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Creating your output for the Community Portal

Once you’ve claimed a task, it’s up to you how you create your output. For example, if you’ve claimed a transcription task, you can use Microsoft Word, or Google Docs, or an open office product – you choose! As long as the finished product meets the format requirements, you can work wherever and however you like. 

Ai-Media has built integrations with certain tools that we have partnered with. You can access these integrations using the buttons at the top of your Task Detail page.

Our current Community workflows – Captioning and Transcription – have one specific output type each (easy, right?) However, as we add more workflows, more format types may be required. Always check the task notes to see if there are any special instructions about formats, and make sure you’re checking the most recent Community Portal documentation for updates.

  • Captioning tasks always require an SRT (SubRip) formatted file to be submitted – unless otherwise specified in the task notes.
  • Transcription tasks always require a .docx (Microsoft Word) formatted file to be submitted – unless otherwise specified in the task notes.
  • Transcripts may also require the use of a template – check your task notes for more details.

Using Amara to create captions

If you’ve got an Amara account as part of our exclusive Ai-Media team, you’re in luck – you can launch the Amara editor and retrieve your completed captions directly from your Community Portal task! Simply click ‘Launch Amara’ when you start your task to get captioning. Once you’ve completed your caption file, you must ‘Endorse’ the captions before you can retrieve them via your task. Click Endorse, then go back to the Community Portal and click the ‘Fetch from Amara’ button to retrieve the SRT.

If you have any issues launching the Amara editor, make sure you’re logged in before clicking Launch Amara. If you’ve updated your Amara username recently, this might also prevent you from launching the task – get in touch with Online Support as soon as possible to let us know your updated username.

Updated on February 25, 2020

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