If you already have transcripts for your Spanish video/audio files, the Spanish transcript alignment service is a faster and less expensive way to create captions and/or use the 3Play Media interactive video plugins.
Before getting started you will need...
- A video/audio file where the speech is entirely in a dialect of Latin American Spanish.
- A pre-existing transcript of the video/audio file in a UTF-8 encode text file.
See information about 3Play Media's suggested best practices to achieve the highest quality results when using the Spanish transcript alignment service.
This service is NOT for syncing a Spanish transcript to a media file with English audio to create subtitles.
Subtitles can be created using 3Play Media's translation services.
See more information about our translation services.
Step 0- Click Order Services
After signing into your 3Play Media account, click Order Services located at the top left of the page.
Step 1- Select Main Service: Alignment
Select Alignment as the primary service, and select the file's primary spoken language from the dropdown. By default, English will be selected.
After confirming the language, click Next.
Step 2- Select Additional Services: Audio Description & Vertical Caption Placement
Select Audio Description and/or Caption Placement to order these services in addition to the primary service (which is Alignment, in this case).
If ordering Audio Description, you can then select the type of Audio Description to order: Standard Audio Description, Extended Audio Description, or Use 3Play’s Recommendation.
Learn more about the difference between Standard and Extended Audio Description here.
If unsure as to whether the video will require Standard or Extended Audio Description, you can opt to Use 3Play’s Recommendation. Learn more about using 3Play’s Recommendation here.
Vertical Caption Placement
If ordering Caption Placement, you can then select the type of Caption Placement to order: Automated Caption Placement or Manual Caption Placement.
See more information regarding vertical caption placement.
Step 3a- Upload Media File
Upload a media file directly, via a linked account, or by pasting a public media file url.
Step 3b- Paste Transcripts
Paste the plain text transcript for this media file in the box that appears below the file name.
PRO TIP: The text in your completed aligned transcript will look exactly like the text in the upload box right before you hit submit.
If you are submitting more than one file for alignment, be sure you are adding the correct transcript to the corresponding text box. There will be a text box for each media file you chose to upload in the previous step.
Step 3c- Select Folder
Create a folder where you want these files to reside, or select a folder that already exists in your 3Play account.
Step 4- Review and Place Order
Please review the services and turnaround times requested on the Finalize Order section of the form. Read the cancellation policy that displays on the right-hand side of the Finalize Order page.
After reviewing the order and cancelation policy click Submit to complete the ordering process.