YouTube enhances caption translation for video creators
Google-owned company today implemented a brand new set of caption translation tools. These new tools see the Google Translator Toolkit integrated with the YouTube Video Manager, and the method of having translated captions in your videos appears to be pretty straightforward, if not a bit of labor-intensive.
While this new set of translation tools supports 300 languages, creators should roll up their sleeves and do the dirty work themselves. Step one within the process is getting a caption track on your video. Once you’ve done that, clicking at the “Request Translation” button that now appears inside the YouTube Video Manager will prompt you to pick the languages you desire your video translated to. Select the languages you will want, and YouTube offers you caption translation documents which are edited within the Google Translator Toolkit. From here, you may make the translations yourself or invite some friends to present you a helping hand.
To make things go as quickly as possible, YouTube will embed your video to your caption translation pages, so that you can translate the dialog as you watch the video. YouTube may also show you a preview of translations inside the video, so that you could make sure everything matches up correctly. For the 64 languages that Google Translate supports, YouTube will provide a primary draft of your translations, allowing you to get the job done even faster. This draft can for sure be edited by you or anyone you’ve invited to use edits, providing an awesome springboard in your translation project.
Once you’re done, simply click “Publish to YouTube” and your translated captions would be applied for your video. This update has officially gone live, so if you will have some videos you want translated, you may get to work once you would like. We need to say, this can be a pretty nifty feature, especially because at the moment, the vast majority of YouTube’s audience lives outside of the us. Inspect our story timeline below for more posts on YouTube!
[via YouTube Creators Blog]