If you’re producing online video, then you’ll need automatic video captions.
Did you know that almost 83% of views of videos online are made with the sound muted? That means if you’re producing video online, then you need to make sure that you include captions in your video.
Every Friday I share one of my favourite finds of the week — a website, tool or an app that has impressed me.
My Friday Favourite this week is QuiCC – Automatic Video Captions.
What is it?
QuiCC is a service that will create automatic video captions and burn those transcribed captions onto your video.
How much does it cost?
QuiCC is free to use for videos of up to 2 mins per month.
Packages then start from $12/month for 10 mins of video.
Automatic Video Captions, Burned In
Online video is a huge opportunity for businesses. YouTube is now the worlds second-largest search engine behind Google. I run my own YouTube channel with videos for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and the Avast Live Video for MSP series we ran last year has proven to be incredibly popular.
If you’re not using video for your business, then you need to think about doing so.
The major web-browsers and social media sites all now play videos muted. This means that if your video doesn’t have captions, then you’re unlikely to grab the viewers attention.
QuiCC helps you add automatic video captions to your online videos.
To use QuiCC, simply sign-up for an account and then upload your video file to the QuiCC website.
QuiCC goes away and uses an Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine to create the captions for your video.
The QuiCC AI engine does a really good job with what it hears, regardless of accent or background noise.
But if you spot any errors in the captions, you can easily edit them.
Once you’re happy with the captions, you finalise the video and the captions are burned into your video file.
I met Krissy Buck of QuiCC while at Cambridge Social Media Day recently and we put QuiCC to the test!
I’d say the above 1-minute video clip took me around 3-mins to check and correct any errors on, before quickly downloading and publishing online. Impressive!
QuiCC also allows you to use custom font styles and colours for your captions and has 11 different language profiles (including UK English and US English).
The team at QuiCC have also recently launched an iOS beta app. The app allows you to upload and edit videos directly from iOS devices, as well as the web.
How can I get it?
Visit the QuiCC homepage and sign-up for a free account.
Thanks to Krissy Buck of QuiCC for demonstrating the QuiCC platform to me!