Seeing is believing and reading is understanding. We made sure Organizers, Speakers and attendees are aware of how to both see the presentations and get into the context following the closed captions.

Currently, there are multiple ways of presenting with captions during the event on Hopin.

Captions for speakers on Backstage or Sessions

Individual speakers can use the Web Captioner tool for Backstage or Sessions and simply screen share the captions.

  1. Once the Speaker is on the Backstage or Session, click the screen share button, choose Web Captioner page on the Chrome tab and hit Share to start sharing the tab.

2. Open the Web Captioner page and click Start Captioning button at the bottom right corner of the page.

3. Return to the Session or Backstage of your event and start talking as you normally would. The captions will automatically appear on screen.

While on a Session (the Stage is adjusted automatically) with multiple Speakers double-clicking the screen shared area will make the text bigger and easier to read.

Tip: Check Web Captioner Help Center for more information and settings.

Captions for speakers over RTMP

While streaming via RTMP in OBS, the Web Captioner tool can be overlayed on top of the streaming area.

On the Sources menu at the bottom of the OBS app click the + icon and choose Window Capture option from the list.

Set the Window Capture a descriptive name (e.g. Captions) and choose the browser tab with Web Captioner on.

That’s it, your captions are now on RTMP and you can start streaming whenever you are ready.

Tip: Check OBS Help Center for more information and settings.

Captions for speakers with Google Slides

While presenting the Google Slides, Speakers can enable the captions feature inside the Slides and enjoy the captioning.

See the full guide on how to use captions with Google Slides.

Captions for multiple speakers

With multiple speakers talking at the same time we recommend creating the captions using Google Meet or Zoom and then live stream the video meeting into Hopin over RTMP via OBS.

Translations to different languages

Captions only allow attendees to follow the Speakers live. For interpretation of the event Stage keynote we recommend the following workarounds:

One Stage - unlimited Sessions

In case you have in-house interpreters for your event, all you need is to create Sessions at the event dashboard page and invite your interpreters to the language-related session.

Tips:

  • Make sure to add a descriptive name (e.g. [Spanish] Keynote presentation) to each session that will be live in a different language.
  • Set the interpreter as the only person who can come on screen in a session to avoid attendees jumping on screen.
  • Have a dry run with interpreters to make sure they will come on screen and on time during the event.

Third-party apps for simultaneous interpretation

For interpretations, customers have often been successful using platforms like Interprefy. Hopin Business and Enterprise customers also have the option to integrate Interprefy directly into the Hopin events side panel. Find out more about our integration and contact our sales team to discuss our Hopin Business and Enterprise plans.

Feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] in case you have questions or need assistance.

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