Monday, November 1, 2010

NatCapVidMo Day 1: Transcription and Translation




I fooled you with that title, didn't I? I was especially tickled by the mention of the transcription happening in realtime. (CART, you'll remember, stands for Communication Access Realtime Transcription). But strangely enough, I didn't find this video by searching for "realtime" or "transcription". I went through the archives of some of my favorite videos and found a link to a 7-minute video by the same animation company, and decided that a 4-minute video was more my speed for the fist day of NatCapVidMo. So I clicked this one, got it all down on my steno machine, and captioned it in just a few minutes using Universal Subtitles. Easy as anything. This video goes out to my brother William (last seen in What Is Steno Good For Part Four: Mobile and Wearable Computing), who's a PhD in biochemistry with a special love for ribosomes. I'll have another captioned video for you tomorrow. As always, requests are welcome. 'Til then!

5 comments:

  1. Q please: is there a way to make the captions somewhat bolder? (the white seems to be a bit fragmented?). Just curious.
    What you are doing is GREAT! Thanks so much.

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  2. I'm afraid I can't change the caption typeface; it's just the default setting of Universal Subtitles, and there doesn't seem to be any way to change it.

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  3. I just captioned a music video for fun also using Universal Subtitles tool. Did you just copy/paste the embed code for it to display?

    It won't accept the code on my WordPress blog. This was a known bug but I was hoping it had been fixed now. Hurry up beta developments :P

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  4. Oh, I'm sorry to hear that about WordPress. Yep, I just copied the embed code and pasted it with no problems. I hope the Universal Subs guys fix the WordPress issue soon!

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  5. Wow, that video is very impressive. It's the best one I've seen so far that balances the unknowable chaotic flurry of the molecular world with a schematic representation appreciable by humans. Thanks for putting it out there Mirabai!

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