How to Meet Captioning Specs for OTT Providers

by Samantha Sauld in How-To

OTT stands for “over-the-top”. It’s a term used for the way film and TV shows are delivered to the viewer. OTT Providers have swayed away from the traditional cable service, and alternatively deliver content via the internet. Hulu and Netflix are examples of OTT…

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October 31, 2018

How to Add + Edit Facebook Automatic Captions to Video Ads

by Samantha Sauld in How-To

With the use of captivating visuals and a compelling story, Facebook video ads are a great way to convey important information to consumers. According to an advertising study conducted by Facebook, people watch an astounding 100 million hours of video on the…

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October 17, 2018

How to Transcribe Audio Content

by Samantha Sauld in How-To

So you want to transcribe audio content? Well, you’ve come to right place. Whether you go through a third-party transcription service or DIY (do it yourself), it’s important to weigh the pros and cons, and choose which option works best for you.…

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August 30, 2018

How to Add Closed Captions to YouTube Videos – For Free

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

Let’s face it: quality captioning subtitling services can be expensive. Traditional captioning services cost $6-$14 per minute. And even though our prices are a fraction of that, the cost of hiring a professional captioning company may still be prohibitive for some. If…

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Updated October 23, 2018

How to Add Audio Description to YouTube Videos

by Elisa Edelberg in How-To

More than 500 million hours of videos are watched on YouTube each day. 71% of people with disabilities leave a website immediately if it’s not accessible. You don’t have to be a mathematician to understand these stats and their implication – that…

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Updated November 2, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About HTML5 Video Captioning

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

HTML5 video captioning makes accessibility a whole lot easier. HTML is the markup language used to render almost every page on the web. HTML5 is the latest version, and it’s replete with incredibly useful features, including a universal video standard that lets…

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Updated October 23, 2018

DIY Workflows for Captioning & Transcription

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

Download the eBook: DIY Resources for Closed Captioning and Transcription While using a 3rd party closed captioning and video transcription service certainly makes the process easier for video producers, it’s not for everyone. The main barrier to hiring a captioning company? Cost.…

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Updated October 23, 2018

How to Simplify Your Captioning Workflow

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

If complex workflows are your biggest challenge, then use these tips to simplify your captioning workflow. Adding captions is a process, but that doesn’t mean it should be complex. Through integrations, API workflows, and centralization, you can make the captioning process simpler.…

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June 14, 2018

Brightcove Gallery

by Elisa Edelberg in How-To

Video interactivity significantly enriches the viewing experience by offering the viewer greater control over what they’re watching by using the text as a navigation tool. What is Brightcove Gallery? Brightcove’s Gallery makes it easy for marketers to create customized video experiences with…

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Updated August 22, 2018

How to Enable Audio Description on Your Smartphone

by Patrick Loftus in How-To

Third-party mobile apps that contain audio description on videos typically allow smartphone users to enable audio descriptions within the app or video player itself. But if you want to ensure your phone is playing audio description tracks when they are available for…

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March 27, 2018

How to Create an Accessible PDF

by Patrick Loftus in How-To

  Accessible PDFs are also known as “tagged” PDFs. They contain a hidden network of instructions and provide a textual representation of the document so that people using screen readers can properly navigate the document. Properly tagged PDFs also benefit from better…

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Updated January 4, 2018

Upload Videos for Captioning from Dropbox and Box Cloud Storage

by Sofia Enamorado in How-To

It’s about to get cloudy up in here because… We are excited to announce you can now upload videos for captioning and audio description via Dropbox and Box! Our new cloud storage option will allow you to sync your 3Play Media and…

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Updated January 4, 2018