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Mon Dec 29, 2014, 01:01 PM

 

For DU'ers who make videos - please INCLUDE captioning!

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Reply For DU'ers who make videos - please INCLUDE captioning! (Original post)
Just for Fun Dec 2014 OP
jakeXT Dec 2014 #1
unblock Dec 2014 #2
DRoseDARs Dec 2014 #3
unblock Dec 2014 #4
cyberswede Dec 2014 #5
hunter Dec 2014 #6
yuiyoshida Dec 2014 #7

Response to Just for Fun (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 01:10 PM

1. Automatic captions still suck, only humans understand humans for now

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Response to jakeXT (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 02:03 PM

2. we've been having fun with the captions from "shameless" on bbc america

it's apparent that british idiom is completely lost on whoever or whatever is doing the captioning, but that's only a fraction of the errors.


one of my favorites was when they got the captioning wrong when someone was reading a letter aloud.


the letter was right there on the screen, lol, and they still got it wrong.

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Response to unblock (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 02:25 PM

3. In the captioner's defense, they aren't likely looking at the video, just listening.

 

Human or robot, it's all about the sound.

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 04:49 PM

4. many of the errors are because listening is not all about the sound.

context matters.

"i scream"
"ice cream"
"aye, scream"
"eye scream"
"eyes cream"
"eyes, kareem"

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Response to Just for Fun (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 06:00 PM

5. I like the sign for "hashtag"

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Response to Just for Fun (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 12:16 PM

6. That's excellent advice!

But I've run into video producers who deliberately don't caption because they don't want transcripts of their work to be easily extracted.

Shifty preachers are the most amusing of that lot, they frequently plagiarize the work of others and they don't want their hate speech to be easily indexed.

I think it's interesting the DVD captioning standard specifies the use of images of letters for captioning. The expectation was that it would make extraction of transcripts difficult. DVDs are also encrypted. Both schemes of content protection were overcome fairly quickly, which was one of the forces that propelled the Digital Millennium Copyright Act through Congress and across Bill Clinton's desk.

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Response to Just for Fun (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 03:51 PM

7. K&R

Tweeted this!

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