I haven’t been all that good at captioning videos in the past. I’m trying to be more diligent about it and have been exploring some resources.
YouTube has an auto-captioning service for public videos, which can go a long way to speeding up the process. However, I’ve found that it still takes me a while to clean up what that produces. Whether it’s a lack of punctuation, or missed words, I find myself having to listen through and edit the captions, which ends up still taking more time than I’d like.
Recently, however, Scott Wright mentioned Rev.com, which is a captioning service that charges $1 per minute for captions. Even better, you can link your YouTube account, which makes the whole process incredibly easy.
I just tested the service with 30 videos from my Google Mojo course. The results are excellent. The whole thing cost $53. Doing this on my own would have been several hours work, even if I’m just editing YouTube’s auto-captioning.
I’m curious what others do, and if there are better ways to do this.