Flash Captioning

Caption Depot is an one stop solution to caption/subtitle your videos for all web formats. You do not have to pay additional if you need the captions files for a couple of different formats. We will do it for the price of one. When you submit your videos to Amazon Prime, you are requires to caption/subtitle your videos. Without captions/subtitles Amazon Prime won't accept the videos. We know how to caption/subtitle videos right for Amazon Prime. So you do not have to go back and forth to meet their stringent criteria.

When you submit your videos to Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, Vimeo, YouTube or any other platform, you are requires to caption/subtitle your videos. Without captions/subtitles These platforms won't accept the videos. We know how to caption/subtitle videos right for for all these platforms. So you do not have to go back and forth to meet their stringent criteria.

Supported formats
Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, Vimeo, YouTube,
HTML5, VTT, QuickTime, Flash, WMV etc.

On Friday, October 8, 2010, the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 was signed into law by President Barack Obama. This new law expands the requirements for web video captioning and accessibility services. More specifically, it requires that any closed captioned television program be closed captioned when delivered over the Internet. The law also requires all devices capable of displaying video to be able to display closed captions.

Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) comment on the passing of his bill (CC).

View Sample Web Videos with Closed Captions Created by Caption Depot

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1. NLE (SD) Workflow

What You Will Need
Caption Depot's NLE workflow for professional SD video uses the 8-bit Uncompressed 720x486 codec and is compatible with most NLEs (FCP, Avid, Premiere Pro, etc). Typically this workflow is used by someone who will output their SD master (e.g., Beta SP, Digibeta) from their non-linear editing system via SDI or analog (component, composite, etc.).

What You Get From us
After the captioning process is complete, we will email you a small .zip file that, when unzipped, will be an 8-bit uncompressed video file. This is your Black Movie. A Black Movie is a full-frame 720x486 video of just the caption information, which appears at the top of the frame as white dotted lines.

How to Use The Black Movie
The Black Movie can be put directly into your NLE timeline. Once it is lined up, simply crop it 98% from the bottom and it is ready for output. Animation codec with alpha channel is also available for those customers who don't want use the cropping method, although NLEs typically cannot play Animation in realtime.

Other Options
Repurposing Captions
It is also possible for Caption Depot to extract closed captions from video and repurpose them by encoding to another format.

Physical Media
While e-Captioning allows you to keep quality control in-house and makes it unnecessary to mail tapes, we understand this may not work for everyone. If it suits your workflow we can also work with a tapes you send us and then mail you back a new tape with closed captions. We can do this with every format from DVD to BetaSP.

Sample 720x486 Black movie:
http://www.captiondepot.com/tutorial/nle-blackvideo/720x486_blackvideoCC.zip

How to use 720x486 Black movie:
http://www.captiondepot.com/tutorial/nle-blackvideo/BlackMovie_NLE_Method.pdf


2. NLE (HD) Workflow

Caption Depot's NLE workflow for professional HD video uses one of two basic workflows. If you or your post facility uses Final Cut Pro and has a AJA Kona card (3, LHi, LHe, LSe) or a Matrox MXO2, you can use our eCaptioning service to create your HD Captions (608/708).

Typically this workflow is used by someone who will output their HD master (e.g. HDCAM, HDCAM SR) from their non-linear editing system via HD-SDI.

What You Will Need
See the section above for NLE (SD) Workflow above.

What You Get From us
After the captioning process is complete, we will email you a small .zip file that, when unzipped, will be a caption file tailored to your specific NLE.

How To Use The Caption File
Your caption file works in one of two ways:
-AJA Workflow: The caption file is a type of Quicktime Reference that is selected in Final Cut Pro's Edit to Tape window, under the Mastering Settings tab.

-Matrox Workflow: The caption file is an audio file that is placed on track eight of the timeline.

In both cases you should also set your hardware preferences in System Preferences under the Apple Menu. See our tutorials page for more details on these workflows.