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What are the open captions?

Open captions are the timed-text description of the spoken audio and background sounds which are displayed on the screen. Unlike closed captioning, the captions cannot be turned off since the captions are burned into the video.

Why do we need open captions?

  1. Open captions are supported by all types of video players.
  2. Open captions make it easier to create DVDs and other physical media.
  3. Open captions allow publishers to control the exact font size and style of the captions.

We, at CaptioningStar, offer open captions that are FCC, CVAA, and ADA compliant to all genre videos. We enjoy captioning your videos with our highly professional captioners and proficient translators. Get to know some of the interesting tips to make your captions ADA complaint here.

Open captioning services

The list is really big. We are integrated with many major video storage platforms.

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No boundaries on formats

Any format in, any format out approach of us allows you to share your files without worrying about formats and conversions.

.SRTPopular caption file format
.WebVTTThe new W3C standard for captioning in HTML5.
.SBVSubViewer file format.
.DFXPW3C standard for captioning, used widely in Flash players
.SMISAMI captions for Windows Media Player.
.QTQuickTime captions.
.RTRealText captions for RealPlayer.
.SLTSpruce subtitle format for DVD Studio Pro.
.SUBCaptions for Sonic DVD Creator.
.SMPTE-TTThe FCC safe harbor format for IP captioning. Similar to DFXP.
.SCCScenarist Closed Caption format.
AVID SSSubtitle format supported by Avid systems.
JSONWord-level timing and confidence data.
MULTILUNGUAL .DFXPMultilingual DFXP file generated via machine translation. Translation into multiple languages is available. Available to enterprise customers.

Our captioning styles

  • Roll up:- Captions roll on either at the top or bottom of the screen giving way for the next set of text without disturbing the background content of the video.
  • Pop on- Text pops on the screen in blocks. With exact time codes, captions sync perfectly with each frame. Pop on captions is preferred by people with hearing impairment.
  • Paint on- Paint on captions are similar to roll up captions but in this case, individual words are painted or high-lighted from left to right

TAT- Rush or Super rush?

Open captioning - pricing offers

  • We give you precise captions at a rate which puts a smile on your face. Yes, we are affordable. On bulk orders and friend referral we give you surprising discounts.
  • Pay us through credit cards, debit cards, cheques and even through Paypal. We are flexible.

We have integrated with your favorite platforms

The list is really big. We are integrated with many major video storage platforms.

Few tips to make your captions ADA compliant in a snap


  • Enter just 32 characters or less in a line. Adding more characters per line may increase the difficulty of the viewer’s to read.
  • Ensure only one to three lines of text appear on the screen for about 3-6 seconds which is then replaced by the next caption.
  • Verify that captions are available till the end of the video, even at places where no speakers are available.
  • Add time codes to synchronize with the audio.
  • Use both upper and lower case letters.
  • Make your captions accessible to whoever needs them.
  • Display your captions for a duration that is enough to be read.
  • Identify speakers in your captions when more than one person is on screen or when the speaker is not seen on the screen.
  • Make sure that the captions are spelled correctly, inclusive of proper punctuation and grammar.
  • Caption all the words, despite the language or dialect.
  • Include music, sound effects or other descriptions within brackets like [music] or [laughter]

On Windows, a red ADA icon appears below your caption editor, if the caption style you chose for is not ADA compliant.

To comply with ADA, click the ADA dropdown and select Make Compliant.

Open Captioning Workflow


A simple and streamlined open captioning workflow.

Affordable Open Captioning Pricing


Captioning

$2/min

$2.5/min

  • 50+ Caption formats
  • 3-Tier Caption quality check
  • Flexi turn around option
  • 24/7 Support Service

Transcription + Captioning

$2.75/min

$3/min

  • Interactive Transcript option
  • Transcript modification option
  • No additional cost to change the format.
  • 24/7 Support Service

Captioning

$3/min

$5/min

  • 50+ Caption formats
  • 3-Tier Caption quality check
  • Flexi turn around option
  • 24/7 Support Service

Transcription + Captioning

$11.5/min

$12/min

  • Interactive Transcript option
  • Transcript modification option
  • No additional cost to change the format.
  • 24/7 Support Service

Why CaptioningStar


Choose CaptioningStar to avail all benefits of open captioning in one go!

Simple

No service tiers or contracts. All customers receive our best service.

Sample

We’ve integrated with YouTube, Vimeo and many more.

Confidential

We serve many clients with sensitive content.

API

We offer custom integration with your favorite platform.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Problems with your file? We’ll make it right.

24/7 Support

We offer Email, Phone and  Live chat support around the clock.

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*Note : Discount on bulk uploads, universities and hard of hearing students

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