Winter-Spring 2020 Update

We’ve been making headway …

Since this January we’ve worked on adding features, testing and debugging the various CapScribe 2 components, including captioning, description, previewing, and exporting of various file formats and playback packages. Some of our main highlights include:

  • Precision timing to assure that users can easily and accurately adjust timecode, and set IN and OUT times of captions and descriptions with minimum fuss.
  • Adding and enhancing options for exporting caption files for various platforms, including YouTube, Vimeo (WebVTT and other file formats), support for modern browsers (HTML5), and playback in apps such as VLC Player.
  • Testing a variety of videos with CapScribe 2’s caption editor module, with time lengths running anywhere from a minute to over an hour.
  • Working with testers from other organizations who had real projects that needed captioning.
  • Improving CapScribe 2’s speed for very large projects, e.g., those that run for an hour or longer.
  • Readying CapScribe 2’s Caption Editor module for pubic beta testing this coming September.
  • Completing foundational work on CapScribe 2’s description editor module such as enabling inline commands for Text-to-Speech, e.g., speed, rate, pitch, volume, and silence duration.
  • Completing a cloud-based service that manages various text-to-speech conversions
  • Integrating the description editor module into CapScribe 2.
  • Working with screen reader users to ensure screen reader compatibility with CapScribe 2.
  • Addressing usability considerations for screen reader users. Capscribe 2 needs to be optimized so that screen reader users can enjoy a fast and effiicient way of editing time code and adding or reviewing captions.