Q. How do I edit the captions on my Kaltura video?
This summer we are providing machine-generated captions for all your MediaSpace / Kaltura videos to bring the University of Northampton in line with new accessibility law. This means if you are a tutor or a colleague in a professional service team, all the videos in your MediaSpace account can benefit from accessible Closed Captions.
This exciting project is being managed by the Learning Technology team so contact the team if you have any questions. When captions are available on your video, you'll see the CC icon appear at the bottom of your video player. If you click on the icon, you can switch off the captions and also change the colour of captions to make them easier to read.
If you've ever seen machine-generated captions before then you'll know they are not always 100% accurate, so if your video has an audience it's important you take time to review your captions for accuracy. There might be times when your video may not need captions, so if they are inaccurate but you don't need captions then you can choose to make the captions unavailable to viewers by selecting the last icon to the right of the captions file. You can find your caption file by selecting the Edit option in the Actions menu beside your video and selecting the Captions tab.
If your videos are for an audience and your captions need editing then you can follow some step-by-step instructions on how to edit your captions using the new Kaltura Caption editor which is available within NILE as well as on the MediaSpace platform.
The Kaltura Caption Editor
1 .You'll find the Caption Editor either by selecting the pencil icon or under the Edit option in the Actions menu beneath your video or beside any video listed in your My Media gallery.
2. Select the Captions tab beneath the video and then select the blue Edit Captions button displayed on the right of the screen.
3. You can now edit your captions by typing into the text boxes or by replacing specific words. You can also specify who is speaking, which is important if your recording is of a conversation between two or more people.
4. Once you have tidied up your captions just click Save and that's it.
5. Your audience can now choose to view your captions by clicking the CC icon in the video player.
We are currently testing an add-on to the captions service which will also provide your audience with a searchable transcript of the video. This box will also enable your audience to download a copy of the transcript or print it out.