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Interactive Video Transcript is a function available only for the owners of FV Player Pro license. It will use an attached VTT file (usually subtitles) to generate a transcript in a box below the video. The text will follow the playback of the video, highlighting the current line, while allowing users to skip to any point in in the video by clicking on individual lines in the transcript.
The main function of this feature is to highlight the current line in the VTT file. If you simultaneously use the same file as subtitles, you can see that the highlighted transcript line will match the one currently shown in the video.
When the Autoscroll function is active (as in the picture above), the text box will automatically scroll down as the video continues, always showing the active line in the top row. This can be turned off when the user wants to scroll through the transcript and let the video play.
The transcript display can be turned on and off with this button:
The transcript box can be dragged around by left-clicking the top of the box and dragging it to wherever you want it, then releasing the mouse button.
The transcript box can be resized by clicking the lower right corner of the box and dragging it.
The transcription box will stay on top of the video, even in full screen.
Another important function is the Search bar. Not only will it find the searched phrase, but it will allow the user to jump through the lines which include it by using the '< >' buttons. Jumping to a particular line will also make the video jump to the exact point in the timeline. (this can also be achieved by clicking on any line in the transcript).
Interactive Video Transcript is currently compatible with VTT files and also with all Vimeo hosted videos (even private ones) that include captions.
To use it with a VTT file, you can either insert the path to the .vtt file into the Transcript field in our shortcode editor, as you can see in the screenshot below, or you can write .transcript="url-of-the-file.vtt" directly into the shortcode.
The transcript will load and generate automatically.
Example shortcode (notice that the same file can be used both for transcripts and for video subtitles):
[fvplayer src="https://foliovision.com/images/2016/10/SampleVideo_1280x720_10mb.mp4" width="1280" height="720" transcript="https://foliovision.com/images/2016/10/subtitles-lorem-ipsum.vtt" subtitles="https://foliovision.com/images/2016/10/subtitles-lorem-ipsum.vtt"]
To use the feature with Vimeo is even easier, just add a line transcript="auto" into the shortcode.
FV Player Pro is formatting the VTT subtitles automatically to make them look like paragraphs of text. New paragraph is automatically started everytime there is:
- 2 second (or more) pause between two subtitle lines
- an empty subtitle pause
Take a look on an example video hosted on Vimeo with the automatic transcript. Here is the shortcode:
[fvplayer src="https://vimeo.com/150185992" transcript="auto" splash="https://i.vimeocdn.com/video/549595739_1280.jpg" caption="Teaser: "Paillard Bolex" (English subtitles)"]
At every flash, it is a picture that is born inside of this magic box. conceived with incredible precision by a team of technicians that inherited a 150 years old tradition. When I saw the assembly lines I thought I could never work here. Doing a repetitive work all day long was not for me. A high precision camera must roll the film with unfailing regularity. At that time being hired by a big company like this meant life time employment. As long as the company lasted anyways. We had employment security at the time. Here we do not pay attention to how much time is needed. The technician patiently tweaks the springs of the speed regulator, that he mounts, unmounts, and mounts over again, looking for the perfect amount of tension. A true watchmaker's work.
I assembled hundreds of cameras.
We were asked to do things properly. The goal was to satisfy the client as long as we could. Regardless of the saying, quality is not controlled, it is built. The final quality control is pushed to the most extreme limits. Each camera is quality controlled according to draconian guidelines In the small cameras assembly lines were mostly working women. They were supposedly more agile than men were. But I am under the impression that their salary was much lower.
Bolex always has been a noisy camera. It was the main disadvantage of these cameras. If you wanted to record sound next to the camera that was an issue. The camera sound was overwhelming, the noise of the mechanics was overwhelming.
If you want to see if the camera is struggling you set them to 64 frames per second, you slow down the friction of the rewinding and you let them slow down. When some get to the end they sometimes go « … » Paillard Bolex is the symbol of a renowned range of cameras capable of capturing life as well as reproducing it on the screen. Commented with voice recordings or complemented with orchestra music.
Devices ranging from the simplest to the most advanced. Designed for the beginners as well as for the advanced users, equipped with refined and efficient improvements. Paillard the camera of the connoisseurs.