CHINESE CLOSED CAPTIONING SERVICES

Posted by Anne Quach on February 24, 2021.

Chinese Closed Captioning plays an important role in helping your videos reach a wider range of audiences, especially those who have hearing impairments, Chinese language learners, or people in public space where music and sound cannot be heard.

Closed Captioning Services

What’s more, having Chinese captions on your videos is key to attract more engagement from social media users as most videos on social media platforms play mute in default. Closed captions display both dialogues, soundtracks, speakers’ names, and other audio information, thus, people using social media can easily understand the content of the videos and react to them. In 2019, there were around 882 million social media users in China (according to Statista). The number speaks for itself. If you do not have Chinese closed captions on your videos, there is a high chance that you are missing out on plenty of audiences.

Having a team of professional native Chinese captioners, GTE Media is confident to bring you best-in-class Chinese closed captioning services. We support a wide range of video formats and platforms thanks to our technical expert team.


THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CLOSED CAPTIONING AND SUBTITLING

Closed Captioning and Subtitling are sometimes used exchangeably for each other. However, they are two separate terms that serve different purposes. To see if you need Chinese Closed Captioning Services or Chinese Subtitling Services, check out the differences between the two services.

CLOSED CAPTIONING SUBTITLING
Language Closed captions are the text version of the original spoken dialogues and sound of a video. Subtitling is the process of translating the dialogue of video footage into a foreign language.
Features A closed caption should have:

  • Spoken dialogue
  • Sound effects (footsteps, doors closing, cars driving by, etc.)
  • Background noises (forest sounds, the buzzing of lights, etc.)
  • Speakers’ names
  • Other non-speech elements.
A subtitle includes:

  • Dialogue
  • Narration
  • Other vocal participants (on-screen text, forced narrative, etc.)

 

Purposes Closed captioning is used to aid people who are deaf or hard of hearing or in situations where the sound can not be heard.
It is also essential for social media videos which are usually mute in default.
Subtitling makes your media products accessible to non-native speakers.

 

When to use?
  • Your videos are public multimedia.
  • You want people with hearing impairments to enjoy the video.
  • Your media is displayed in a sound-sensitive environment (hospitals) or noisy places (public transportation and crowded streets).
  • Your media is distributed on social media sites in default silent mode.
  • Your media products are distributed in foreign markets.
  • Your target audience is both native speakers of the original language and people who do not speak the language.

 

 


CONTENT WE SPECIALIZE IN

As a professional captioning agency in Asia, GTE Media has a team of native Chinese captioners who has long experience in handling a wide range of content types, including:

    • Film and Animation
    • Documentaries
    • Corporate Videos
    • Webinars
    • Games
    • Broadcast
    • Commercials
    • General Telecoms and automated services

VIDEO PLATFORM WE OFFER SERVICES FOR

GTE Media offers Chinese closed captioning services for videos on various platforms, from social media networking sites to movie streaming services and more.

    • Youtube
    • Vimeo
    • Dailymotion
  • Netflix
  • Amazon
  • Hulu
  • Disney Plus
  • HBO Go
  • Itunes
  • Adobe
  • Kaltura
  • Facebook

VIDEO FILES WE SUPPORT

With a team of technical experts, we can support numerous input and output files. Below are some of the file formats we can handle:

INPUT FILES
OUTPUT FILES
.MOV
.AVI
.MP4
.VOB
.Ogg,
.3GP/3GP2
.PCM
.WAV
.WEBM
.DIVX
.AXF
.OGV
Flash videos
Online hosted videos

SubRip (.srt)
Facebook ready SubRip (.srt)
Transcript (.txt)
Avid DS Subtitle File (.txt)
Scenarist (.scc)
MacCaption (.mcc)

Timed Text (.ttml)
Quicktime Timed Text (.qt.txt)
WebVTT (.vtt)
DFXP (.dfxp)
Cheetah .CAP (.cap)
Spruce Subtitle File (.stl)


AUDIO AND VIDEO FILES WE SUPPORT

We can support numerous audio and video file formats. Below are some of the most popular files that we regularly work with:

    • AV1
    • CD
    • DVD
    • MP3
    • MPEG
    • Window Media Player
    • WAV
    • MOV

OUR CHINESE CLOSED CAPTIONING PROCESS

Step 1: Receive files and confirm details

Upon receiving files from you, our team checks the source video and your requirements to confirm the rates and deadlines.

Step 2: Prepare to do closed captioning

We allocate your project to the most suitable native Chinese captioners who will research the given video content before working on it.

Step 3: Caption the video

Our Chinese captioners listen to the video and type what they hear along with setting the timecode using specialized tools for each sound appeared.

Step 4: Edit the caption

Our reviewers go through the caption to eliminate errors such as spelling, inconsistency styles, sound-text mismatching, etc.

Step 5: Export and deliver the final product

We use our tool to export the caption into the requested format and deliver the final product.


WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE GTE MEDIA?

100% Native Chinese Captioners

To give you the best quality Chinese Closed Captioning Services, we only let native Chinese captioners handle your projects. This guarantees content accuracy and consistency for your content. Our captioner team is also required to have at least 3 years of experience in doing video captioning.

Best Chinese Closed Captioning Rates

With extensive regional knowledge and a deep native Chinese captioner network, we know where to find the most suitable Chinese resources for your projects, at a competitive rate.

 

Audience-centred Approach

We understand that conveying accurate information and emotions to viewers is your top priority. Thus, we study closely your target audiences before working on a project.

Punctuality

Regardless of small or large projects, our team understands the urgency of your projects. Thus, we always deliver timely or ahead of the deadlines.


REQUEST A QUOTE

Simply send us your request and we will give you a free consultancy and a quote.

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