A complete SD closed captioning and subtitling solution.
No additional captioning hardware required. No generation loss.
See our captioning comparison chart to find the configuration that’s right for you.
To closed caption a video, you need the transcript of the video. There are many ways to transcribe a video. After obtaining the transcript, you will then import the script to the captioning software and format the script. Finally, you will synchronize the closed captions to the video using our Auto Time Stamp feature which dramatically reduces the time it takes to accomplish this.
Our captioning software then exports a 720x486 black video with closed caption data on row 0 or 1. For example, on Avid systems the closed
In case you are not adding the closed captions to the video yourself, you can send this black video to the video editor at a different location to superimpose closed captions to the original video. Because these files are 99% black, they can be zipped to about 0.15%. The .zip file can then be emailed or ftp’d to the video editor. You don't have to worry about big file sizes.
When you transfer the 720x486 video to NTSC via the NLE hardware (not Firewire) the closed caption data from Row 0 or Row 1 of 720x486 video is transferred to Line 21 of NTSC video.