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    Help deaf people understand the game - transcribe HEX VODs for rewards!

    Hello HEXers,
    as our deaf community is ever-growing, we are enjoying that people are starting to transcribe HEX related stuff, the most prominent example being Cory Jones’ 2 Turns Ahead Interview (http://forums.cryptozoic.com/showthread.php?t=48255 ) which was rewarded by Cory himself.

    We would love to make things like these a more regular occurrence while intending to reward people for their hard work. Thanks to generous sponsors, we were able to gather a few donations that we can give out to people that transcribe HEX-related VOD’s for us. More donations are always welcome; your name will be stated as a donator below as well! Donations can be sent to IGN Largashbur to be included in the list.

    Current donations/rewards (will be updated):
    Donator: Ivstone
    4 x Mastery of Time
    2 x Cosmic Transmogrifier
    1 x Reginald Lancashire
    1 x Cerberus
    1 x Bastardspawn of Bokrug
    1 x Windsinger, Master of the Hunt

    Donator: Angmar
    1 x Reprocessor
    1 x Prodigy of Volosolov
    1 x Howling Plains Bluegrass
    1 x Zin'xith Silk
    1 x Martyr
    1 x Tribal Warfare
    1 x Charge Colossus
    1 x Crocosaur
    1 x Duplicitious Duke
    1 x Blessing of Unicorns
    1 x Zakiir's Whim
    1 x Syyn, Etherdrake Nomad
    1 x Thunderfield Elder
    1 x Grim Assimilation
    1 x Sunsoul Phoenix

    Donator: nickon
    2 x Extinction

    Donator: Gax
    1 x Ashahsa
    1 x Slamvolt
    1 x Mother Dawnbreeze
    1 x Rifun Bonespike
    1 x Lillyth
    1 x The Dingler King
    1 x Gorden Boomcussion
    1 x Feste
    1 x Naryip
    1 x Tafford the Tireless

    You will of course be rewarded dependent on the amount of work you put in – fully transcribing a 4 hour VOD of course nets you a much better reward than a 15 minute VOD / a 15 minute part of a VOD. If you would like to work on a particular VOD please inform us so we can “reserve” this VOD for you so people don’t overlap with their work.

    Current transcribing requests (will be updated, any recommendations are welcome):

    -for now none until we receive donations for more rewards-

    Transcriptions in progress (reserved by transcribers):
    HexedHavocs Monday Meta Madness Episode 5 (from the beginning) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KQy-X4wDJ4 ) - RESERVED by Eldath
    Alucard’s HEXTCG “Dream Draft” (https://www.twitch.tv/hextcg/v/57859072 ) - RESERVED by hitchslap88
    JeffHoogland’s “Hex: Coyotles in Constructed” (https://www.twitch.tv/jeffhoogland/v/57999229 ) - RESERVED by Fred

    Finished transcriptions:
    Alucards 5 Shard Deck Destruction Dream (subtitle embedded in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BQxjrawUic) - thanks & credits to Ytterbite

    Sithos’ Archetype Drafting (Video: https://www.twitch.tv/hextcg/v/57465227, Transcriptions: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0By...ElDanBLQkI4Szg) - thanks & credits to nickon

    Software recommended for transcriptions:
    Subtitle Workshop (http://subworkshop.sourceforge.net/ )

    Time-coded transcript example:
    00:01:08
    00:01:11
    The opponent starts with a wild shard...

    00:01:11
    00:01:15
    and begins his ramp with a Howling Brave.

    00:01:15
    00:01:18
    Quite a nice card for ramp as it gives you an additional Wild threshold!
    Last edited by Largashbur; 04-12-2016 at 02:27 AM.

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    Your trying to add subtitles? What do you think about adding a list of sound effects for cards that enter play? I always enjoy playing my fave cards and hearing x sound effect when they pop out. I think creatig a list for this be helpful too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfCrypt View Post
    Your trying to add subtitles? What do you think about adding a list of sound effects for cards that enter play? I always enjoy playing my fave cards and hearing x sound effect when they pop out. I think creatig a list for this be helpful too.
    While I'm definitely going for subtitles/closed captions, I think we don't really need sound effects...

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    I m not familiar with any software, but I can say that if you do it manually it will take 4-5 times as long as the video to fully transcribe it. (Thus a 1 hour podcast would take around 4-5 hours to fully write down every single word they say.)

    Also it depends a bit on the quality of the source material. Sometimes there are 5 full sentences in a row that you can just type in one go without problems and then there might come a small piece where 2 people talk at once and you listened to it 10 times already and still can't understand what they are saying and then ofcourse there are the weird references to other games or other things that you have never heard of and you have no clue at all what they are talking about, which also makes it difficult to transcribe.
    (also, and maybe this might sound weird, but I think if you have the person talking on video and you watch his mouth, it is sometimes easier to figure out what he was saying.)
    Last edited by Salverus; 04-01-2016 at 04:04 PM.

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    We don't expect a perfect transcription (it's totally okay if you put question marks or garbled text if you don't understand a word/reference, was the same with the 2 Turns Ahead transcript) and we're aware of the time required to transcribe it, that's why we're offering rewards.

    And no, it is impossible to recognize any words from the mouth of a streamer, which I can confirm as a lip-reader for life.

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    I would be super game for this if it wasn't for my very limited data. Hope you find someone to do a good job and nice of the people to find some incentive to motivate the half willing.
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    Also for a stream you would need timestamps for the transcription, not?
    Otherwise you only knows what is said but not when.

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    Hi Largashbur,

    I'm taking HexHavoc's Monday Meta Madness Episode 5, just because he's my guild-mate.

    I'll be delivering my work in MS Word format, as my limited intelligence is incapable of figuring out a way to use your recommended software. It will be a time-coded transcript, in a layout acceptable for most production houses, at least in where I live.

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    High Tomb Lord
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    Also I meant some subtitles are very detailed and describes sound effects as well as dialogue I think some people enjoy that kinda thing (I'm half deaf but still can hear. However I do use subtitles alot)
    Quote Originally Posted by NOBLERooster
    Ozawa You Lore Hound!
    IGN: OzawaWanderer

    http://i.imgur.com/fro8laQ.png

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    Great that we found our first transcriber so quickly - reserved HexedHavoc's Episode 5 for you.

    As this is a project to help the deaf community understand the game, we do not require "perfect" subtitles with sound effects. That's for the professionals

    But we will need timestamps (i.e. a time-coded transcript) but any software to produce one will be fine, the recommended one is just one that I have personally found to be easy to use.

    Here's an example how that would look like (the second line is just +3 seconds every time, equals to the caption showing for 3 seconds):

    00:01:08
    00:01:11
    The opponent starts with a wild shard...

    00:01:11
    00:01:15
    and begins his ramp with a Howling Brave.

    00:01:15
    00:01:18
    Quite a nice card for ramp as it gives you an additional Wild threshold!
    Last edited by Largashbur; 04-01-2016 at 11:52 PM.

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