Lyssna på inlägg - Listen to post
Video is more or less commonplace nowadays and is used by many to reach out with different types of communication. In the world of school, it can be anything from weekly letters, news clips or headmaster information. However, it is rarely that this type of film is neither subtitled nor translated. Since schools are neither media producers nor have unlimited time to spend this kind of productions, I thought to show you a fairly fast and inexpensive way of working.
The reasons why you should have subtitles and translation on your movies can be many. For example, those that you want to reach out to may not all have Swedish as their native language, or have some form of hearing loss. Since we have spent time creating a film, we want to reach as many people as possible with it.
This is the first part of two, regarding text and translation from an inclusion and accessibility perspective. In the next part I will talk about how we can automatically translate text and also get the opportunity to read in several languages on your class blog, for example.
Automatic subtitles with Happy Scribe
In the film below (which, of course, is subtitled), I'll go through how I text a movie. A regular movie clip of about 3-5 minutes takes about 3 minutes of working time. Once I have subtitled manually, the same movie can take up to 30-60 minutes of working time.
The better the sound and the clearer the people in the movie clip speak, the better the translation will be and the less you need to change.
I use the service www.happyscribe.co which I just found. You can have a monthly subscription or you can buy yourself an hour of translated movie for 12€. You get 30 minutes free to test when creating an account.
Translation of subtitles
If you upload your file to Youtube, you can have Youtube translate your file into all possible languages automatically. Of course, you can also adjust the translation there if necessary.
Do you have any other tip?
If you are using any other good service, or have any other tips, please contact us with a comment!