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
New FCC Consumer Help Center Makes It Easy To File Complaints About Closed Captions

New FCC Consumer Help Center Makes It Easy To File Complaints About Closed Captions

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

Last month, the Federal Communications Commission launched a new consumer complaint website, the Consumer Help Center. The revamped site aims to simplify and speed up dispute resolution between consumers, the FCC, and providers. When consumers encounter video content that lacks closed captions…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Exploring Accessibility Strategies for Online Video in Higher Education

Exploring Accessibility Strategies for Online Video in Higher Education

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

On February 12, 2015, 3Play moderated a webinar called “Accessibility Strategies for Educational Online Video.” Hosted by the Online Learning Consortium, this webinar featured Haris Gunadi, Alternative Media Specialist at Portland Community College, and Patrick Wirth, Director of Media Services at University…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Why CuteGirlsHairstyles and BrooklynAndBailey Captioned Their YouTube Channels

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

  We have new favorite YouTubers! CuteGirlsHairstyles and BrooklynAndBailey recently captioned their entire YouTube channels, and we wondered if their decision to caption was coming on the heels of the #WithCaptions campaign. What we didn’t know when we saw all of their…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Why You Should Join the #WithCaptions Movement

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

  Thanks to a recent Upworthy article, Twitter has been buzzing with the #WithCaptions hashtag. The article, titled “Pretty Much A No-Brainer. So Why Do So Many People WITH Brains Forget To Add This To Their Videos?” is a rallying cry to…

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Updated January 26, 2021
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

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
Developing an In-House Captioning Workflow: Strategies, Timelines, and Economic Analysis

Developing an In-House Captioning Workflow: Strategies, Timelines, and Economic Analysis

by Lily Bond in Video Accessibility

In a webinar held on December 11, Korey Singleton, the Assistive Technology Initiative Manager at George Mason University, discussed how to build an in-house captioning workflow. Not only did he walk through George Mason University’s captioning process, evolution, struggles, and successes; he…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Are Automatically Generated Captions and Transcripts Detrimental to Video SEO?

Are Automatically Generated Captions and Transcripts Detrimental to Video SEO?

by Lily Bond in Video SEO

When you upload a video to YouTube, you’ve probably noticed by now that it automatically adds what they call “YouTube automatic captions” to your video. There’s a reason why Google and YouTube don’t index these captions: namely, because the accuracy level is…

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Updated June 3, 2019
FCC Requirements for Closed Captioning of Spanish and Bilingual English/Spanish Video Programming

FCC Requirements for Closed Captioning of Spanish and Bilingual English/Spanish Video Programming

by Lily Bond in Industry Trends

We’ve talked a lot about the FCC’s rules and regulations for closed captioning of broadcast television and IP-delivered video content. With the proliferation of Spanish and bilingual English/Spanish video content, we thought that we would address the FCC’s mandates for closed captioning…

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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 to your YouTube video, 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…

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Updated June 3, 2019

Jeroen Wijering Addresses Interactive Transcripts as One of the Top 3 Innovations in Online Video

by Lily Bond in Industry Trends

At the ReelSummit conference in July, Jeroen Wijering, founder of JW Player, gave a keynote address in which he discussed what he believes to be the top 3 new innovations in online video technology. These three innovations are adaptive streaming, hot spots…

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Updated June 3, 2019

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