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Frequently Asked Questions on Captioning

Answer: Captions are sound and text descriptions displayed in a video that is synchronised with the media as well as available to be read while viewing the video. While creating captions it should be assumed that the video’s viewers are unable to hear the audio, so it’s crucial to provide captions that match the spoken word and applicable sound effects.
Answer: Open captions are sound and text descriptions given in a video to introduce speakers, specify key sounds, and show the spoken word in a written format. Open captions burned into the video and stay visible to everyone, and even can’t turn them off. They synchronise the text information with the time and the audio played in the video.
Answer: Closed captioning or CC, is a technique to display text as well as sound descriptions on a video. The term ‘closed’ refers to the text hidden as a different track in the video until it is turned on. In this, the text does not get burnt into the video. Closed captioning enables the viewer to either switch the captions on or off, which might be suitable for a video watched online like YouTube.
Answer: Subtitles refer to the translation of a spoken word in the video to another language in a written format. Whereas captions are divided into two forms i.e. closed captions and open captions. Captions provide a spoken word into a written alternative. They also introduce speakers as well as describe relevant noises as they exist in the audio.
Answer: One of the most important reasons for availing of caption services is the legal regulations for video and television on-demand services. This is to ensure that all the viewers get access to information, including the hard of hearing and deaf. Whether you are producing videos, ads, blogs, or other audio-visual content, closed captioning is paramount.
Answer: At Tridindia, our closed captions services have the option for styling which includes changes to colour, text size, and font. Styling also involves the option of onscreen text animation options such as pop-on or roll-up closed captions. You can tell your preferences and requirements to Tridindia experts, and we’ll do our best to meet your needs.
Answer: For online videos, closed caption formats used are .vtt, .srt or .ssa. These formats are very simple in nature with negligible styling alternatives available. When it comes to broadcast, the highly common format is SSL that allows excellent flexibility when it comes to caption formatting, animation, placement, and style.
Answer: Although captioning is meant for everyone. Especially, hard-of-hearing and deaf people use captioning to know what is being said in any video such as business meetings, webinars, public events, etc. Using captioning as a way to give access to communication maximizes every year and will keep on growing as several people learn to know it as means of access.
Answer: Our captioners are capable of working on your closed caption files without using any software and change them into the format you want. As mentioned above, we provide our captions in a plethora of formats for projects shown on various web, broadcast, and television channels.
Answer: At Tridindia, our captioners not merely work to change spoken word into text but also stick to production house styles as well as involve additional audio descriptions in their work. Text timings have to be synced with the given video, and it should be accurate to 1/100 seconds. Guidelines can differ from one client to client so great care as well as attention is required in this process.
Answer: Well, we won’t directly add the captions into your video, but we can transcribe the video for you with suitable timings as well as sound descriptions and make an.SRT file with such information. Better still, we can add captions to your video so you can only upload the open version for the viewers to see.
Answer: When captions do not match with what is being said in the video, it can be very frustrating for the viewer especially deaf or hard of hearing. As captions are meant to be the ideal alternative to video for people with hearing loss, our captioner ensures that they should be readable, 99% accurate, contain speaker labels, and do not hinder essential content in the video.
Answer:  For extremely short videos i.e. 10 minutes or less, we will require a week turnaround. For lengthy videos, we require two weeks. We can, at the time, get videos done in quite less time, but we can’t assure it. Preplanning can work wonders in ensuring accessibility.
Answer:  Well, we know budget matters to you. Captioning believes in offering a high-quality product at an affordable price. The cost is totally based on the kind of event, the technique of display, whether the event is onsite or remote. Contact us now to request a quote!
Answer:  We know the usefulness of captioning in the digital world. It can help businesses gain more audience by making their videos accessible to any type of audience in their native language. It can also boost the SEO of the brand’s website. All these can be possible if captions are rich in nature. Outsourcing caption to Tridindia will give you quality, accurate, ready-to-use and creative captions.
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