We use a third-party captioning service that integrates very nicely with our lecture capture software. Basically, the workflow is:
Our institution is new to Arc, I'm curious if anyone else is using a third-party captioning service with Arc and what your workflow looks like. After reading through the Arc documentation, it looks like we might need to download the video from Arc/Canvas, then upload to our third-party website, then download from the third-party website, then reupload into Arc/Canvas and delete the original. There's a lot more steps and people power involved for something we have automated in other instances. I'm hoping you wonderful folks have a better solution!
Yes, those are the ASR (automatic speech recognition) kind. The accuracy is lower, especially punctuation, with this type of captioning. Using a third-party service allows us to outsource; because of our staffing levels, we don't have time to edit. We're hoping to find a low-touch solution.
We have a similar process at our institution. With other products we have the captions auto-generated but then hire student workers to watch the videos and correct timing, spelling, grammar, etc. errors.
When a quick turn around is needed we send the video (through the product) to a third party vendor to caption. We are currently piloting Studio and this topic is one we'll have to work through. I don't know of a way to provide students with access to faculty/course videos (unless they are all shared, perhaps) and/or use a third party vendor if needed.
These would be nice enhancements as the product continues.
In our institution we use the Studio API to auto generate the captions and create a new using a str file.
Maybe if you have the file of the subtitle from that third-party, you could use this endpoit to upload the caption, doing that you don't need to delete the original video.
Hi there, @kmallen …
We also use 3PlayMedia for captioning our videos. My co-worker, @cwerner, gave a short description of our workflow in this thread: Re: Deleting Shared Videos/Captioning Workflows - Instructure Community.