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Easily and Accurately Add Captions to Your Movies

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$90.96 $129.95
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Platforms: Mac OS X 10.4 and later
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As a movie maker, you want your audience to be as broad as possible, and this includes hearing impaired folks! But as talented as you are with respect to moviemaking, you don't know a thing about how to introduce movie captions to your films. Well, today, you can stop trying to learn and just pick up a copy of MovieCaptioner!

MovieCaptioner is an easy way to add captions to your movies quickly and accurately! With MovieCaptioner, just load your movie and start adding captions to match 4 second loops that play at the press of a button. Then, once you're done, export your captions to one of 19 different formats, ensuring that no matter where your movie goes, the captions will go along with it! There's a reason why so many government agencies, universities, and television show production companies are already using this fantastic tool.

In addition to captions, you can also use MovieCaptioner to import existing transcripts as captions, and existing caption-formatted files while preserving the timecode!

Please note: MovieCaptioner requires Mac OS X 10.5 (or better) and QuickTime 7 must also be installed (available on your Snow Leopard install disk). Upgrading to QuickTime 7 Pro will be necessary in order to export embedded caption formats.

This promotion includes the following:
MovieCaptioner for Mac - Single User License ($90.96)
MovieCaptioner for Mac - Up to 10 User License ($839.96)
MovieCaptioner for Mac - Up to 20 User License ($1259.96)
MovieCaptioner for Mac - Site License ($2239.96)
MovieCaptioner for Windows - Single User License ($90.96)
MovieCaptioner for Windows - Up to 10 User License ($839.96)
MovieCaptioner for Windows - Up to 20 User License ($1259.96)
MovieCaptioner for Windows - Unlimited Site License ($2239.96)

Review Written by Derek Lee
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Walter Meckley Does this program require an apple or mac computer or will a PC with Windows 8.1 work?
Dec 2 2014 at 8:47am Copy Link
Patrick Besong There is also a version for Windows that will work fine with Windows 8.1.
SynchriMedia - Dec 2 2014 at 9:44am Copy Link
Walter Meckley Can I caption using Korean type? And can I use Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 to dictate captions into the program?
Dec 21 2014 at 7:52am Copy Link
Patrick Besong Walter, yes to both questions. Give it a try the demo is fully functional for 14 days. Let me know if you have any questions. I can more quickly be reached at
SynchriMedia - Dec 21 2014 at 9:46am Copy Link
L Spark Will this add the time and date to video recorded on a camera that does not include it on the recorded video?
Feb 7 2015 at 10:57am Copy Link
Patrick Besong You could do that by putting the time and date as the first and only caption. That way it will stay on the video throughout.
SynchriMedia - Feb 7 2015 at 12:15pm Copy Link
L Spark If I have a 20 minute video that starts at 2:20 p.m., I want the video to show 2:20 at the beginning and progress to the end when it should show 2:40. Are we talking about the same thing? I don't want the time to show when the video was begun (2:20) on every frame from start to finish.
Feb 7 2015 at 10:48pm Copy Link
Patrick Besong Sorry I misunderstood. You will need a video editing program like Final Cut or Premiere to do that.
SynchriMedia - Feb 8 2015 at 4:55am Copy Link
Metta Zetty Does this app work on Windows 7?
Jun 27 2015 at 12:30pm Copy Link
Patrick Besong Works great on Windows 7, Vista, and Windows 8. Be sure to install QuickTime 7 first, though.
SynchriMedia - Jun 27 2015 at 1:07pm Copy Link
Ricky Rick @ Patrick Besong

Why is QuickTime needed? I don't/won't use QuickTime or RealPlayer on my PC - I only use VLC Media Player by VideoLan. VLC can Play anthything that Quicktime can.

Also - I use Sony Movie Studio 12 Premium for video editing on a Win 7 Pro 64 bit OS.

Feb 9 2016 at 6:55am Copy Link
Patrick Besong Rick,

MovieCaptioner uses the QuickTime libraries in order to work. In fact it will not even launch on Windows unless QuickTime is installed. It may also require a restart of your computer after installing QuickTime but you can try launching it first to see. Here is the link to download QuickTime:
SynchriMedia - Feb 9 2016 at 7:13am Copy Link
Dan Amiel 70 bucks, that's a lot of wood :/
Apr 24 2016 at 6:41pm Copy Link
Patrick Besong Most people think it's quite a bargain compared to other captioning software and MovieCaptioner is much easier to use.
SynchriMedia - Apr 24 2016 at 7:07pm Copy Link
Dan Amiel I guess i'm not familiar with "other captioning software"...
Apr 25 2016 at 5:05am Copy Link
Patrick Besong Dan, yes it will work fine with QT 7.7.4 Pro. Please note, however, that last week TrendMicro has issued a warning that QuickTime has some vulnerabilities and should be uninstalled from Windows machines. MovieCaptioner will not run without QuickTime being installed. Many think the warning is a bit overblown, but I just wanted you to be aware all the same.

I do update the software regularly and send notices out to users.
SynchriMedia - Apr 25 2016 at 7:54am Copy Link
Dan Amiel Thanks a lot for the info. Now the natural question that comes to mind is why did you existentially bind quicktime to your software ? Wasn't there any other neutral way to design it ? Quicktime is quite slow on Windows.
Apr 25 2016 at 7:57am Copy Link
Patrick Besong It wasn't really my choice. The software development platform I used to create MovieCaptioner (RealStudio) uses QuickTime for all video methods.

The issue with QuickTime for Windows pretty much blindsided most software developers from one-man shops like mine to large corporations like Adobe. I think you'll be fine if you're using your own videos. Just be careful what you download from the internet. That's where the problem with Quicktime is.
SynchriMedia - Apr 25 2016 at 8:01am Copy Link
Dan Amiel I understand. Fact is, i never use quicktime as such, it is only installed so that codecs are present. When i download videos from the net, i do it through other dedicated means, then convert whatever format they may have into mp4, drop them into Camtasia for some Editing and export them again in mp4.
Camtasia has a captioning function already, but it's very basic and painful to use, the process can last for hours. That's why i was looking for an alternative.
Moreover, i speak and write 7 languages fluently, therefore when i find a good video i feel the need to caption/translate it fast and share it with friends who are not familiar with the original language of that video.
Apr 25 2016 at 8:09am Copy Link
Patrick Besong I'm guessing re-exporting as MP4 will kill any malicious code that could be hidden in the video, but that's beyond my expertise. MovieCaptioner should take a lot of the pain out of transcribing for you. Also, after you do one transcription, you could export as SRT and then translate the SRT in a text editor to other languages as closely as you can. Then that can either be used where SRT captions are required or the SRT can be imported back into a new MovieCaptioner project and exported as other formats. It will bring the timecode and translated captions back in intact.
SynchriMedia - Apr 25 2016 at 8:14am Copy Link
Dan Amiel That's good news, exporting, editing in peace and re-importing sounds great.
I will download the fully functional demo and purchase tomorrow if everything worked well. Thanks again for your kind willingness to inform Patrick.

Good luck with Sales !
Apr 25 2016 at 8:18am Copy Link
Patrick Besong Thanks, Dan. Let me know if you have any questions. Glad to help.
SynchriMedia - Apr 25 2016 at 8:21am Copy Link
Dan Amiel Hey Patrick. I tried to buy, but it seems the discount doesn't apply at checkout.
I get 115 Euros instead of 70$. Could you check it ?
Apr 25 2016 at 8:06pm Copy Link
Patrick Besong Dan, use the link on this page instead to get the BDJ discount.
SynchriMedia - Apr 25 2016 at 8:08pm Copy Link
Apr 25 2016 at 8:17pm Copy Link
Patrick Besong Sorry, storm took my internet out last night. BDJ must be having problems. Email me at "" and I'll send you a special discount code.
SynchriMedia - Apr 26 2016 at 3:43am Copy Link
Dan Amiel Purchased and happy. Thanks Pat, i'll get back to you soon through email for further questions should they arise.
Apr 26 2016 at 1:30pm Copy Link
Patrick Besong Thank you, Dan. Yes, let me know if you have any questions. Glad to help.
SynchriMedia - Apr 26 2016 at 1:39pm Copy Link
Dan Amiel Hey Pat. I have a problem. MP4 videos are all recognized but the program claims that 50% of them have 0 seconds content and i get a blue screen, although all of them come from the same source, means were exported from the same editing program with the same export parameters...
Apr 26 2016 at 4:40pm Copy Link
Patrick Besong Dan, it could be the video encoding. Some use AVC Coding and do not work well for captioning. I wrote an article on that here: http://synchrimedia.blogs...oning.html
Problem is that on Windows, QuickTime Player does not usually show that it's AVC Coding like the Mac version of QT does. You may need to re-export your movie using the free app MPEG Streamclip from and see if that makes it work. Export as a new QT movie using H.264 video and AAC audio.

BTW, it will be much quicker to email me at "" rather than post here on BDJ.
SynchriMedia - Apr 26 2016 at 4:49pm Copy Link
Dan Amiel PROBLEM SOLVED, in fact it wasn't even one :-))

For all those who purchased, never import videos (from YT for example) who have the full title as file name. Too long names will prevent videos from being loaded properly into the program. Rename to "video" for example and all should be cool. Happy MovieCaptioning!
Apr 26 2016 at 5:17pm Copy Link
Patrick Besong Thanks for posting this, Dan. Glad it was that simple.
SynchriMedia - Apr 26 2016 at 5:18pm Copy Link
Dan Amiel Hey Patrick, getting back to you for a report of me using your software.
Well all i can say is that the memory management is a pure catastrophy.
It is impossible to work on a video for more thank 5 minutes, even though it is a low low resolution one extra converted for the purpose of captioning.
If the looping and the beeping were not enough, the program becomes unresponsive, typed captions appear in slow motion on the screen and any work becomes impossible. And all that can not be a lack of hardware memory on my side as my PC is equipped with a ram of 64GB.

Sad, because the concept in itself and the deisign are really appealing.
But if the technical side doesn't add up, the whole thing becomes useless.
I would strongly advise you to deactivate that disrupting and ressource consuming looping of the videos, with a "REPLAY" button that people could click themselves to hear a piece of sound once again, manually.
Mar 2 2017 at 8:50am Copy Link
Patrick Besong Dan, I suspect that maybe there is an issue with the video. Most people don't have any such problems if they downsize from HD (1920x1080) to about half that size or less (960x540). The other thing that can bog it down, and probably more importantly is if the frame rate is higher than 30 frames per second. Some movies have twice that rate and it really causes things to come to a halt after a few minutes. You can check your video by opening it in QuickTime Player and going to the Movie Inspector window. It will tell you the size and frame rate there. If you're still having issues, send me the movie via shared with "" and I'll take a look.

Incidentally, you can use the free app MPEG Streamclip to resize your video and adjust the frame rate to 30 frames per second or less (should be a multiple of your movie's current frame rate. You can download MPEG Streamclip from

As I said, most people don't have any problems at all with MovieCaptioner and thousands of people use it every day. I'm sure I can help you with your issue. In the future, email me directly at Going thru Bits Du Jour slows the response time.
SynchriMedia - Mar 2 2017 at 9:51am Copy Link
Dan Amiel I would strongly advise you to deactivate that disrupting and ressource consuming looping of the videos, with a "REPLAY" button that people could click themselves to hear a piece of sound once again, manually.
Mar 2 2017 at 10:21am Copy Link
Patrick Besong Dan, you can turn off the beeping. There is a checkbox to turn it off. You can also not use the looping by just hitting your control/command key plus the spacebar to toggle the video playing on and off. It will still be in the loop, but you don't have to listen to it over and over. once you have what's in the loop typed, hit your return/enter key to record it.

Send me your video via shared with "" and I'll try it myself.
SynchriMedia - Mar 2 2017 at 10:27am Copy Link
Patrick Besong Dan, just following up. I haven't heard from you. If you want help, send me an email. I'll be glad to help. I'm sure I can get you going again fairly quickly.
SynchriMedia - Mar 5 2017 at 3:51pm Copy Link

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