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All broadcast captioning work will be certified and compliant with all current FCC guidelines, including the new standards introduced in March of 2015 focusing on four specific areas: accuracy, synchronization, placement, and completeness.

Broadcast Basic vs. Enhanced: Main Differences

Readability

Enhanced level of captioning will be easier to read and appear more attractive to a viewer.

Lines will be broken up to keep proper nouns, numbers with their nouns, titles, short quotes, dates, and scripture references together on the same line.

In the Basic level, transcripts will be imported at the 32 characters per line limit and timed in that format without any line break considerations.

Placement

Both levels will avoid on-screen graphics and the faces of on-screen talent per FCC requirements.

However, after the movement of captioning placement in our Basic level, the captions will remain in that location until an on-screen interference directs the caption placement to reposition.

In our Enhanced level, the captions will return to their base positioning throughout the program.

Broadcast Basic Captioning

Closed Captions appear in mixed case on the screen 2 or 3 lines at a time and roll-up one additional line at a time.

This product meets the FCC broadcast-quality requirements for accuracy with few or no errors; synchronously timed to speakers; proper placement to avoid covering important on-screen content; and completeness, ensuring captions are present the entire length of the program.

Closed Captions appear in mixed case on the screen in blocks of 1-4 lines that pop-on and off the screen.

This product meets the FCC broadcast-quality requirements for accuracy with few or no errors; synchronously timed to speakers; proper placement to avoid covering important on-screen content; and completeness, ensuring captions are present the entire length of the program.

Broadcast Enhanced Captioning

Closed Captions appear in mixed case on the screen 2 or 3 lines at a time and roll-up one additional line at a time.

This product meets the FCC broadcast-quality requirements for accuracy with few or no errors; synchronously timed to speakers; proper placement to avoid covering important on-screen content; and completeness, ensuring captions are present the entire length of the program.

Closed Captions appear in mixed case on the screen in blocks of 1-4 lines that pop-on and off the screen.

Words are broken up per line based on DCMP guidelines and caption placement is enhanced.

This product meets the FCC broadcast-quality requirements for accuracy with few or no errors; synchronously timed to speakers; proper placement to avoid covering important on-screen content; and completeness, ensuring captions are present the entire length of the program.

Subtitling & Language

Other Levels

Basic or Enhanced levels offered (Enhanced level shown in the sample video). Webcast captioning is pop-on captioning done in a post-production setting with a limited position.

This level is ideal, and most affordable, for content going straight to web-only platforms that do not support caption placement.

The captions will appear in a mixed case and at the fixed center-bottom-center location of the web player.

A Premium level of captioning that, although appearing in the subtitle format, is in the source language intended for the deaf and hard-of-hearing and includes non-dialogue audio and speaker identification.

Text will appear in mixed case on the screen in blocks of 1-3 lines that pop-on and off the screen and can be placed in any location to identify speakers.

Reading rate will be brought down to, or below, 300 words per minute. Quality control process will include a review from 2 separate caption editors and the option of an additional client QC.

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