What is Closed Captioning?
Captioning is the process of displaying a transcript of audio on a video screen or television. The caption supplements for both dialogue and other relevant audio information including soundtracks, speakers’ names, sound effects, background noises, etc.
With closed captions, you can choose to turn it on or off by clicking a button.
Why is Closed Captioning Important?
Closed captioning (CC) plays an essential role in distributing your content to wider audiences. Captioning was originally developed to aid people with hearing impairments, helping them get access to the content of a video or program and prevent discrimination. In many countries, the law stipulates that all public multimedia in both television programs or classroom materials must be captioned.
Nowadays, with the booming of the Internet and social networking sites, closed captions become even more indispensable. Videos on most social media platforms are default silent, along with the fact that not all the time can Internet users turn on the sound, especially when they are in public space. Thus, a video with closed captions appeals to more audience and boosts the engagement of your page.
Types of Content We Can Do Captioning
With a team of experienced transcribers who are subject-matter experts in their fields,
GTE Media provides closed captioning services for a wide range of content, including:
Film and TV shows
Captions for Any Platform
GTE Media offers closed captioning services for videos on various platforms, from social media networking sites to movie streaming services and more
Input FormatOutput Format
Online hosted videos
Facebook ready SubRip (.srt)
Avid DS Subtitle File (.txt)
Timed Text (.ttml)
Quicktime Timed Text (.qt.txt)
Cheetah .CAP (.cap)
Spruce Subtitle File (.stl)
Our Closed Captioning Process
Receive files and confirm detailsUpon receiving files from you, our team checks the source video and your requirements to confirm the rates and deadlines.
Prepare to do closed captioningWe allocate your project to the most suitable captioners who will research the given video content before working on it.
Caption the videoOur captioners listen to the video and type what they hear along with setting the timecode using specialized tools for each sound appeared.
Edit the captionOur reviewers go through the caption to eliminate errors such as spelling, inconsistency styles, sound-text mismatching, etc.
Export and deliver the final productWe use tools to export the caption into the requested format and deliver the final product to you.