Our Transcript Editors Are at Our Core

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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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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5 Retailers Who Are Doing Captioning Right

by Sofia Enamorado in Lighter Side

Retailers: you can hate them or you can love them, but don’t deny you don’t need them. When you need movies, clothes, shoes, and groceries, retail is always there to help. Retailers are entities “that sell goods through various distribution channels.” Typically,…

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Updated March 7, 2018
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#CaptionFail: Did you catch that? (QUIZ)

by Sofia Enamorado in Lighter Side

What Zoella is actually saying: “Can I have my glasses in this video?”Automatic captions are easy, free, and convenient. But too many times automatic captions are wrong, wrong, and wrong. YouTube’s auto-generated captions are a perfect example of why automatic captioning can…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Announcing the Facebook Captioning Integration

by Sofia Enamorado in Product Updates

We are excited to announce our Facebook integration! Now you can easily add captions to your Facebook videos. How easy? This easy: Perhaps you’ve noticed on your Facebook feed that most videos autoplay without sound but with captions (if they exist). Facebook…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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[Infographic] 2017 State of Captioning

by Sofia Enamorado in User Engagement

  Download our infographic: 2017 State of Captioning.   We surveyed over 1,400 individuals from numerous industries to uncover how industries are approaching captioning. With the advent of online video infiltrating every screen, it’s no surprise that 74% of respondents expect captioning…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Survey Results: Taking a Closer Look at the Quality of Video Captions

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

Many of us go for best-looking produce when shopping at the grocery store, while others aren’t always as discerning — maybe it’s all just going in the juicer, anyway. But when organizations add captioning to their video content, quality is usually taken…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Meet 3Play Media’s Transcriptionists

by Elisa Edelberg in Company + Culture

At 3Play Media, our multi-step captioning and transcription method is what truly sets us apart from other video accessibility services. Leveraging technology in combination with human editing means that our transcript editors play a crucial role in making our company who we…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How the Vendor’s Captioning and Transcription Process Determines Their Rates

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

  There are several different processes for transcription and captioning. With a range of processes it’s no surprise that there are also significant differences in transcription and captioning rates among different vendors. When considering vendor options, it’s important to keep in mind…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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YouTube Adds Automatic Captions to 1 Billion Videos – But That Doesn’t Mean They’re Accessible

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

With 300 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, and 1,300,000,000 users, it sounds quite impressive that the video distribution platform is now boasting over 1 billion captioned videos on their site. However, when you take a closer look at their…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Facebook Adds Automatic Video Captioning Tool

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

  We’ve all known that fleeting sensation of disappointment — you’re scrolling through your mobile Facebook newsfeed on your commute and you encounter an interesting video that has no captions or subtitles. Do you dare turn on the volume and risk annoying…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How 3Play Media Guarantees Quality & Meets Deadlines

by Lily Bond in Company + Culture

  As a captioning company that guarantees over 99% accuracy (and averages 99.6%), we’re often asked how we can consistently maintain quality, standards, and deadlines. Much of the credit for that consistency comes from our amazing operations team! They manage our 1,000+…

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Updated January 4, 2018