Vikiでキャプション付けに挑戦しましょう!

皆さん、「キャプション」という言葉をご存知ですか?
Vikiで動画をお楽しみいただいている皆さんはもう、「字幕」のコンセプトには親しまれていると思います。今回は、字幕の一種である「キャプション」についてご紹介します!


キャプションとは?

キャプションとは、動画の中で出てくる音声を文字情報に変換したもので、簡単に言うと「文字起こし」です。普通の字幕と違うのは、人の話すセリフだけでなく、動物の鳴き声、背景の効果音などの音についても説明を加える点です。

アメリカでは聴覚に障害のあるユーザーへの配慮のため、すべてのTV番組で「クローズドキャプション」を提供することが義務づけられています。

Vikiを日本語字幕でお楽しみいただいている方はご存知かと思いますが、そのほとんどが他言語(英語や韓国語など)から日本語へ翻訳された字幕です。一方、「キャプション」付けは元の言語でそのまま字幕を付ける作業なのです。


Vikiでキャプション付けをするメリット

  • 翻訳ができなくても字幕が付けられます!
使用する言語が1つなので、他言語から翻訳する必要がありません。聞き取りだけにフォーカスすれば、どなたでもキャプション付けができます!


  • 外国語の勉強になります!
英語を勉強中の方は、「ディクテーション」という言葉を聞いたことがありませんか?英語で話されている内容を聞いて、そのまま文章に書き起こす作業です。キャプション付けの作業もイメージは一緒。ディクテーションを繰り返す事で、リスニング力のアップにつながります!


  • QCを目指せます!
QCになると、Vikiの動画を広告なし&HD画質でお楽しみいただけるほか、お住まいの地域では通常視聴できない動画も視聴できるようになります。QCになる方法は、こちらからお読みください!


それでは早速、キャプション付けを始めてみましょう!例えば、英語のキャプション付けをしてみたい場合は…。


1.  Vikiのトップページの上の欄から、「TV」もしくは「MOVIE」を選びます。



2. 登場人物が話す言語が英語ということで、「Countries」から英語圏の国を選択します。



3. 動画のリストが出てきたら、「言語」の欄にカーソルを合わせます。
英語での字幕が完成していない動画を見つけて、キャプションを付けてみましょう!




Vikiでの字幕付けについては、Viki Uのチャンネルでおさらいしましょう!




Vikiには、日本語の字幕が必要な動画がまだまだたくさんあります。英語のキャプションが付くことで、他のユーザーが日本語字幕をつける助けにもなります。

「英語の聞き取りには自信がある!」
「リスニングの練習がしたい!」という方は、ぜひボランティアにご参加ください!


それでは、皆さんのご活躍をお待ちしています!

Aaron Yan: Bad Boy or Total Sweetheart?

Have you seen Aaron Yan in “Just You” and still can’t get enough ? Not to worry. He’s starring in the new drama “Fall in Love With Me.” In his newest drama, Yan plays Lu Tian Xing, a ruthless advertising prodigy by day and a conservative, glasses-wearing shy fellow named Xiao Lu by night. But in “Just You,” Yan plays a cold-hearted CEO who eventually warms to his colleagues and housemate.

Which leads us to the question … is Aaron Yan a bad boy or a real sweetheart? Let’s compare below:

Bad Boy: Yan’s character, Qi Yi, has absolutely no problems judging you during meal times, just like he coldly judges his housemate, Liang Liang (played by Puff Guo), in “Just You.”

You want to say that again? Because I’m totally judging you.
Sweetheart: But sometimes, Yan’s character is the one being judged, and he’s kind of cute when he’s embarrassed about it. No one would dare judge the marketing prodigy, Tian Xing, in “Fall in Love With Me,” but maybe we’d tease his alter-ego, Xiao Lu?

Uh … sorry for being so cute, boss?
Bad Boy: Yan is a relentless boss, both in “Fall in Love With Me” as the ruthless Tian Xing and in “Just You” as Qi Yi. With him around, there’s absolutely no time for fun and games in the office — not to mention dating!

If you have any fun, I’ll know about it!
Sweetheart: But once he warms up to you (like he does with Liang Liang in “Just You”), Yan’s character is not so bad after all — not to mention a total softie. Plus, he’s got a smile that’ll melt your heart! And of course, as Xiao Lu in “Fall in Love With Me,” he’s far from the cold-blooded boss that he used to be!

Hey girl, want to hang out and have some fun?
But no matter what the situation, no one can deny that Aaron Yan works hard and always gets down to business!

Well, let’s hope the fangirls like my new drama!
So what do you think — is Aaron Yan a bad boy or a total sweetie? Let us know in the comments below! And don’t forget to share how excited you are to watch his new drama, “Fall in Love With Me”! 




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Do You Know These Global Music Shows?

Need a break from watching all those romantic dramas? Feel like singing and dancing to all of your favorite songs from across the globe? Or perhaps you just want to discover new music? Here at Viki, we’ve got plenty of shows and series that feature music from all over the world that will get your soul singing and your toes tapping. Check them out in the list below!


Kawaii Matsuri  This Japanese show features legendary queen of “kawaii,” Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, in a star-studded celebration of all things cute and “kawaii” in Japanese music and fashion!


SBS Inki Gayo  This ultra-popular Korean music show features weekly live performances from the hottest K-pop artists, including SHINEE, Girls’ Generation and 2NE1. Catch the recent episodes right here on Viki of this long-running show of more than 700 episodes!





Rock ’n’ Road  Currently airing on Viki and starring Chris Wu from “Princess’ Stand In,” this series is about a former child actress and a top producer who lose everything and must help each other reach the top again!




Monstar  When a top teen idol, played by B2ST’s Yong Jun Hyung, is forced to return to school by his management agency to cool his hot temper, does he have what it takes to stand out in a performance arts high school full of talented students?


You and Me  This Venezuelan telenovela is a spin on the hit American “High School Musical” films, where teens Sheryl and Victor find their relationship growing even deeper when they learn of each others’ shared passion for music.

Did we miss your favorite music-centric show? Let us know in the comments below!

Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.


Join the Black Day Livestream Party with Eat Your Kimchi, April 14th!

You're invited to a very special event with our friends at Eat Your Kimchi! Join Simon and Martina as they celebrate the perfect "Black Day": eating black noodles while watching a Viki drama.

Made popular in Korea, the day to celebrate singlehood (think anti-Valentines) is quickly gaining steam worldwide, including in San Francisco, where some unnamed singles in the Viki office will be eating/watching with you guys and gals...

Join Viki and Eat Your Kimchi for the Black Day live stream party on April 14th!
Date & Time: April 14th, 7:00PM PDT

Where: Live Streaming from Eat Your Kimchi's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/simonandmartina
Event recording will be available on the Eat Your Kimchi Viki channel

How to Join the Party: Follow @Viki on Twitter and use hashtag #VikiKimchi to tweet your questions and comments to the hosts. Eat Your Kimchi may reply to your tweets live!

Here's what Viki and Eat Your Kimchi have in store for Black Day:


Black Day, which comes after romantic Valentine's Day (Feb. 14th) and lovey-dovey White Day (March 14th), is a chance for all the single ladies and gentlemen to order takeout black bean noodles and stay at home watching TV. And what better TV show to go with our noodles than "Let's Eat"? We'll be watching Episode 1 during the Black Day live stream party.

Tell Eat Your Kimchi and Viki how you'll be celebrating Black Day on Twitter, using the hashtag #VikiKimchi. You may get a shout-out during the party!



Explore the World With Viki: Taiwan

Watching dramas and movies on Viki is a great way to explore the world! This week, Viki is exploring Taiwan through some of our favorite dramas! Watch these Taiwanese dramas to learn more about Taiwan’s iconic sights.

Minquan Old Street

Minquan Old Street is a part of the historical northern Taiwan district of Sanxia. Best known for its ornate architecture and shops, Old Street is a go-to place for shopping and snacking. It was featured in  popular drama “Love Family.”

Old Street in ‘Love Family’

Yangmingshan National Park

Yangmingshan National Park is one of Taiwan’s eight national parks. It’s a tourist’s delight filled with amazing hiking trails, hot springs, cherry blossom trees, and even an inactive volcano!
The guys compete in a bicycle race in the national park in Episode 3 of “In a Good Way.” 


A bridge and field in Yangmingshan National Park

Vincent Park Cable Car

In “My Lucky Star,” couple Ah Xing and Tian Qi are supposed to meet here and confess their feelings for each other. Open year-round, this park is famous for its wide variety of plants and animals. 
You can see the Vincent Park Cable Car in Episode 18 of “My Lucky Star.”

The cable car scene in ‘My Lucky Star’

Yilan County

In “Fated to Love You,” Yilan County is the hometown of female lead character, Chen Xin Yi (played by Joe Chen). However, in the show, the location is known as Jiang Mu Island. Yilan County in Taiwan’s northeast region is best known for its beautiful scenery, International Children’s Folklore Festival, Dongshan River Water Park, and the Yilan Green International Film Festival.
Episode 3 of “Fated to Love You takes place in Yilan.


Boats docked in a river at Yilan
Taipei 101
Standing at 509 meters, Taipei 101 was the world’s tallest building until 2010. Marvel at the 101 Building in the “2014 Taipei 101 New Years Eve Countdown!


Explore more of the world on Viki!

Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.