Caption metadata

The ability to add caption metadata allows you to add more information to your captions, beyond what's being said at that point in time. Currently, CaptionHub supports two kinds of metadata:

1. Speaker identification

2. New paragraph flags


Speaker detection

If you've enabled Speaker detection, then our speech recognition engine will attempt to label captions with who's speaking. CaptionHub will label female speakers with an "F", and male speakers with an "M". The first female speaker will be F1, the second F2 ... and so on. This is a useful starting point, but you'll probably want to change these labels to reflect who's actually speaking.


1. First, click on a caption metadata tag, which appears next to the caption numbers in the spreadsheet view on the Edit page. This'll open a pop-up window.


2. Next, click on the Manage speakers link. This'll change the view to something that looks like this:


3. Now, add your speakers, clicking 'Add speaker' after each one. You'll only need to do this once, for each project. Once you're finished, click on the "Manage metadata" link. This'll take you back to this window:


4. Now, simply select your speaker from the drop-down list. If you have two speakers talking on the same caption, you might want to select a Secondary speaker, too. (Make sure that each speaker has their own line in the caption.)


New paragraph flags

Transcribed text can be difficult to read, when it's output as a big block of text. For some of our export formats, we offer the option to break it up with paragraph breaks. To define a new paragraph, simply click on the caption metadata button, and enable the "New paragraph" checkbox.




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