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What Are Forced Narrative Subtitles?

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

Forced Narrative (FN) subtitles are used to clarify pertinent information meant to be understood by the viewer. FN subtitles are overlaid text, and can be used to clarify dialogue, burned-in texted graphics, and other information that is not otherwise explained or easily…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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What’s the Difference? Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SDH) v. Closed Captions

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

“Tomato, tomahto.” That’s what people might think when seeing the words “subtitles” and “captions,” but, there actually is a difference. Before fully understanding the difference between subtitles for the Deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) and closed captions, it might be helpful…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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What Is Video Subtitling?

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

  If you’re a foreign movie aficionado, then you are definitely familiar with using video subtitling. But did you know, video subtitles are not interchangeable with captions? What is video subtitling? Video subtitles are the reason we can watch movies like Amélie…

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Updated January 4, 2018

What Happens If You Don’t Closed Caption Your Company Training Videos?

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

When it comes to eLearning videos, closed captioning isn’t just a nice-to-have. It’s essential for delivering the full value of your content — and avoiding some unintended consequences. Here are five consequences of NOT adding closed captioning to your company’s training videos:…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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The Future of Video Captioning According to Google

by Emily Griffin in Events

Google’s video platform, YouTube, is on the frontier of video accessibility and closed captioning innovation. It’s in a unique position: captioning a very broad range of content — much of which they don’t own. For free. What motivates Google to innovate in…

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Updated January 4, 2018

How Crowdsourced Video Translation Works: Webinar Q&A with Amara

by Emily Griffin in Events

  “Want Your Video to Go Global? The Power of Community Translation” was an insightful webinar presented by Darren Bridenbeck of Amara Subs. Amara is a platform for crowdsourcing video translation to create subtitles in multiple languages. Darren walked us through two…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How to Caption Someone Else’s YouTube Video

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

Let’s say you’re designing a university course and want to include links to YouTube videos as part of supplemental coursework. Or you want to play a video in class that you found online. Do you need to caption those videos? Is it…

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Updated January 4, 2018

Q&A on Copyright Law and Video Captioning for Education

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

Copyright law and its application to captioning educational video is a serious concern for educators. That’s why 3Play hosted a webinar with copyright law expert Blake Reid to explore the topic in a 30-minute presentation. What copyright problems have you run into?…

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Updated January 4, 2018

How to Convert and Migrate Your Caption Files for the New Brightcove Player

by Lily Bond in How-To

Brightcove has released an exciting new player based on HTML5 instead of Flash. The Brightcove Player is responsive, with load times faster than any other player in the industry. However, there are some changes that you’ll need to consider. We’re going to…

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Updated January 4, 2018

Introducing a New Tool: Free ROI Calculator for Captioning YouTube Videos

by Lily Bond in Product Updates

We’re excited to announce a fun, free new tool! The ROI Calculator allows users to gauge how captioning can impact YouTube views and ROI by simply inputting a link to one of their YouTube videos and clicking Calculate. While YouTube is one…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Why CuteGirlsHairstyles and BrooklynAndBailey Captioned Their YouTube Channels

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

  We have new favorite YouTubers! CuteGirlsHairstyles and BrooklynAndBailey recently captioned their entire YouTube channels, and we wondered if their decision to caption was coming on the heels of the #WithCaptions campaign. What we didn’t know when we saw all of their…

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Updated January 4, 2018

Introducing Caption Import: A New Feature for Existing Captions and Subtitles

by Lily Bond in Product Updates

We’re excited to announce a new feature! Caption Import is designed for people who already have captions but need a place to store them. Besides storage, there are a number of other reasons why you might be interested in Caption Import, which…

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Updated January 4, 2018