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Post Production Captioning: Choosing the Right Software for your Institution

| Proposal No: 1927

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  • Cindy Camp, , pepnet 2
  • Beth Case, Program Manager, University of Louisville

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: BeginnerType of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

So you have decided to caption videos in-house instead of out-sourcing. With prices ranging from free to thousands of dollars, how do you decide which software to use? This presentation will review pros and cons of a variety of options, along with related tools that can make the process easier.


There are three categories that will be covered. The first is adding captions to an existing video where three different options will be covered in different price brackets. MAGpie is a free software tool for captioning, Camtasia is an inexpensive screen-capture software that has a simple caption feature, and CaptionMaker/MacCaption is a high end captioning solution. The second category contains tools for captioning YouTube videos, including using the abilities within YouTube itself, and external tools such as CaptionTube. The final category covers tools that are not captioning tools specifically, but can help with getting the transcript, such as Express Scribe and Transcribe. Participants will receive resources for more detailed information and other support materials, such as the Captioning Key, which provides guidelines for formatting captions.


  1. Awareness of various captioning tools along with their pros and cons
  2. How to accurately add captions to a YouTube video
  3. Awareness of tools that can make captioning easier

Speaker Bio(s)

Cindy Camp

Cindy Camp has worked in disability support services for 20 years. She specializes in working with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students. She is an interpreter, C-Print captionist, and C-Print trainer. She has designed and maintains websites for various groups and organizations. She contracts with the Described and Captioned Media Program to enhance access through the use of captions. She heads a group at JSU to establish accessibility standards in online learning and is working to caption materials on our iTunes U site. She has presented at many local, state, and national conferences on topics such as post production captioning, accommodating students in online courses, and accessible technology.

Beth Case

Beth Case is the Program Manager for Digital, Emerging, and Assistive Technologies at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Louisville. Prior to returning to graduate school to work on her doctorate in Instructional Technology, Beth worked in postsecondary disability services for 13 years, including a time as PEPNet Outreach Specialist for Texas and President of AHEAD in Texas. Her background in both disability services and instructional technology prepares her for helping faculty make online courses accessible to students with disabilities. She stays on top of emerging trends in using technology in education and enjoys sharing that knowledge with others.


Post Production Captioning - AHG 2014