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Standards and Requirements for Quality Audio Description

by Elisa Lewis in Video Accessibility

Audio description (also referred to as “description” or “video description”) is defined as “the verbal depiction of key visual elements in media and live productions.” Audio description provides information on visual content considered essential to the comprehension of the program, in the…

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Updated February 2, 2021

How to Make YouTube Videos Accessible and Interactive with One Click

by Lily Bond in How-To

With 300 hours of video being uploaded every minute, YouTube is a treasure trove of incredible video content that you may want to use on your site or in your course. But what if the video owner hasn’t added captions? Well, you’re…

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Updated June 3, 2019
What You Need to Know to Take Your Video UX to the Next Level

What You Need to Know to Take Your Video UX to the Next Level

by Emily Griffin in Product Updates

You may know that closed captions improve the user experience for viewers, resulting in longer watch time and higher engagement. You may also know that including a transcript with your video makes your videos searchable and easily navigable. And you should definitely…

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Updated June 3, 2019
The One Thing You Need to Guarantee Closed Captions Never Block Important Visuals

The One Thing You Need to Guarantee Closed Captions Never Block Important Visuals

by Emily Griffin in Product Updates

What’s not to like about closed captions? One of the rare complaints about captions is that they might block text or other important visuals on screen. While this is an occasional nuisance for live captions, this should never be the case for…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Closed Captioning Ensemble Videos Just Got Easier

Closed Captioning Ensemble Videos Just Got Easier

by Emily Griffin in Product Updates

3Play Media is pleased to announce a new roundtrip captioning integration with Ensemble Video. This integration offers a seamless workflow for transcribing, captioning, and subtitling videos in the Ensemble CMS. What is Ensemble Video? Ensemble Video is a video management system for…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Introducing: Panopto Integration for Closed Captions, Transcription & Subtitles

Introducing: Panopto Integration for Closed Captions, Transcription & Subtitles

by Emily Griffin in Product Updates

We’re pleased to announce a new captioning integration with Panopto. This integration offers a seamless captioning and transcription workflow for videos on the Panopto platform. What is Panopto? Panopto is a video capture, storage, and delivery software. Functions include lecture capture, screencasting,…

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Updated June 3, 2019
The Fastest Video Transcription Service Ever: Closed Captions in 2 Hours or Less

The Fastest Video Transcription Service Ever: Closed Captions in 2 Hours or Less

by Emily Griffin in Product Updates

For urgent transcription jobs that just can’t wait, 3Play Media is pleased to offer lightning-fast 2-hour turnaround. While we already offer same-day 8-hour transcription turnaround, we understand that some videos need closed captioning even sooner than that. Which Videos Qualify for 2-Hour…

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Updated June 3, 2019
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
Introducing Special Deliveries: A New Way to Customize Your Captioning Workflow

Introducing Special Deliveries: A New Way to Customize Your Captioning Workflow

by Lily Bond in Product Updates

Special deliveries is a new option in the 3Play Media account system that allows customers to have special formats added back to their FTP upon completion of the transcription process. Special deliveries also allows for unique naming conventions for the files being…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Introducing Caption Import: A New Feature for Existing Captions and Subtitles

Introducing Caption Import: A New Feature for Existing Captions and Subtitles

by Lily Bond in Product Updates

We’re excited to announce a new feature! Caption Import is designed for people who already have captions but need a place to store them. Besides storage, there are a number of other reasons why you might be interested in Caption Import, which…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Introducing Vertical Caption (or Subtitle) Placement

by Roger Zimmerman in Product Updates

What Is Vertical Caption (or Subtitle) Placement? Vertical caption (or subtitle) placement is our patent-pending solution to a common problem: Some videos have text on the bottom of the screen that is important for understanding the video. For example, a documentary may…

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Updated June 3, 2019
How to Extract Intelligent Keywords from a Video Transcript to Boost SEO

How to Extract Intelligent Keywords from a Video Transcript to Boost SEO

by Andrew Schwartz in Video SEO

There are several known ways to use a video transcript to increase SEO. In past blog posts we discussed how to maximize the impact of a transcript on a web page and how to use an interactive transcript to improve video engagement…

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Updated June 3, 2019