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Tip #1816: Synchrimedia Updates MovieCaptioner

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

MovieCaptioner creates, imports and exports captions.

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Captions are increasingly important, not just for new media, but existing files as well. Synchrimedia makes MovieCaptioner, an after-the-fact caption software for Mac or Windows computers.

NOTE: I’ve used this software on my own projects.

It can create captions manually, or import 18 different caption formats. It supports 25 different caption export formats. Last week, they released a free upgrade optimized for Big Sur. Other new features in the upgrade include:

  • New 1-Minute Intervals Transcripts option under the Edit menu. Displays all captions for each minute of video instead of timecode for each caption. It is also an available option under the Multi-File Export option.
  • Restored the left/right arrows for the buttons that maximize or minimize the share of the screen either for transcribing or editing (the 2 buttons next to the Duration timecode display above the movie). With Catalina and Big Sur, these arrows were missing.
  • Fixed a bug where the Caption Row is sometimes unpopulated, preventing captions from displaying in Preview mode.
  • Fixed a bug where the last transcribed caption was not being displayed if all captions were not yet transcribed.
  • Timecode will now continue to run in Preview mode even past the last caption.
  • Removed a stray alert in the Split Caption button that was for development purposes only.

The software is $49 single-user – 50% off from now til Sept. 6, 2021. (10-user and site licensing is also available.)

Here’s the link to learn more. A free trial is available.


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