New Enterprise Features: Video Captions and Transcriptions

Add captions and generate transcriptions for your Zight videos.

Zight | September 21, 2021 | 2 min read time

Article Last Updated: October 02, 2023

New Enterprise Features: Video Captions and Transcriptions

We’re thrilled to announce new features to our screen recording and video recording experience: captions and transcriptions.

Captions improve the ability of audiences to discover and consume your videos. Upon request, Zight will generate an English transcript for your videos and screen recordings. When watching a video, not everyone is in a place where they can listen to the audio, and many people understand videos better when they can read along with captions at the same time.

Adding captions to your videos will make for:

  • Overall improved experience, which allows your audience to consume your content regardless of where they are
  • Added accessibility (particularly for those that are deaf or hearing impaired)
  • Improved understanding for ESL and non-native English speakers
  • Improved search, Zight allows you to search your captions and descriptions

How to add captions to your videos

After you have finished recording a video, follow these steps to add captions and get your transcription.

  1. Access your content in the Zight web application
  2. Click on the Transcription option right below the video description box
  3. Click “Request Transcription”
  4. You will receive an email when your transcription and captions are ready
  5. Access the video again in the Zight web application, and you’ll be able to read the transcription as well as enable captions on the video

Generate your transcription at the bottom of your video.

Receive an email notification when the transcription is ready.

Use the transcription to skip to certain parts of the video.

Toggle closed captions on or off by clicking the “㏄” on the lower right corner of the video player.

Captions are also made available to unfurled and embedded videos. This is especially helpful for customers that send videos in Slack or embed their Zight videos in a help center or on their website.

Captions and transcriptions are available to our Enterprise customers. If you would like to gain access to this feature, along with other enhanced security features, please contact our sales team about an Enterprise account.

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