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Fwd: CADET from NCAM: free captioning tool for online videos


From: Jennifer Sutton
Date: May 24, 2017 5:00PM

Greetings, WebAIM (and others who I'm bcc-ing):

I thought this was worth cross-posting from the WAI-IG email list.

Congratulations to the NCAM staff for this new and most welcome product.



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Subject: CADET from NCAM: free captioning tool for online videos
Resent-Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 19:40:01 +0000
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Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 19:39:20 +0000
From: Geoff Freed < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

Hello, everyone:

Below is an announcement that will interest caption enthusiasts everywhere.


Geoff Freed


*The National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH (NCAM) announces the
launch of CADET (Caption and Description Editing Tool).*

CADET is free, downloadable caption-authoring software that enables
anyone to produce high-quality caption files that are compatible with
any media player that supports the display of captions. CADET can also
be used to generate audio-description scripts. CADET does not require an
internet connection in order to operate: it runs locally in any Web
browser, so users do not need to upload private videos or proprietary
content to servers or video-hosting sites in order to create captions.

CADET implements all of the basic features necessary to create
high-quality captions, plus many of the functions available only in
high-end caption-authoring workstations. CADET allows users to . . .

* create captions for video formats that play natively in browsers
(e.g., mp4, m4v);
* import plain-text transcripts for editing and timing;
* transcribe caption text directly into the caption editor;
* edit, style and time captions;
* import existing caption files (WebVTT, SRT, TTML, QTText) for
clean-up, editing or re-timing;
* export caption files in common formats, including WebVTT, SRT, TTML,
QTText and SAMI, as well as plain-text scripts.

NCAM is providing this tool to all users free of charge. Please follow
the link below to download your copy of CADET now. And please join our
online community forum to share your feedback.

CADET License Agreement and Software Download:

CADET User Group: http://cadet.boards.net <http://cadet.boards.net/>;

CADET Help documents: http://ncamftp.wgbh.org/cadet/help/