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  • Closed Caption Educational Resources
    of accessible educational programs Suggest an educational program for accessiblity FCC regulations ADA regulations 21st century communications and video accessibility act of 2009 The Smith Kettlewell Video Description Research and Development Center Glossary of industry terms Search our FAQ How do I turn off closed captions Closed captioning and video description make classroom learning a better experience for all students not just those who are deaf or blind Captioning and description can also benefit a child with a learning disability or someone who speaks English as a second language Captioning renders audio including dialog sound effects and other relevant information such as speaker identification and tone of voice into unobtrusive text on the display Activating and Trouble shooting Closed Captioning Description provides a narration in between the dialog that helps blind and low vision students understand the visual content It describes visuals scene locations actions body language and on screen titles Activating and Troubleshooting Video Description Can t find your answer Contact us We re here to help Locations Minneapolis MN CaptionMax World Headquarters 2438 27th Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55406 Phone 612 341 3566 Fax 612 341 2345 Burbank CA 245 East Olive Avenue Suite 600 Burbank CA 91502

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  • Closed Caption Viewer Resources
    complaint about captioning quality 21st century communications and video accessibility act of 2009 Open Captioning in movie theaters The Smith Kettlewell Video Description Research and Development Center Described and Captioned Media Program Free Lending Library Search our FAQ How do I turn off closed captions Over the last ten years the amount of programming that s been made accessible through captioning and video description has increased exponentially However while the law requires broadcast networks to caption their shows there are currently no comparable requirements for movie theaters DVDs classroom videos or other public uses of media Captioning renders audio including dialog sound effect and other relevant information such as speaker identification tone of voice and sound effects into unobtrusive text on the display Activating and Trouble shooting Closed Captioning Description provides a narration in between the dialog that helps blind and low vision students understand the visual content It describes visuals scene locations actions body language and on screen titles Activating and Trouble shooting Video Description Can t find your answer Contact us We re here to help Locations Minneapolis MN CaptionMax World Headquarters 2438 27th Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55406 Phone 612 341 3566 Fax 612 341 2345 Burbank

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  • Closed Caption Producers Resources
    Order on Closed Captioning Quality FCC site on Closed Captioning FCC site on Video Description Library of described programs Library of accessible educational programs Sample Gallery FCC Timeline of Important Dates ADA regulations 21st century communications and video accessibility act of 2009 The Smith Kettlewell Video Description Research and Development Center Glossary of industry terms Download AD CC Symbols Encoding Specifications Reference Video Specifications Credit Application Form Credit Card Authorization Form Search our FAQ How do I turn off closed captions Universal Access to Media Program If you re an educational media producer or distributor we may be able to make your programs accessible at little or no cost to you In collaboration with the U S Department of Education CaptionMax created the Universal Access to Media UAM program to make possible a richer learning experience for K 12 students regardless of ability Qualifying programs must be educational in nature and suitable for classroom use in grades K 12 Here is a list of all programs we ve made accessible To learn more about our UAM program contact us Can t find your answer Contact us We re here to help Locations Minneapolis MN CaptionMax World Headquarters 2438 27th Avenue

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  • Closed Captioning Glossary
    drop frame Video runs at approximately 30 frames per second However in television the frames run at 29 97 frames per second Because of the 03 second error at the end of an hour show there is an error of 108 frames or about 3 5 seconds In order for an hour show to end in an hour the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers developed a way to compensate for the difference and called it drop frame To eliminate the 108 frames an editor drops 2 frames each minute except minutes ending in zero It is important to note that it is the numbers that are skipped and not the actual video frames Videos in which the 108 frames are not dropped are non drop frame videos Dub Making an unaltered videotape copy of an existing video Sometimes referred to as clone if the tape format is digital Also called burning a disc when copying to CDs or DVDs EIA 608 The Electronic Industries Association standard of analog captioning This document was created by representatives of television manufacturers captioning companies captioning hardware providers and broadcasters These technical standards assure that the captions you create look the same on all TVs EIA 708 The standard for closed captioning for ATSC digital television streams in the United States and Canada It was developed by the Electronic Industries Alliance Encoder A device that embeds captions in the VBI Encoding Embedding the caption information on line 21 of the VBI Integrity A series of tests performed on each caption to make sure it is ready for broadcast such as ensuring that it does not exceed a specified reading rate Line 21 A line of video where the captioning information is embedded Load time AKA build time The time it takes a pop on caption to form Before a pop on caption appears every character must be transmitted This transmission takes place at a rate of two characters per frame So if you have a caption with 32 characters in it one line of captioning it will take about 16 frames to load in all the characters before the entire caption can display Master The original video that is sent for captioning From the master an SVHS worktape with a timecode burn is made Move to cuts Moving captions to come onscreen exactly at a scene change Non linear Video stored on something other than tape which is linear Usually refers to a video stored digitally on a hard disk The highlight of this for us is the ability to skip through the show quickly and easily For video editors it means the ability to easily rework cuts and edits at any point in the show without actually recording it consecutively The premier system for non linear editing is Avid and Avid is sometimes used interchangeably with non linear Offline captioning A term used to describe the captioning of a production that is pre recorded Open captioned Characterized by captions that are permanently

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  • Closed Captioning Resources
    or try the search engine Fomdi to find captioned movies Why are my DVDs not captioned There are several possible reasons why you would not be able to see captions when playing a DVD Not all producers caption their DVDs Be sure to check for the CC symbol on the box Some DVDs use subtitles instead of captions Sometimes these are just English subtitles of the dialogue but on other DVDs you can find SDH subtitles which are optimized for the deaf and hard of hearing audience These subtitles will include sound effects music descriptions and speaker identification just like captions Even if a DVD has closed captions not all DVD players can display them Some older players and cheaper players strip out the CC signal Players connected with an HDMI cable will not pass through captions And most software players do not have closed caption decoders Windows Media Player and Apple DVD Player as well as certain versions of WinDVD and PowerDVD can decode some types of DVD closed captions Test your player by playing a DVD that you are certain has closed captions I bought a DVD and it s not captioned Can you caption it for me Unfortunately no Only the distributor or the producer has the rights to make modifications to the product Your best bet is to contact the companies involved in releasing the DVD and inform them that their lack of captioning has lost a customer Can you caption my wedding video or home movies We usually work with professionally produced television and corporate video but we might be able to help you out Please contact us for a cost request Technical Support How do I turn on captions on my digital TV Look for the Services menu In digital television the Services options replace the old CC choices Service 1 Captioning in the program s language such as English This was called CC1 in analog televisions Service 2 Captioning in Spanish previously CC2 or CC3 Services 3 through 6 Captions in other languages edited captions and other uses to be determined later How do I turn on Spanish captions Captioning is conventionally broadcast in the CC1 channel If a show is broadcasting both English and Spanish captions the alternate language is usually placed in the channel called CC3 although you will occasionally find it on CC2 Unfortunately some televisions only display CC1 and CC2 If you tend to watch a lot of Spanish captioning be sure to test that your TV supports CC3 before you buy What if I want Spanish AND English closed captions at the same time Most TVs do not let you watch multiple caption channels at the same time How do I turn on the captions in Windows Media Player Ctrl Shift C toggles the captions on and off in Windows Media Player For more information see these handy instructions How can I find captioned videos on YouTube When you search choose Closed Captions under Type to filter out

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  • Closed Captioning Resources
    Ancillary Data VANC They aren t part of the video signal as SD captions are To encode one sends the video signal through an HD closed captioning encoder and records the signal on another deck How are captions encoded onto high definition digital files Just like a tape s video signal passes through an encoder to add closed captioning HD files need an application to merge the caption data and the video data together Let us know what equipment you have and we ll see what we can do for you How are captions encoded onto standard definition tapes Standard Definition SD captions also called 608 captions or line 21 are part of the video signal They are a series of white pulses on line 21 For CC1 and CC2 they are in field 1 For CC3 and CC4 they are in field 2 The process of inserting these pulses into the video signal is called encoding Most commonly one sends video through an SD closed captioning encoder and records the output on another deck This can be done at CaptionMax or at some post houses Why can t you encode from a DVD A DVD is intended to be an end format ready for the consumer not an editable master format A true master format has minimal compression and it has a timecode signal Plus DVD closed captions aren t embedded into the video signal the same way they are on a tape If you need a captioned master and all you have is a DVD contact us to arrange something that works for you File Types Formats What file formats can I deliver to you We can accept anything master tapes mpeg 1 reference videos mov reference videos or even VHS worktapes The easiest way to send us what you have is by uploading your video on our website A member of our production team will handle your media personally They have the experience and education required to make sure everything turns out just like you imagined Please be sure to contact us if you have any questions at all Even though we prefer master tapes or mpeg 1 reference videos we have the latest in software and technology so we can open just about any file type out there See our master video specs or our reference video specs for more information If the type of file you have doesn t appear in our PDFs just send what you have and we ll do our very best to make it work Can my PAL video be captioned PAL video uses a different kind of captioning than the NTSC video that s used for standard definition broadcast television in the U S Canada Mexico Japan and elsewhere PAL captions are called Teletext and yes we can provide Teletext files for use with PAL programs Can I send my program to you on hard drive Yes we can accept some types of video on hard drive Contact us and we can give you a quote and more information What s an scc file and how do I use it An scc file is the most common format used for DVD closed captions and is now being used for other captioning applications as well It s a small data file that can be brought into many DVD authoring systems Here are instructions for importing a scc file into DVD Studio Pro Why doesn t this scc work It could be a monitoring problem the captions are there but your player won t play them or it could be a discrepancy between the timecode of your M2V and the timing of the scc file We have a detailed explanation here How do I caption my Flash movie We will send you an XML caption file that you can incorporate into your Flash project What do I do with this SAMI file A SAMI file pronounced Sammy is a caption file for use with Windows Media Player To test your captions locally make sure the video and the smi file have the same name and are both in the same directory Open the video in Windows Media Player and you should be able to turn captions on and off using ctrl shift C For more information on playing captions in Windows Media Player look here What do I do with a SMIL file A SMIL file pronounced smile is a metafile used by Quicktime and RealPlayer to combine the video file and the caption text file When putting the video on your web page link to the smil file instead of directly to the mov or rm and the video will open with a black box underneath it that displays captions Can you send my captions as an mov file We can create a standard definition 720x486 mov file with line 21 on it The editor can bring this into their NLE and add it to their program My show isn t finished Can I send you a rough cut Sure Please speak with your project manager to arrange this DVD Blue Ray Why can t you encode from a DVD A DVD is intended to be an end format ready for the consumer not an editable master format A true master format has minimal compression and it has a timecode signal Plus DVD closed captions aren t embedded into the video signal the same way they are on a tape If you need a captioned master and all you have is a DVD contact us to arrange something that works for you Can you make my DVD for me Yes we can We can design your menus create assets and add closed captions and up to 32 subtitle streams We can even provide you with advanced features such as spoken menus annotated subtitles slideshows or interactive quizzes and easter eggs Can you open caption my DVD The DVD spec doesn t permit that but we can provide you with a DVD

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  • Contact CaptionMax
    a project estimate go to the request a quote page Do you censor captions No How do I turn off closed captions How do I turn off video description For all other questions use the form below and click the Submit button That s it We ll get back to you as soon as possible Full name Email address Security question 1 5 Locations Minneapolis MN CaptionMax World Headquarters 2438

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  • PreciseCheck | All Media Formats Assured Accurate
    sample gallery tape delivery formats project specifications pdf high definition We take no shortcuts when it comes to accuracy PreciseCheck is our rigorous way of ensuring you get what you want Here s how we do it We set up your project for quality execution by providing you a personal project manager who oversees all stages of the captioning process Your second personal guru is your project captioner Captioners receive 3 months of one on one instruction Along with constant evaluation our captioners are expected to develop a basic understanding of many subjects including medical automotive sporting culinary scientific religious historical and pop culture The precision is amplified as the captioner passes the work off to the proofer Proofers are veteran captioners with an exacting eye for detail Finally your project goes through quality control in our state of the art Technical Operations Center Encoding is completed in house with our own equipment Your final edits and approval complete the project Locations Minneapolis MN CaptionMax World Headquarters 2438 27th Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55406 Phone 612 341 3566 Fax 612 341 2345 Burbank CA 245 East Olive Avenue Suite 600 Burbank CA 91502 Phone 818 295 2500 Fax 818 295

    Original URL path: http://www.captionmax.com/services/precise-check/ (2016-02-01)
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