What are captions?
Captions display a program's audio content as text on screen. They help viewers understand auditory information when the sound is muted, unavailable, inaudible, or if the viewer is deaf or hard of hearing.
Although similar, captions and subtitles are different. Captioning transcribes dialogue and important audio content to text. Subtitling, however, transcribes and translates dialogue spoken in a foreign language.
Captions come in two forms, closed captions and open captions. Closed captions can be turned on or off by the viewer on their media device. Open captions always display on screens since they're burning directly onto the video track. At this time, Rev only offers closed caption services, though you can create open captions by burning our file into your video once your order is complete.
Caption files are delivered in many formats such as SRT for online videos or SCC for broadcast television.
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