Hi, I’ve just tested out Clipscribe for the first time. I uploaded a 3 minute video, with good quality audio from a lapel mic.
The good: the designer is great. The software has a lot of promise.
The bad: I was really disappointed with the subtitle timing.
There were lots of mistakes in the subtitles themselves, but I can live with that.
The big issue is that the subtitle timing had so many issues and mismatches with the audio. Subtitles disappearing while I was still speaking. Or the next sentence showing before I started. Blank parts that didn’t match my pauses etc.
And it was extremely painful to try and fix this by tapping on the little up/down timing arrows dozens of times for each sentence, to try to get the time to match.
It took me almost 20 minutes to fix the subtitles for a 3 minute video. And that obviously is not the purpose of the software.
I don’t know if I’m missing something, but please assist.
Hey Ethan, I made a loom video for you as well. There is some timing discrepancy depending on the player the video is played in. https://www.loom.com/share/b82c518139a447919201b94fa7296d29 In Adobe Premiere it is one thing and in Quicktime another. Let’s hope it is just a fluke. If it happens on your next video reach out. I can try to shift the time for you, but also we can dig in further to try to get to the bottom of it. Thanks! Craighttps://www.loom.com/share/b82c518139a447919201b94fa7296d29
Ok I just shifted the time forward about a second and it looks to be fine. I encoded the finished product too just to make sure it would be ok and it is.
So, this time when I put it into Adobe Premiere, the audio sync was way off as well (words didn’t match lips). Which is a bit odd as usually if it is off, it would be off on CS too, but it’s just another indicator that something is wrong with the loom file.
So, I would do some research on Loom audio sync. I believe there are settings you can put into place to make sure the audio sync is good. Audio syncing is a typical issue with webcam video recording.
If you can’t seem to resolve it that way, I suppose I could put in a rule to always shift your subtitles forward, but I would try to fix it on the video recording end first if possible. If that won’t work, just let me know.
Honestly, if it was me, I would record the video with my phone. You will get better quality video and won’t have to deal with some of these issues.
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