Interested in providing captions or audio description for a video? Here are some tools available to you.
CADET is a free, open-source caption-authoring software tool that allows anyone to create and edit high-quality caption files that are compatible with web-based video players. CADET can also be used to generate audio description (AD) tracks to accommodate blind or low-vision viewers.
Amara is a not-for-profit project of the Participatory Culture Foundation which uses crowdsourcing (volunteers), as well as offering a paid service, to create professional-quality captions and subtitles. Its software is proprietary and closed-source.
Cost: Free, or minimal charge
When a video is uploaded to MediaSpace via the standalone website or through Rutgers or Canvas, captions are generated using automatic speech recognition. This service provides 70-95% accuracy. Video owners will need to review and edit their captions for accuracy.
Cost: Free for Rutgers faculty/staff
Advanced users who prefer to work in a non-linear editor (NLE) have several options available.
Premiere Pro allows you to edit, create, and export captions and subtitles in all supported formats. You can edit the text, color, and timing, and then export the captions as a “sidecar” file or embed them into a video file.
Cost: $20/month and up
Final Cut allows captions to be imported into your projects, and embed them in your output files, whether for television broadcast, DVDs, or the World Wide Web.