Editing Captions - REACH v2

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This section describes how to edit captions.

There are two ways to access the Captions Editor freom the Edit entry window.

  • Actions menu - Select Captions Requests
  • Actions menu - Select Edit - This option is available only when your admin has configured the Captions Editor button on your account.

Shortcuts are available to edit captions. See Keyboard Shortcuts.

To access the Captions Editor through the Actions menu Captions Requests option

  1. Go to My Media and select a media entry with captions.
  2. Select Captions Requests from the Actions drop-down menu.

    The Captions Request table is displayed with all existing caption requests.

    The Edit icon is displayed for all captions that are Completed.
  3. Click on the Edit icon to open the Editor. The Editor is displayed.

To access the Captions Editor through the Actions menu Edit option

  1. Go to My Media and select a media entry with captions.
  2. Select Edit from the Actions drop-down menu.
  3. Select the Captions tab and then click Edit Captions. This button is displayed only when configured by your admin.

    The Editor is displayed.

Editor Options

The following options are available:

Change Caption File - If there is more than one caption file for the entry, select a different caption file from the Captions drop-down menu.

Edit the timestamp of each line – Click on the timestamp in the editor and modify the time. If there is overlapping time, the system highlights the overlapping time.

Search – Enter a search term. The results are highlighted in each caption line.

Search and replace text– Enter the search term, enter the replacement term and click Replace.

Add speaker ID - Select rows and add the speaker ID in the Add Speaker to selected items.

The speaker ID is added in [] in the beginning of each line. In this example Ron was added as the speaker for the selected lines.

Auto scroll text – Check Auto scroll to auto scroll the text when playing the media. 

When playing the player - the current line is highlighted in the captions file.

Find frame for text - When clicking on a caption line the player jumps to the correct frame for the selected text.

Fast forward seek backward.

Add a Caption Line - Hover over the caption line to display editing options.

  • Plus Sign
  • Trash icon - Click to remove the caption line

  1. Click the Plus sign to add a new caption line. The line is duplicated and may be edited.
  2. Click the line you want to modify.  You can modify the original line or the copy.
  3. Change the caption text. When you modify text, a countdown appears to indicate the amount of characters you have left.

  4. Be certain to modify the time so that there is no overlap.

The amount of characters permitted is set by your KMS Admin in the Captions module.

Revert changes – reverts to the last saved changes

Save – save the modified caption file.

The Revert & Save button is enabled only when modifying the captions file.

The Replace button is enabled only if the user modifies a value.

The transcript widget captions are replaced once the user choose different captions.

Shortcuts

  • Player seek 5S backwards = Ctrl <-
  • Player seek 2S backwards = <-
  • Player seek to 0 = Home and in Mac Command <-
  • Player pause-play toggle = space 
  • Player seek 5S forward = Ctrl ->
  • Player seek 2S forward = ->

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