Telestream’s award-winning closed captioning software products allow you to easily author, edit, encode and repurpose video captions for television, web and mobile delivery. Utilizing exclusive e-Captioning™ technology, MacCaption (for Mac) and CaptionMaker (for Windows) simplify the process of complying with FCC regulatory requirements, enabling greater access to broadcast content for television, online and mobile viewers.
Use our products to embed closed captioning directly into files, including: MPEG-2 Program and Transport Streams,
MXF, QuickTime, MCC, and more. File-based video
servers and Manzanita multiplexers for CableLabs VOD
are also supported.
Our software provides the flexibility to create closed captions for all the popular web and mobile formats, including: HTML5, YouTube, Flash, QuickTime, iTunes, and Windows Media. It also converts existing closed captions into web formats.
MacCaption and CaptionMaker are the only software products that enable the HD closed captioning functions of Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer & Symphony, and Final Cut Pro. You can edit and output HD and SD closed captions to tape, file, disc, mobile devices, and the web. Output caption support is also provided from most other NLE timelines directly to SD tape.
Most popular NLE systems and capture cards accept Telestream encoded caption files and map the data to the proper location in the HD or SD video signal. We also support popular playout servers.
Extract closed captions from previously captioned video and re-export them to a variety of formats. Captions can automatically be conformed to match an edit decision list (EDL), or you can manually edit existing closed captions in an easy-to-use interface. Software even supports batch conversion and CLI scripting for automated workflows.
Use our software with a hardware encoder to caption a live broadcast or to live text stream to a web site. Or, use it to caption live Windows Media webcasts. Captions can be input via speech recognition software or stenograph.
MacCaption and CaptionMaker work with all professional authoring programs, allowing you to create closed captions and subtitles for DVD and subtitles for Blu-ray.
Not only does our software create closed captions, but it is also an advanced subtitle creation and export tool.
To caption a video, you need a transcript. Then you need to synchronize, or time stamp, the transcript so that each phrase is displayed at the right time. In the past, synchronizing captions was a labor-intensive, time consuming process. Your options were limited to doing the time stamping yourself, or paying a service on a recurring basis to do it for you.
Telestream offers an Auto Time Stamp (ATS) feature for our post production closed captioning software. This feature is a huge time saver for organizations who need to caption a large volume of videos for which transcripts are available. Automatic time stamping won't always be as accurate as a human being, but since it identifies potential problem areas in the file, you can achieve the accuracy of a human being without the tedium of manually timing the entire video. This can also help you quickly identify any discrepancies in the transcript.
ATS works very well for videos such as (but not limited to): speeches, lectures, presentations, meetings, training videos, etc. which have clean audio. It does not work as well if the audio has already been mixed with music or sound effects, so it is isn't recommended for captioning dramatic content, music videos, videos with lots of background noise or low fidelity audio, such as telephone or VoIP recordings.