Captions enable deaf and hard of hearing individuals to understand audible content within videos. Section 508 requires captions be provided for digital video.
Simple, on-demand captioning solutions. We specialize in captioning services for film, television, media presentations, and web content. Caption deliverables come in many varieties depending on the application and end-use. Word Wizards offers closed captions, open captions, and subtitles for pre-recorded video content.
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Caption files are formatted for the type of media player they will be displayed on and the intended end-use:
A coded text file, formatted to work with a specific media player, publishing tool, or editing platform. Standalone caption files are for hosted video (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) and authoring platforms (Final Cut, Avid, Adobe Premiere, etc.). Common standalone caption formats include SRT, VTT, SCC, XML, and CCA.
Captions are encoded directly into the media file. These files can be in closed or open caption format. Encoded closed captions are added as a separate track to the media and can be turned on or off with a CC button. In open caption format, words are hard-coded into the video and will display no matter what media player is used. Common encoded media formats include MOV, MP4, WMV, and FLV.
Closed caption files for broadcast content are delivered in special formats specified by the station or media outlet. In some cases, a high-quality encoded media file is provided. In other circumstances, a physical tape is encoded with the captions for direct input into the broadcast system.
Subtitles are generally used to provide on-screen translation for secondary languages. Our network of translation vendors offers subtitles for all common global languages. Subtitles are typically encoded into the video like open captions, but the style and format of the text may vary.
Word Wizards offers caption and subtitle solutions with superior customer service. Give us a call or use our online form to request a free quote. Simplify your captioning workflow by enlisting us as your partner for digital video accessibility.