With CaptionSync you can live caption social media videos or streams. In this article we show how to use a caption encoder to live caption a Facebook live stream, or other streaming platforms that require a caption encoder.
Using a Captioning Encoder:
As an alternative to using a separate StreamText feed, for Facebook Live, we can provide native captioning, if the requester uses either a hardware or software encoder, such as the ones from EEG (usually rented or purchased from the encoder vendor). The captions are then embedded into the video feed on YouTube or Facebook. Below, we describe how to use EEG Falcon and iCap to embed captions in your live feed. If you'd like to use other encoders, please open a ticket for more information.
Using EEG Falcon and iCap to embed captions in Facebook:
If you're not yet familiar with this encoder, EEG has developed Falcon, a virtual encoder that uses iCap captioning software to provide real-time captions for YouTube or Facebook Live events, among others. For more information on purchasing and using this encoder, contact EEG.
Once the encoder is set up, you need to create an iCap Admin account (if you don't already have one) and assign Automatic Sync as your caption provider. Then you need to create an access code, and supply us with that code, so that we can provide real-time captions in your event page.
- For more information on how to place Live Captioning requests for your events, check out our article on How to request Live Captioning.
- Another option is overlaying the captions on top of the live stream. More information can be found in our What is the best way to stream real-time captions to end-users? article.