Adding real-time/live captions to your meetings, social media videos or streams is easy with CaptionSync. In this article, we describe how the 1CapApp platform works for live captioning.
1CapApp is a text platform that delivers real-time/live captions, and can be accessed by users either as a single web page or embedded into live streams. If used as a single web page, users simply have to open the relevant 1CapApp page on a browser, e.g.:
The Live Captioning text will be displayed on the page, as it is transcribed by the captioner. The live feed page allows the users to customize the display options, like background color, font type, color, size hide header, etc. More information on how to use the caption player as a standalone web page is available in 1CapApp's Support documentation.
For Zoom meetings, note that the host will need to provide the captioner with Zoom's API token. The host can obtain the API key by clicking Closed Caption -> Copy the API token, under the Use a 3rd-party CC service section.
Alternatively, you can assign our writer as the captioner on Zoom by clicking Closed Caption -> Assign a participant to type, and selecting our writer from the participants list. This way, captioners will be able to grab the API key themselves.
More information about is available in our Live Captioning for Zoom tutorial.
1CapApp is able to integrate real-time captions into your Adobe Connect meetings via the new Closed Caption pod display. You'll just need to ensure that you have Closed Captions enabled, in the meeting Preferences, prior to the start of the event, and that you choose StreamText (for now) as the Caption Provider.
Note that, you'll also have to provide us with the captioning token. To generate the meeting's token, click on CC -> Copy StreamText API Token, and send this information to the captioner. Captions will then be displayed within your Adobe Connect meeting, and participants will be able to toggle them on/off as desired.
- For more information on how to place Live Captioning requests for your events, check out our article on How to request Live Captioning.
- 1CapApp can also be embedded into a web page, along with the live stream player. NOTE: Ensure you make this request in the Comments section, at schedule time, so that we can provide you with the corresponding embed code.
- As an alternative to using a separate text feed, 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.
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