Which Is the Best Automatic Captioning Tool for Video Calls?

Video call with automatic captioning by Google Slides

One good thing came out of COVID-19. It forced me to try video calls again. The reason I don’t love video calls is that I miss too much. While I’m a strong lipreader, video calls have a few challenges. Why I shied away from video calls The turning point Automatic captioning guidelines for video calls … Read more

The Complete Guide to Captioned Videos

Captioned Videos Complete Guide

Born profoundly deaf, I’ve depended on captioned videos since getting my first big clunky decoder in 1983. It was a box about the size of the older VHS and DVD players. Back then, captioned shows and movies were hard to find. Few things excited me more than seeing the caption symbol on the cover of … Read more

What You Need to Know About Types of Video Captions

1980s Caption Decoder

Image credit: Smithsonian Way back in 1983, I got my first caption decoder. It was a box about the size of two stacked DVD players. (As shown in header photo from Smithsonian.) Whenever I recorded TV shows, the captions burned into the video. That means I could take the tape and watch the show on … Read more

Is Your Company’s Content Cursed?

Hank Stroll, one of my first clients and a dear friend, would occasionally reply to my email with a chuckle telling me I’m doing what his wife does. He explained that his wife and I sometimes had a tendency to talk about something and he’d have no clue what we’re talking about. Like he entered … Read more

Speech-to-Text Software Test Take 2

When I had thumb surgery in 2008, I invested in voice recognition software to try to get work done. I spent most of the time fighting and correcting the Dragon Naturally Speaking. The one good thing that came out of the maddening experience was this funny speech-to-text software post. Despite having little hope in software … Read more

Outdated Software

When I bought a Flip camera in 2008, I also grabbed video editing software. Before buying the software, I researched for a good editor that wasn’t fancy or power-packed. Just enough to get the job done without spending much time with the user manual. With new software, I can usually dig right in. However, past … Read more