AST). AST is a valued Kaltura Exchange partner that provides high quality transcripts, closed captioning, and subtitles for video, allowing video producers to quickly and efficiently make their videos accessible, searchable, and discoverable.

Many of AST’s customers in higher education are moving their video content to the Kaltura platform, so we began working with Kaltura to create a workflow integration that would meet their needs.  The Eagle release of the Kaltura SaaS platform provided the perfect opportunity, with its new APIs for closed caption ingestion and video search.  After gathering feedback from the Kaltura developer community and joint customers, AST released an integration that allows Kaltura users to request transcription and closed captions for videos from within the KMC with drag and drop simplicity.  Whether you have just a few videos or thousands, the process is entirely automated, resulting in accessible videos optimized for video search. The video tutorial below explains the setup process and how to caption your Kaltura videos using AST’s CaptionSync service.

 

Setting Up Closed Captions using AST CaptionSync

 

Automatic Sync Technologies (AST) provides high quality transcripts, closed captions, and subtitles for video, allowing video producers to quickly and efficiently make their videos accessible, searchable, and discoverable. AST was initially funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide a robust, fast, simple, and inexpensive solution for captioning large quantities of media. We have been providing closed captioning and subtitling services for almost 10 years, and our 2,000+ clients cover the full spectrum, including educational institutions, government agencies, and corporations. AST uses trained human stenographers to generate transcripts, avoiding the high error rates inherent in automated speech recognition systems.

For more info about the integration visit the Kaltura Exchange, email us at info@automaticsync.com, or find more details on our website at automaticsync.com/kaltura.

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