Captioning helps with video engagement and accessibility and is therefore being used by the majority of businesses creating video content. However, captioning can be a super manual process if not done effectively. With the goal of simplifying the captioning process to encourage more businesses to make their videos accessible, Verbit has invested in offering key integrations with a variety of video platforms. The move to remote learning and work continues to affect businesses every day and and leaders are now looking for ways to reduce the amount of time spent on captioning. Integrations are the answer as they give professionals their precious time back.
Captioning integrations reduce the workflow involved in having to upload videos to your captioning provider for services. Combined with a provider like Verbit that can provide high accuracy and quick turnaround times, integrations provide professionals with an automated workflow that removes nearly all of the busy-work involved in requesting captioning manually.
Captioning providers like Verbit can assist in providing enhanced video accessibility expertise and industry standard captioning integrations, to help simplify existing captioning workflows and drastically reduce the amount of time spent on managing captioning in-house.
Types of Video Captioning Integrations
Depending on the video platform being used, different types of video captioning integrations are available to fit the unique needs of every industry. Below are some of the most common video and web conferencing platform integrations used in the captioning industry today:
- Video Platform Integrations: Public and private video streaming platform integrations are some of the most used across all industry verticals. Integrations offered by Verbit in this category include YouTube, Mediasite and Vimeo, as well as lecture capture systems like Panopto and Brightcove.
- Learning Management System (LMS) Integrations: Educational institutions often use learning management systems to organize their course content, including video. Verbit offers key integrations with learning management systems like Canvas and Blackboard.
- Web and Video Conferencing Platform Integrations: Captioning integrations can also be used during live events. Providers like Verbit can supply users with live, interactive transcripts and captions within web conferencing tools like Zoom and WebEx, among many others.
Live and Post-Captioning Integrations
While most business leaders look to caption and transcribe pre-recorded video that they are using on their websites, many are also in need of these accessibility technologies for live events too, where integrations can be even more critical.
For live events, Verbit can support real-time captioning for virtually any online platform and audio source, with the capability to integrate live captions back into the selected video platform. For example, Verbit’s integration with Zoom provides embedded transcription and live captions within Zoom itself, allowing users to ensure that captioning data reaches the audience with little to no delay. It integrates with nearly every other web conferencing platform as well.
Benefits of Using Captioning Integrations
The benefits of using captioning integrations are twofold. First, by using captioning integrations, businesses can greatly reduce the amount of overhead that is usually associated with using a captioning service. Additionally, live captioning integrations will allow businesses to focus on the primary concerns of producing video, that of ensuring that video accessibility and compliance goals are met in the long term.
As businesses produce and utilize large amounts of content, there is also a need to provide captioning and transcription for many videos quickly and efficiently. Captioning providers like Verbit also provide bulk submission options with their captioning integrations, reducing the manual process for captioning even further.
Setting Up Your First Captioning Integration
Setting up a captioning integration workflow generally takes just a few steps and only needs to be done once. The set-up process usually involves entering a username and address in each platform, as well as copying either a public access key or token between the platforms for authentication. Captioning providers like Verbit can help guide users through the setup process for their desired captioning integration and help with making the first captioning request when an integration is set up.
Video captions and transcripts help to provide greater accessibility and equity for individuals with disabilities, and setting up a captioning integration is a key step in streamlining this process. Utilizing captioning integrations will help take online video to the next level, not only ensuring accessibility but also by providing captions quicker via the fast integration process.
As business needs evolve, Verbit is committed to supporting individuals while they expand their use of online video on their websites, by providing scalable and easy-to-use captioning integrations for any type of video content. For more information on how to set up Verbit’s integrations and which integrations are available to you, please reach out to us.