Claiming that the IMSC1 represents a "significant milestone" in an effort to establish a single global standard for subtitles and closed captions
, David Ronca, director of encoding technologies at Netflix, says that the IMSC1 would allow the company to achieve its goal in providing the "highest quality caption and subtitles at a global scale" while preserving the creative intent of the assets.
The team plans to expand its transcript library and is committed to transcribing any new courses that come out based on subscriber priority and demand as well as updating select older courses with closed captions
Faster Real-time Closed Captions
Captions are displayed moments after the corresponding words are spoken, just like they are with steno based captioning systems.
Ability to time align existing closed caption
files with your video clips
RAMP's online video player, MetaPlayer, delivers an online video viewing experience complete with time-stamped closed captions
integrated into the video experience for millions of video assets currently published using RAMP.
Tape to Web: CPC software can convert broadcast closed captions
on a video tape into any other captioning file for the web, including Flash, iTunes, QuickTime, YouTube, and Windows Media.
This software-only metadata workflow will save Avid users time and money by eliminating the need for a dedicated external hardware closed caption
encoder which can cost $8,000 or more, simplifying workflows for handling video with closed captioning data.
CPC's CaptionMaker (Windows) and MacCaption (Mac) software are full-featured caption authoring suites that create closed captions
from scratch using a transcript and reference video.
Up until now, the only way to add CEA-708 closed captions
to HD video was to use expensive HD real-time hardware encoders, each costing about $10,000.
Recent trials from leading online publishers reveal a 40% increase in video viewing when overlaying closed captions
Final Cut Pro 7 by itself does not have any caption preparation or encoding capabilities, that is, the ability to create closed captions
from scratch or raw script.
Existing closed captions
are preserved during capture and print to tape operations, and the captions can be edited or re-purposed for multiple tape formats, optical disk delivery, and the web.