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
The ROI of Transcription and Captioning: Interview with Tim Schmoyer

The ROI of Transcription and Captioning: Interview with Tim Schmoyer

by Lily Bond in Video SEO

At the ReelSummit conference in San Francisco in July, Lily Bond, the content marketing manager at 3Play Media, talked with Tim Schmoyer of ReelSEO about the ROI (Return on Investment) of transcription and captioning. Based on studies with Discovery Digital Networks 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 January 22, 2020

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
Closed Caption and Subtitle Formats for the Digital Distribution of TV and Film

Closed Caption and Subtitle Formats for the Digital Distribution of TV and Film

by Lily Bond in Events

In April, we held a webinar with Netflix and the Entertainment Merchants Association on the best practices for captioning the digital distribution of TV and film. Sean Bersell, the VP of Public Affairs at the Entertainment Merchants Association, and Dae Kim, Video…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Closed Caption and Subtitle Frame Rates for the Digital Distribution of TV and Film

Closed Caption and Subtitle Frame Rates for the Digital Distribution of TV and Film

by Lily Bond in Industry Trends

  Download the Brief: Closed Captioning Best Practices, Standards, and Legal Requirements In April, we held a webinar with Netflix and the Entertainment Merchants Association on the best practices for closed captioning the digital distribution of TV and film. Sean Bersell, the…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Certification of Closed Captions for the Digital Distribution of TV and Film

Certification of Closed Captions for the Digital Distribution of TV and Film

by Lily Bond in Industry Trends

  Download the Brief: FCC Updates for Closed Captioning of Online Video In April, we held a webinar with Netflix and the Entertainment Merchants Association on the best practices for closed captioning the digital distribution of TV and film. Sean Bersell, the…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Interview with Tim Schmoyer: Translating Captions to Reach a Global Audience

Interview with Tim Schmoyer: Translating Captions to Reach a Global Audience

by Lily Bond in Video Accessibility

This is the third installment in a four video interview series with Tim Schmoyer, the YouTube personality behind VideoCreators and ReelSEO. If you missed our first two videos, we focused on the values of adding captions to your YouTube videos and easy…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Interview with Tim Schmoyer: The Easiest Ways to Create Captions for Your YouTube Videos

Interview with Tim Schmoyer: The Easiest Ways to Create Captions for Your YouTube Videos

by Lily Bond in Events

If you caught our interview last week with Tim Schmoyer, the YouTube personality behind VideoCreators and ReelSEO, you’ll be happy to see that we’re back with more! In the comments last week, some of you were wondering about easy ways to caption…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Interview with Tim Schmoyer: Adding Captions to YouTube Videos to Increase Views and Engagement

Interview with Tim Schmoyer: Adding Captions to YouTube Videos to Increase Views and Engagement

by Lily Bond in User Engagement

Tole Khesin of 3Play Media had a great interview with Tim Schmoyer, the YouTube personality behind VideoCreators and ReelSEO. 3Play Media integrates directly with YouTube to add closed captions and subtitles quickly and easily. The two had a great conversation about the…

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Updated June 3, 2019

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