Any presentation published using a profile that requires captions will be held for captioning. This means that all processing and publishing of the video will be paused until the captions are edited and/or the hold is released. Global Caption Editors and Presenters can review and edit captions in TechSmith Relay.
TechSmith Relay will attempt to automatically add captions to a video, but there will likely be some errors that need correcting. For this reason, any presentation requiring captions will be held until the captions have been reviewed.
How will I know a video is held for captioning?
When a presentation is held for caption editing, you will see a notification on your TechSmith Relay dashboard. Click the link in the notification to open the video in the Caption Editor.
How do I complete captioning and release the hold on the video?
Use the video controls to play your video and review the captions generated by TechSmith Relay.
Click and drag the timeline to scrub through your video and captions.
- Click in a caption to edit the text.
- The controls in the lower left allow you to add , delete , and split captions.
- When you’re ready to see your video with the edited captions, click the Preview button.
- In the preview, you can play your video and review the captions.
- If you notice a mistake or need to make more edits, click Edit Captions.
- When you are done editing captions, click Publish to send the video through the remaining processing and publishing process. Depending on profile settings, you may receive a notification when the video is ready to share.
Other Caption Editor Tips
Place the mouse on the beginning or end of a caption and click and drag to move the start or end of a caption.
While working in a caption, click Replay to continually replay the portion of the video associated with the caption. This can help you more quickly transcribe longer lines.
The number in the lower right of a caption shows the remaining characters available to keep the captions in compliance with guidelines. If a caption is too long, it turns yellow and shows a negative number of characters available.
Click Split to separate a caption into two smaller captions.
Use the buttons or standard keyboard shortcuts for Undo (CTRL+Z, Command-Z) and Redo (CTRL+Y, Command-Y) to undo or redo your actions in the caption editor.
It is possible for a profile to have audio search only applied to submitted presentations, with no closed captions.
This means that viewers will be able to search the video's auto-detected narration. Presentations with only audio search enabled are not held for caption approval.
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