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4 Key Items to Include in Your Captioning and Transcription Service Level Agreement

by Josh Miller in How-To

  Price isn’t everything. There are other factors to consider when crafting a service level agreement with a professional closed captioning company. When the product isn’t exactly what you need, what does that cost you? What is a Service Level Agreement (SLA)?…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Navigating the Accessibility Law Venn Diagram

by Lily Bond in How-To

  With all of the different accessibility laws in the US, it can be tough to figure out which laws apply to you. But what about when the laws overlap? If you’re exempt from one accessibility law, does it mean you’re exempt…

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Updated June 3, 2019

How to Add Subtitles to Video in Adobe Premiere Pro & Adobe Encore

by Emily Griffin in How-To

Whether you’re new to video editing or you manage a professional video library, adding captions should be one essential skill in your arsenal. Learning how to add subtitles to video in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Encore is one step towards creating…

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Updated June 11, 2020

Office Mix and STAMP: 2 Ways to Add Captions in PowerPoint

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

Microsoft PowerPoint has released a new feature that can be used to add captions and subtitles to PowerPoint presentations. Office Mix for PowerPoint Office Mix is a free add-on with the MS Office suite, compatible with PowerPoint versions 2013 and 365. It…

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Updated June 1, 2021
How to Convert and Migrate Your Caption Files for the New Brightcove Player

How to Convert and Migrate Your Caption Files for the New Brightcove Player

by Lily Bond in Product Updates

Brightcove has released an exciting new player based on HTML5 instead of Flash. The Brightcove Player is responsive, with load times faster than any other player in the industry. However, there are some changes that you’ll need to consider. We’re going to…

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Updated June 3, 2019

What Is Closed Captioning?

by Tole Khesin in How-To

  What is closed captioning? Closed captions are chunks of time-synchronized text that reflect the audio track and can be read while watching the video. The process of closed captioning involves transcribing the audio to text, dividing the text into chunks known…

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Updated June 3, 2019

What Language Will My YouTube Captions Display In?

by Sofia Enamorado in User Engagement

If you’ve added multilingual subtitles on YouTube, you’re probably hoping that your viewer’s preferred language will automatically display when they watch your video. But is that what actually happens, or do viewers have to toggle the CC button to select their preferred…

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Updated March 9, 2021

How to Add Closed Captions or Subtitles to Facebook Videos: New Feature

by Lily Bond in How-To

If you’re a Facebook user, you’re probably familiar with the video features they’ve been adding. Most notably, you’re probably familiar with Facebook’s auto-play feature, in which video starts playing automatically when it scrolls onto your screen. However, when the video plays, it…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Roll-Up vs. Pop-On Captions: What’s the Difference?

Roll-Up vs. Pop-On Captions: What’s the Difference?

by Lily Bond in How-To

Roll-up and pop-on captions are the two main styles of line 21 closed captions. Even if you don’t know the difference by name, you’ve most likely seen examples of these two styles many times before. Here’s a run-down of the differences, and…

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Updated June 3, 2019

How to Filter YouTube for Videos with Closed Captions

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

There are many reasons that you might want to filter your YouTube search to show only videos that have closed captions. Maybe you are deaf or hard of hearing and need captions for accessibility purposes; maybe you’re in a sound sensitive environment…

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Updated June 3, 2019

How to Upload Captions or Subtitle Files to Your YouTube Videos

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Your first step to adding captions to your YouTube videos, of course, is creating captions. YouTube has lots of suggestions for DIY captioning tools, as well as captioning services that will generate a caption file for you. Either way, once you’ve completed…

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Updated March 9, 2021

How to Add Closed Captioning to YouTube Videos by Creating Transcripts

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

If you want to add captions to your YouTube videos (and you want to do it yourself rather than outsourcing), all you really need is time. It takes approximately 5-10 times the duration of your video to type out the spoken content.…

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Updated June 3, 2019