3. Retrieval of captions and conversion to different file formats (e.g., .scc, .cin, .cap, .asc etc.)
4. Video file conversion (e.g., move to WMV)
Caption Depot is experienced in all forms of closed captioning, so if your workflow requires special attention, or falls outside typical industry standards, Caption Depot will be able to accommodate you.
Caption Depot can caption and subtitle videos in almost any language as long as the language of the spoken dialogue in the video in English.
We strongly recommend that you provide the translation (since translation is both an art and science) and follow our guidelines.
First, we create a caption/subtitle file in English and send you the file with timecodes in Excel. The translator then types the text in the language that will appear in the captions or subtitles in a new column as below.
|01:00:28:28||We’ve talked about passion for the business.||On parle souvent de la passion pour son travail.|
|01:00:31:26||Passion is not something you can teach people necessarily,||La passion ne s’apprend pas,|
|01:00:35:20||but you can certainly recognize it||mais on la ressent immï¿½diatement|
|01:00:38:06||when you see it.||chez les autres.|
Caption Depot takes this specially formatted translation and applies it to your video. Note: Standard definition captions can support up to 4 language tracks on a single video, and Caption Depot supports up to six language tracks for captions.
Caption Depot can retrieve caption data from a video with existing closed captions.
Caption Depot can also import and convert a large number of caption/subtitle file formats, and convert them to DVD caption/subtitle and Webcast files. See below for a complete list of file formats. Here are the rates for retrieval/conversion.
|Length of video||Retrieval only*||Conversion only**||Retrieval and Conversion|
|Over 120 minutes||Please Call|
* Retrieval of caption data: Send us a VHS tape with time code, we will provide you with a tab-delimited time-stamped text file.
** Caption Depot can read from and convert to the following DVD Systems, Webcast Players, and Standard Caption Files
|DVD Caption and Subtitle Files||Webcast Files||Standard caption Files|
|Adobe Encore||Flash||Cheetah (.asc & .cap)|
|Apple DVD Studio Pro||Google Video||Captions Inc. (.cin)|
|CVC DVD||YouTube||Caption Center (.tds)|
|DV2000/3000||RealPlayer||Evertz PROcap (.txt)|
|Pinnacle Expressions||Windows Media Player||Ultech (.utl)|
|Sonic Solutions||iPhone||AVID DS (.txt)|
|Spruce||Various .scc formats|
|Blu-ray||Various .XML formats|
Caption Depot is capable of converting a variety of video formats while preserving the closed captions. From tapes and DVDs to webcasts and iPhones, Caption Depot can do it all.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Caption Depot is here to help and make your closed captioning and subtitling workflows as smooth as possible. If you have special requirements or need to meet specific goals, please contact us.