Closed Captions

If you're in the broadcasting industry nowadays, it's pretty hard to ignore captioning. The Telecommunications Act, first established by the FCC in 1996, made closed captioning mandatory for broadcasters. By establishing a series of benchmarks, the law allowed for a gradual phasing in of this technology over the next decade.

As of January 1, 2006, the last benchmark was reached and captioning became mandatory for 100% of English programming (with a few special exceptions). Likewise, Spanish broadcasters are required to air 1350 hours of captioned programming per quarter. Broadcasters are taking notice.

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CAPTION IMAGE REMAINS IN BUSINESS DUE TO THE HIGH QUALITY AND PERFECT SYNCHRONIZATION OF CLOSED CAPTIONS. YES, WE COMPLY!

We work primarily with the top selling Computer Prompting & Captioning Co. (CPC) using MacCaption, CPC, Switch, Final Cut software, and more. We provide closed caption services in English, Spanish and Portuguese and yes, we can always transcribe the show for you. However, if you have a simple draft, please send it over. Accents, character identification, and other things you might have are always going to help us expedite the process.

Are you still doing business with Latin American countries and networks that still accept Beta SP videotapes and/or standard definition (SD) formats in 4 x 3? Send them over!

If you only need the caption or subtitle file (transcription/translation and synchronization), we can offer a variety of formats. Do you need the captions or subtitles embedded in your video? Yes, we can do it for you.

Ready to air in HD? Digital or videotape, we are here to serve!

Below you will find some of the most popular closed caption formats we offer.

DIGITAL:
  • QuickTime DTV 608/708 HD Closed Captions
  • QuickTime 608 SD Closed Captions
  • Line 21 onto any QuickTime video
  • MPEG-2 Elementary, Program, and Transport Streams
  • MXF Files for XDCAM,
  • Streaming/Mobile Video (Timed text [TTML and DFXP], WebVTT, SRT, iOS, iTunes iTT, YouTube, WMV, SAMI, etc.)

VIDEOTAPE:
  • BETA SP
  • DIGIBETA
  • HD CAM
  • HD CAM SR
If you don't see your format listed, please give us a call at (305) 992-6756 or e-mail us at captionimage@aol.com. We are constantly upgrading our software and equipment to better serve you.