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11 September 2012 ~ Comments

Google+ Captions

Google has become a pervasive part of our world. The word itself has entered our lexicon as a verb, and Google is on the path to powering everything from phones to televisions to driverless cars. While Google+ hasn’t yet reached the household name status of Facebook, the company may be taking a giant leap forward […]

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18 June 2012 ~ Comments

Transcription: From Man or Machine?

One of the most common questions asked about the closed captioning process centers around transcription.  Many people inquire about whether transcription is an automated process using voice recognition, or if it is still truly a function done best by humans. There are certainly some great software and equipment available today that are taking voice recognition […]

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23 May 2012 ~ Comments

YouTube Introduces New Caption Features

Recent YouTube improvements have made watching online videos with captions better than ever.  Since YouTube’s introduction of caption support in 2006, the social media site has been a trendsetter for online accessibility.  Using voice recognition technology, videos could be auto-captioned or the owner could provide a verbatim transcript and YouTube would automatically synchronize text and the spoken […]

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29 March 2012 ~ Comments

Premiere Pro Makes Adding Captions Easy

For a how-to guide to adding closed captions in Adobe Premiere Pro, click here Many editors and producers often wonder how to add closed captioning to their video projects.  Fortunately, this process is becoming easier and easier due to great improvements in editing software.   Adobe has made many improvements to Premiere Pro over the years, with […]

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12 December 2011 ~ Comments

5 Tips for Stress-Free Delivery of Holiday Programs

“It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. It’s the hap -happiest season of all,” …unless a re-run replaces your holiday programming because of a missed deadline! It seems that television production is always finished at the very last minute.  No matter how many times goodhearted producers attempt to get ahead of schedule, something unexpected […]

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12 July 2011 ~ Comments

Live Event Captioning

The conversation surrounding closed captions has traditionally focused on the television set and, more recently, even around Internet based video services.  What is often overlooked, though, is the great need for accessibility at live entertainment events. A great example of the importance of closed captions is evident in the athletic stadium experience.  In addition to […]

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11 May 2011 ~ Comments

Phone Call Captioning

Technological advances are continually changing the way we do things in our everyday lives. From enhancements to education and entertainment to improvements in how we regularly communicate, new technologies have created a tremendous amount of access that is available right from our fingertips. Perhaps what is even more exciting, though, is the use of new […]

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16 February 2010 ~ Comments

Final Cut 7 Makes Adding Closed Captions Easy and Economical

For a how-to guide to adding closed captions in Final Cut Pro 7, click here Adding closed captioning to your TV show in the edit suite just became a little easier. Thanks to new methods using Final Cut Pro and a supported AJA video card, there has been a revolution in the way captions are […]

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25 January 2010 ~ Comments

The Future of Tape

For generations, tape and video have worked hand in hand.  Since the very first video picture was seen on a black and white monitor, we’ve needed a way to record and store the images we create. Live shots are great, but when we developed the ability to play them back later, we opened the door […]

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20 January 2010 ~ Comments

Closed-Captioning on YouTube

There has been much public outcry about the need to offer and even require closed-captions to internet videos, just like on television.  And truly, there is a need in this area.  But unlike television broadcasts, which are largely paid for by corporations and large advertising budgets, most of the videos on the internet are submitted […]

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