Friday, April 17, 2009

Two Good Options for Subtitling Videos

All of the big tech blogs were buzzing about Caption Tube yesterday. Caption Tube is a new service designed to make captioning YouTube videos an easier and more accurate process. Using Caption Tube you can create captions for your own videos or for any other video that you find on YouTube. The editing tools for Caption Tube includes a timeline to help you match your video's images to the captions that you create. You can choose the duration of time for which each caption is displayed.

DotSub has been around for a while, I've written about it in the past, and it is still a great tool for subtitling videos in any language. The difference between DotSub and Caption Tube is that on DotSub you can have other users contribute to the subtitling process.

Applications for Education
DotSub and Caption Tube could be great tools for foreign language teachers, ESL/ EFL teachers, and teachers of students with hearing impairments. Foreign Language teachers could have students find their favorite short YouTube videos or TeacherTube videos to transcribe into the language that they are studying.

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