F is for


#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter F

C is for Closed Caption

Closed caption is very welcome by not only those who are deaf. Many who are just a little bit hard of hearing or hard of hearing appreciate it. Others like the closed caption to make sure they are hearing the words correctly because of different accents. 

I did not go over this in the Legacy FamilyTree webinar and therefore I have added the steps here. 

  1. Click your icon in the top right corner of the YouTube channel
  2. Click Your Channel.
  3. Click Your videos from the menu on the left side of the screen. 
    Your videos appear.
  4. Scroll down through the videos to find the one you want to add closed captions. 
  5. Move your mouse over the video you want to add the closed captions.
    A row of icons appear.
  6. Click on the pencil.
  7. Scroll down to the bottom.
  8. Click SHOW MORE
  9. Scroll down until you see the Languages, subtitles and closed captions (CC) section. 
  10. Click subtitles from the line "To manage other languages, go to subtitles"
    A list of the languages will appear. 
  11. Select the language you want. 
  12. Click CONFIRM
    A list of languages appear.
  13. Click on the one that says Duplicate and Edit.
  14. On the left side of the screen is the text that will need punctuation and spelling corrections which are mostly capitalization errors by closed caption.

  15. Words that are not in the dictionary are underlined in a red squiggly such as non capitalized words. These make them easy to spot. 

    Right click on the words with the red squiggly line. The menu shown on the right appears. 

    Select the correct spelling or if it is spelled correcting select Add to dictionary. 

  16. Add periods, commas, questions marks, etc. 
  17. When completed, click the PUBLISH button located in the top right. 
    Closed caption is now available for this video. 

B is for Backup

Uploading videos to your YouTube channel is a great way to create and store a back up. You may already have videos or PowerPoints that are ready to upload have 

Convert old reel to reel movies
There are companies who can do this for you. 

Convert old PowerPoints from

  • weddings
  • family reunions
  • funerals
Upload from other software videos
Any presentation that was made from any software and can be used if the presentation can be saved/converted to mp4 for uploading to YouTube.
  • Prezi
  • Haiku Deck
  • Slidedog   (Can convert with Apple QuickTime)
  • Visme
  • Vyond
The following are not able to save or convert as .mp4 directly. If created in one of these they can be opened by PowerPoint or other software and then convert. 
  • Google Slides  
  • Keynote  
  • Slidedog   (Can convert with Apple QuickTime)
  • Zoho Show 
Do you have other software you have used, please add them in the comments below. 

The rest of this month's A 2 Z blog posts will give ideas of subjects to take your photos to make PowerPoints, convert to mp4, then upload to YouTube. 

#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter B

A is for Ancestors

This year's A 2 Z blog challenge is based on a session I spoke for Legacy Family Tree Webinars for their Second 24 hour marathon, April 8, 2021. I will post the link to the session as soon as it is up this week. 

The session taught why and how to make PowerPoint to record family history and then convert to mp4 so they can be uploaded to your own YouTube channel. This months challenge will be sharing different videos examples from PowerPoint. 

A has been for ancestors in my A to Z challenge each year. Ancestors are one of the reasons why I do genealogy. My ancestors and other people's ancestors as I try to help them with their genealogy.

Link to video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PGlMfjCPhcc

  1. Make a slide.
  2. Add a photo of an ancestor 
  3. Write or record what you loved about them. 
  4. Add an transition, if wanted.
  5. Save it as a PowerPoint or whatever program you are using.
  6. Save as a mp4 file
  7. Upload to your YouTube. 

#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter A