Working with Captions

Creating closed captions in CaseGuard Studio is simple.

There are two modes of captioning in CaseGuard Studio.

  • Automatic captioning: to any video or audio file.
  • Manual captioning:  for any video or audio file.

The system accepts .srt and .vtt file formats.

Creating captions

You can create captions in CaseGuard Studio a few ways.

Creating manual captions

Method 1: manual typing
  • Click transcribe

Manually type  start and end times into the Start and End box.

  • Click on the Start box.
  • Type start time into box.
  • Click on the End box.
  • Type end time into box.
  • Enter your transcription.

CaseGuard Captioning Typing

  • Click Save.
  • Repeat this process until you add all of your transcriptions.
  • Click  to add closed captions. The Closed Captioning Options popup will appear.

CaseGuard captioning settings

  • Select the captioning settings you want to add to your file.
    • Capitalization allows you to set the case of the captions to normal, lowercase, or uppercase.
    • Caption Position moves your captions to your desired position.
    • Font lets you select the font color of the captions.
    • Background lets you set a background color for your captions.
    • Size lets you adjust the size of your caption text.
    • Opacity alters the background color and text.
Method 2: drag the Player Timeline
  • Click Transcribe.
  • Drag the indicator on the player timeline to where you want to start transcribing.
  • Click Capture Start Time to log the time. Confirm that the Start box has updated to reflect the start time.
  • Drag the indicator on the player timeline to where you want to stop cutting.
  • Click Capture End Time to log the time. Confirm that the Start box has updated to reflect the end time.

CaseGuard captioning log time

  • Click Save to log the transcription.
  • Repeat this process until you add all of your transcriptions.
  • Click  to add closed captions. The Closed Captioning Options popup will appear.

CaseGuard captioning settings

  • Select the captioning settings you want to add to your file.
    • Capitalization allows you to set the case of the captions to normal, lowercase, or uppercase.
    • Caption Position moves your captions to your desired position.
    • Font lets you select the font color of the captions.
    • Background lets you set a background color for your captions.
    • Size lets you adjust the size of your caption text.
    • Opacity alters the background color and text.

Creating captions after automatically transcribing

After transcribing your audio, CaseGuard can automatically burn captions to your file.  To get started:

  • Navigate to the Transcription Panel.
  • Click  to add closed captions. The Closed Captioning Options popup will appear.

CaseGuard captioning settings

  • Select the captioning settings you want to add to your file.
    • Capitalization allows you to set the case of the captions to normal, lowercase, or uppercase.
    • Caption Position moves your captions to your desired position.
    • Font lets you select the font color of the captions.
    • Background lets you set a background color for your captions.
    • Size lets you adjust the size of your caption text.
    • Opacity alters the background color and text.
  • Click OK.
  • Click Process from the Shortcuts Bar or from the Task List Panel to process the file.
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