transcribing from video
sw at PASSITONSERVICES.ORG
Tue Jan 2 02:41:00 UTC 2007
Another helpful tool related to viewing and analyzing video data is the
ELAN program. Very excellent software. It can be used to do linguistic
analysis, but what I like about it is that I can do the initial
analysis of a text to separate it into its logical parts. Then you can
just play back sections of the text and even have it loop again and
again. You can also adjust the speed of playback so that as it repeats
it also does it slower or faster.
Here is the link: http://www.mpi.nl/tools/elan.html. The program is
available for both Mac and Windows. It is written in Java so it should
be pretty portable. It accepts video files in a Quicktime-compatible
format. So, it might not accept WMV quite as well.
Worth looking at for the analysis and transcription process. Maybe
someday we can actually write in SW in ELAN. Keep dreaming ... it will
On Jan 1, 2007, at 19:28, Kimberley Shaw wrote:
> Hello Shane:
> point taken! I'll try to have more patience as practicing
> transcription continues.
> And captioners do indeed impressive and often thankless work.
> -- Kim from Boston
> On 1/1/07, Shane Gilchrist O hEorpa
> <shane.gilchrist.oheorpa at gmail.com> wrote:
>> u ll have to use your memory to develop a 'mind-mapping' technique
>> can be annoyed at first - its the same with subtitle makers - they
>> have to go thru stuff over and over to get the words in right.
>> On 01/01/07, James Shepard-Kegl, Esq. <kegl at maine.rr.com> wrote:
>> > Kimberley,
>> > Imagine Gutenburg creating a page block by block -- very time
>> > But once done, thousands (or today, millions) of copies can be made
>> > order.
>> > Two words of advice:
>> > 1) If you don't sign, get a signer to assist you. (You would not
>> want to
>> > confuse an involuntary twitch with a grammatical marker.)
>> > 2) The process becomes easier with practice (and a decent glossary
>> > But, it is still labor intensive, so plan your time accordingly.
>> > -- James
>> > on 1/1/07 12:53 AM, Kimberley Shaw at skifoot at gmail.com wrote:
>> > Hello all:
>> > and a very happy New Year to you all!
>> > Val, I only get more and more impressed by the day by the things
>> you have
>> > done! I have been trying to transcribe a poem of Ella Mae Lentz
>> > with Malz"), and it has become an exercise in frustration.As an ASL
>> > who has just been placed into a 2nd-year ASL class at a univiersity
>> > am trying to figure out why it is being so diffficult to simply
>> write down
>> > sentence by sentence from the VHS (no, the video her poem is on has
>> > been released to DVD, alas), and I am wondering how on earth you
>> were able
>> > to transcribe from video when you were not yet a signer.
>> > Was it the dance training?
>> > Have all of you other signwriters got some special wisdom to share
>> > Or just useful tips?
>> > You don't even want to know how many times I have had to hit
>> "pause" and
>> > "rewind" just to get the first sentence down on paper.
>> > All the best,
>> > Kim from Boston
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