What Is Vertical Caption Placement?
Vertical caption 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.
Common examples of content that needs vertical caption placement:
- Sports scores and stats on the bottom of a screen during a game.
- A documentary that displays interview subjects’ title and name when they are introduced.
- A lecture capture recording that displays important notes on the whiteboard at the bottom half of the screen.
In each of these cases, placing a caption at the bottom of the frame (the default position) would obscure important text. Instead, the captions be moved to the top of the screen temporarily.
Captions must also be vertically “stable”; they should not jump around in the middle of a sentence, and they should remain in their current position for long enough so that their movement doesn’t overly distract the viewer.
Correct caption placement is an FCC requirement for all American TV, commercials, or films. Our vertical caption placement service helps you meet FCC standards quickly and cost-effectively. See How Vertical Caption Placement Works
Play the video below to see a demo of vertical caption placement.