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Adding and Editing Machine Based Captions in Panopto

Panopto will no longer be available for use after June 30, 2021

Panopto has added the ability to add ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) generated captions to your Panopto sessions. Note that machine-generated captions clearly aren’t the same as human transcription so this is really just a way to generate captions that would be a starting point, meaning they would need to be revised and edited to ensure they are 100% accurate, once generated.

1.Place the cursor over the title of your recoding to show the edit tab. Click Edit.

Panopto Edit Tab







2.Select the Captions tab. Note the Import captions drop down. This is where you will begin. Click on the drop-down.
If captions do not currently exist for this session, you want to import the machine generated captions by clicking Import automatic captions.  (request captions is not enabled. Please use the BSU caption form to request human generated captions) 






Editing Captions:

If your captions do exist and have been processed successfully, you will be able to edit each individual caption by clicking the Edit icon next to the caption.

You can completely delete the caption by clicking the delete trash can icon next to the caption in question.

Note: At any time while making these edits, you can press Shift+Space to play/pause the session playback, while editing captions.



Once you’ve imported/edited your captions, commit the changes by pressing the Publish button on the top right of the Editor or the captions will not save.



Viewing the Captions in the Panopto Player:

To view the captions and change display properties in the player, Click the CC button.

CC Button




Click the Show Captions button to to view captions with the recording.

Show Captions Button