MacCaption is intended to help you author, edit and encode video captions and subtitles. Unlike other simpler apps, this tool can require some learning time before you can take advantage of all its features, which is why the abundance of help documentation, including a Quick Guide, is highly appreciated.
Its interface has been designed in a way that allows following a non-linear sequence, which also supports batch conversion. MacCaption has a basic workflow that starts when you create a file that includes your caption text. Luckily, you can import that file but also any already available captions in various file formats, such as plain text, SCC & MCC, CAP, TDS, ULT, PAC and EBU-STL. Moreover, it can extract existing closed captions from video files in various formats, like MOV, MXF and MPEG.
The next step is when you open the movie you want to subtitle. At this point, it is great that you can use the automatic timecode-to-captions feature. However, this only works when the language in the caption coincides with that in the spoken text. As an alternative, you can set the timing manually by playing the video and hitting a button when a new line of caption should appear. Still, for me, the best choice is to use speech-to-text technology to generate a text transcript of the video, including appropriate timing. This requires a working Internet connection as it is a cloud-based service and supports more than 100 languages. more