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Captioning for Panopto videos

 Add closed captions (subtitles) by one of the following options:

 

Option 1: Run Automatic Speach Recognition (ASR)


Once a video has been uploaded and processed there is a delay before the Automatica Speach Recognition (ASR) can be run. 
This delay is minimal for 5-10 minute videos but can be up to a day for videos longer than an hour.

Once you have generated the captions, they must be reviewed to ensure they are correct.

Watch How to Add Automatic Captions to a Video, by Panopto
Read How to Add ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) Captions into a Video, by Panopto, for step-by-step instructions.

 

1. Hover over your video to show editing options, then click Edit.

panopto edit video

2 Select Captions from the left side of the editor.
Then from the Import captions drop-down list, select Import automatic captions or if you already have captions Replace with automatic captions

panopto captions automatic

3. Once the captions upload and have been processed successfully, you will then be able to edit the captions.  To do this you can click directly into the box where the captions are to add or delete words, or by clicking the three dots next to the caption and choosing Edit.  

panopto captions edit text

4.  You can completely delete the caption by clicking the trash can icon.

At any time while making these edits, you can press Shift+Space to play/pause the session playback, while editing captions. 

5. Once you've imported/edited your captions, commit the changes by pressing the Apply button on the top right of the Editor.

panopto caption apply btn

Option 2: Manually add closed captions


1. Hover over your video to show editing options, then click Edit.

panopto edit video

2. From the left-hand side menu, click Captions
To enter captions click in the text box and type along with the video.

panopto captions manual

4. To edit or delete the caption, hover over the appropriate caption, click the three dots, then select Edit or Delete from the dropdown menu.

panopto captions edit text

5. If you choose to edit the caption, the following screen will appear. You can edit the time and caption from this screen.

panopto caption edit save

6. Once you have added all the captions you want, click the Apply button in the top right-hand corner to show them to your viewers.

panopto caption apply btn

7. This is how the captions will appear to your viewers by default.

manualCaptionPreview

 

Option 3: Upload a caption file


1. Preparing a Caption File for Upload

Panopto supports the upload of *.srt, *.ashx, *.vtt, and *.dxfp files as captions for a video.  These files can be formatted in the following manner:

        00:00:00,500 --> 00:00:07,040
        [ Music ]

        00:00:07,040 --> 00:00:08,300
        >> In order to palpate the medial epicondyle 

        00:00:08,300 --> 00:00:12,320
        of the femur start with your hand on the medial aspect

        00:00:12,320 --> 00:00:15,870
        of the thigh and move in a distal direction


Or you can save a block of text as a supported filetype.

Captions can be written in a regular text editor such as TextEdit, or NotePad.

 

2. Upload the Captions

2.1. Navigate to the video you will be captioning and click Settings.

2.2. Click on the Captions tab in the left-hand navigation, then select upload or request captions. from the import captions drop-down list.

panopto captions upload request

2.3. Click Browse to locate and select your captions file.

2.4. If the captions are based on an edited session, click the Captions are based on the entire edited session checkbox. If this checkbox doesn't show up, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask them to enable it.

panopto captions upload

2.5.  Click Upload Captions.

2.6. If the Upload Captions section doesn't show up, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask them to enable it.

  

3. Reviewing your Captions

3.1.  Navigate back to your video. Your captions will now play through the duration of your video.  Listen and read them to ensure the timing is correct.


Further Support

Visit the VU Collaborate Help site at https://vucollaboratehelp.vu.edu.au for up to date information and resources on blended learning or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service http://servicedesk.vu.edu.au for further technical support.

 

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