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Captioning and Transcription for Online Video Content

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

More video content is uploaded to the web in one month than TV has created in three decades. By 2019, 80% of the world’s internet traffic will be video. How does any single video stand out in the sea of this much…

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April 4, 2018
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How 3Play Meets the Captioning Needs of Any Industry

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

3Play Media has more than 2,500 delighted customers across many different markets. We strive to meet the diverse needs of our customers to help them easily create accessible videos. Thanks to our flexibility, scalability, and incredible editors, we are able to meet…

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March 8, 2018
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How to Add Captions and Subtitles to Your Social Media Videos

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Adding captions to the videos you post on social media is a must. Especially on Facebook, people tend to watch social video with the sound off and videos autoplay without sound. So, captions can help enormously with catching viewer attention. Captions also…

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Updated February 6, 2018
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Why Our Transcript Editors Choose 3Play Media

by Elisa Edelberg in Company + Culture

Our Editors At 3Play Media we take pride in our unique captioning process that combines automatic speech recognition technology with human editing. Our process is at the core of our company, and our transcript editors are at the core of our process.…

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Updated April 19, 2018
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Accessibility Laws for United States Federal Government Agencies

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

There are two major civil rights laws that specifically protect the rights of people with disabilities in the United States: The Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. For a full explanation of both laws, visit ADA.gov. Here is an overview…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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How to View Captions on Your Smartphone

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Given that a quarter of people watch movies and TV shows on their smartphones daily, it’s worth mentioning how to enable closed captions on your mobile device. Millions of Americans have some form of hearing loss and need to read closed captions…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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How Much Does It Cost to Review and Correct Caption Files In-House?

by Lily Bond in Video Accessibility

In our 2017 State of Captioning survey, 95% of respondents said they review their caption files for accuracy before publishing at least some of the time. But how much time does it take to review and correct caption files, and what is…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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This Tool Helps You Prioritize Which YouTube Videos to Caption

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

With limited time and resources, one of the most efficient ways to determine which YouTube videos to caption is to prioritize the ones that need it most. But when you have a large video library this task can be very daunting. How…

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Updated January 4, 2018

Auto-Captions vs. Editing Auto-Captions vs. Re-Captioning in Post-Production

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

Nobody’s perfect. Not even computers… While artificial intelligence still isn’t that great at understanding human speech, reliance on automatic captioning is pervasive. In fact, YouTube recently announced that their auto-captioning feature, which relies on articial intelligence for speech recognition, has added automatic…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Study Shows Adding Captions Improves Faculty Evaluations + Helps Students Learn [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Elisa Edelberg in Case Studies

  In today’s bustling and tech-y world it’s no surprise that the number of online courses is growing. An increase in online video in higher education has caused institutions to pay closer attention to closed captioning in terms of legal requirements, accessibility,…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How Are Organizations Publishing Video and Captions in 2017?

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

  Online video viewing is projected to grow by a fifth in 2017. In other words, people are spending more time per day watching video thanks to entertainment and video advertising platforms like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and Facebook. Naturally, that means the…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Facebook Announces Captioning for Facebook Live Videos

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

  Facebook announced today that it is enabling a captioning feature for Facebook Live videos. Considering how 1 in 5 of all videos on Facebook are now Facebook Live videos, this is a big step towards making more video content on the…

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Updated January 4, 2018