Captioning a video for your SDC paper

Summary: To add a video to your SDC paper, first upload your video to YouTube and add captions, then provide the link in your submission. Detailed instructions are provided below – adding a video is optional, however all videos must be captioned. You must submit a signed release form for all videos that include a client.

4.1. Upload your video to YouTube

We recommend uploading your video to YouTube. Instructions for uploading videos to YouTube can be found here. You will need a YouTube account if you do not already have one.

4.2. Add captions

After you have uploaded your video, you must add closed captions.

4.2a) Type a transcript of your text and save it as a txt file.

4.2b) Click on your YouTube sign-in name and select My Videos (figure 1)

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Figure 1: Click on name

4.2c) Select Captions (Figure 2)

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Figure 2: Click on Captions

2d) Click on Add New Captions or Transcripts (figure 3)


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4.2e) Upload transcript (figure 4)

4.2e1) Browse to find your text file

4.2e2) Click on Type>Transcript file (English only)

4.2e3) Enter a name for your transcript file (optional)

4.2e4) Click on Upload File

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Figure 4) Upload Transcript

4.3) View your video

Check your video by clicking on View on Video Page (figure 5)


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4.4) Video release form

If you plan to use a video that depicts a client, you must provide a copy of a signed video release form as part of your RESNA SDC submission.

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