Adding Captions

Kaltura Capture allows you to add captions to recordings via My Media once it has been uploaded.

  1. Login to Learn.UQ (Blackboard)
  2. Click on the My Media link.

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  1. Click on the video link or thumbnail that you would like to order captions for.

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  1. Click on Actions, then Order Captions.

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  1. Ensure Source Media Language is English.
  2. Click on Order Captions.

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  1. Once ordered, you can check on the status of the Caption Request by clicking on the Refresh list: CLICK HERE to see all Caption Requests for this media link. The Status displays what stage of the Caption Request is currently at.

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  1. The video's Status will display as COMPLETE once enough time has elapsed and the refresh link is clicked.

Note: Longer video's Caption Request might take longer to process.

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Editing Captions

After captions have been ordered, it is recommended you watch the video to see if the captions are accurate. In the event they are not, you can edit them.

  1. In My Media, click on the video link or thumbnail that you would like to edit captions for.

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  1. Click on Actions, then Caption Requests.

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  1. Click on Edit.

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  1. In the new screen, the section on the left displays the caption box in the order it appears in the video. Click on a box to turn it yellow and a timestamp will appear on where it appears in the video.

Note: Doing so will show a preview of that section in the video preview.

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  1. In the middle section, you can edit the captions to make it more accurate by highlighting the text and amending it.

Note: This will also show the duration of the captioned section in the green bar.

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  1. After amending a caption, it is recommended that you Save your work.

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  1. Once all captions have been amended, click on Approve.

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Tip: Watch the video again to ensure captions are accurate.