By Tat Banerjee
At VideoTranslator.Ai, we work closely with the Internationalisation And Localisation industry. This industry has many different participants, and they use our technology in different ways.
As a software firm, the hardest thing is to really understand what our clients do and why they do these things. Sounds funny, but it is true.
We had a strong response to our previous article, 3x Increase In Transcription Efficiency, and a number of questions and suggestions.
The majority of suggestions were along the lines of how the app was messy to use. In today’s blog post, we look at the new Quick Transcribe functionality – a no frills way to get what you need to do done.
Quick Transcribe — What are clients trying to use VideoTranslator for?
Quick Transcribe was built to serve a specific need — engagement and accessibility.
We recently had really bad bush fires in Australia, and fire-fighters are still looking at a tough fire season. A major part of what the RFS goes during this period is communicate with the community about what actions they should take.
Then this happened.
The point being made was how can hearing impaired people access video information. Historically the solution has been Auslan (Australian Sign Language).
But this is really hard in a situation when you have massive bush fires burning.
Increase Engagement On Your Video Content
This is pretty simple — having open captions in your video means better engagement on social media platforms.
Practically, most social media auto-plays video content muted — this is why open captions are so useful.
Quick Transcribe — How does it work?
The idea was how to make it super simple. As few clicks as possible. (Assuming you are already logged in or have just signed up for the free trial.)
Step 1: Click on the Quick Transcribe button
Step 2: Upload your video using drag and drop
Step 3: Select your preferred language and dialect
Remember: Selecting the correct dialect is super important — this affects the quality of the AI transcription.
Here is how to think about it — An AI is not human and gets easily confused. Be nice to our computer friends.
Congratulations, your video has been AI transcribed!
Below we have resized the video so the image came out nicely. You can see the transcript at the bottom of the image.
Whoops, almost transcribed. I lied, I’m sorry. You still need to clean up the transcript (post-editing)
The process of fixing up an AI transcript (or AI translation, or AI dubbing) is known as post-editing.
Key in the changes, and the overlay will show you what it looks like instantly.
Quick Transcribe — What to do once your video has a transcript
There are a few options:
- Download the *.srt file and use this in the Closed Captions for YouTube
- Use Auto-Overlay to bake the captions in, this is called Open Captions
- We used Montserrat, black text and 255,255,0 yellow for the highlight with a transparency of 0.8.
Quick Transcribe — Finished with Open Captions
Download the video once it’s complete and deploy to your preferred social network.
Curious about how we could help your business? Check out our managed service, or try our app for free! Alternately drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.