Speaker Labels are visual cues that let a media viewer discern who is speaking. Like Cues, Speaker Labels are not actually spoken. Speaker Labels appear as red text in the Review Tool.
If you place a colon after a Speaker Label in your transcript, SyncWords will usually identify and label it accordingly. You still retain the ability to add Speaker Labels using the Review Tool.
To learn how to add Speaker Labels, read the steps below or view our updated Review Tool video.
Step 1 - Launch the Review Tool
Click the “Review Timestamps” button on the project page. The Review Tool will open in a new tab of your browser.
NOTE: You must be running Safari or Internet Explorer and have a current version of the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in installed to use the Review Tool. An HTML5 version of the Review Tool is in the works and will be released soon.
Step 2 - Select the Speaker
Click the word that you want to identify as a Speaker Label. When it is highlighted, you can click the Speaker Label button on the left side of the screen.
You can also click the Speaker Label button on the icon bar above the highlighted word.
SyncWords re-syncs on the fly, ensuring that any new Speaker Labels do not affect the timing of words surrounding the change.