How To Edit Automatic Captions in YouTube
How To Edit Automatic Captions in YouTube Hi, what I'm gonna show you today is how to edit auto-captions in YouTube. Because of ADA compliance, all videos at Cincinnati State online need to have captions.
There are several ways you can do this
If you are reading directly of a transcript you can just take that transcript and upload it into YouTube with your video and it'll match up the transcript words with what you're saying. It does a really good job. Another way you can do captioning is by listening to your video playback and sitting there and typing every word that you had said and that will be turned into captions. The third way, and the way that I recommend, the easiest way is to go in and fix the auto-captioning.
After you upload a video into YouTube it has auto-captioning
It's not be available right away because it takes a little bit for it to render and do the captioning, so if you wait a couple minutes to a couple hours, your auto caption will be available. Auto- caption is not perfect, it used to be terrible. It's getting better and better, it's pretty good now if speak clearly, you would only have to go in and change a couple words that it has messed up.
Okay for this example, I just uploaded the video that you were just watching
If you noticed over here in the bar, the CC, close-captioning symbols is not available because they're isn't close captioning available yet for this video, not even auto-caps- because when you upload a video to YouTub, like I said before,auto-captioning is not available right away. It needs to process that out. So you just have to wait. If you were going to do captioning in the different ways, you can just click on this CC over here.
If you are logged into your YouTube
You will see this information here under subtitles and close-captioning. I select English If auto-captioning was ready there would be an auto-captioning, so I'm going to pause video and then we're going to wait it out until it is ready. But before I do that, you can see, if I choose English here you will have these other ways that you can do captioning, which I'm not going through in this video. But, you can upload the file like I said before, if you're reading off a transcript, you would just save your Word document as a TXT file and upload that and it will match up the transcript to what you're saying.
Or you can click on 'Transcribe and set timings' and that is where you can start taking whatever's being said and it will match up
For instance, I hit play... "How to..." "edit auto-captioning." What it does is that it pauses the video as you write out what you're saying. But, this can take a lot longer, especially if your video is a little longer so what I like to do and what this video is showing how to do is to edit the auto-captioning. But, like I said we have to wait until auto-captioning is available. So, let's give it a couple minutes. OK. I just want to point out when I did this video, the auto-captionig never came through and that is because I had a long period of silence at the begining of the video, so I went in and just read the Opening Title and eventually the auto-captioning came in within minutes. OK, now I wanna go to YouTube and sign in. You can just use your username and password. If you do you have a Gmail account, you can use that as well. It is associated with YouTube. So, I'm going to go ahead and do that. And then I'm going to go to My Channel, I'm going to go to Video Manager. And then I want to click on the one that I want to Fix the close-captioning for. I'm going to click on Subtitiles and CC and then select video language English. Right here these are the automatic captioning. Up here is where you can add your own, but I want to fix the automatic ones. Here you can see, I'll press play, you can see the captioning that they added. You can tell that there are some incorrect words here so all I have to do I'll go ahead and hit PAUSE. I want to click on edit and then I can just go in here change the word. This is just a sample video to test And you can tell on the screen here we are making the changes and I can just go down one by one and fix everything that was incorrect. And then when I'm done, I'll hit PUBLISH. Then when you do close-captioning, you can see the new corrected captioning. And that is how you correct your auto-captioning in YouTube.
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