Adding Closed Captions

stitch1z's picture
Last seen: 9 years 8 months ago
Joined: 08/23/2008 - 5:42pm

Hello all, I need to prepare a Music Video for broadcast and Music Choice needs Closed Captions added to it.

I've searched for answers online and have come up with no real answers. Just encounters with shockingly over-priced software for what seems would be a relatively painless procedure.

I run Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, and Adobe After Effects.

Thank you!

stitch1z's picture
Last seen: 9 years 8 months ago
Joined: 08/23/2008 - 5:42pm

Thank you very much.

I think I will have to outsource this one. lol.

JohnnyBRotten's picture
Last seen: 9 years 4 months ago
Joined: 12/10/2008 - 6:16pm

I had to do the same thing to put a video I shot on Fuse. I outsourced too and used a company who CC'd my video and they did everything. All I did was email them the video and they sent me a track back that had the cc info all on it. I'd recommend them.

VerbatimIT's picture
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Joined: 12/13/2012 - 12:58pm

It's easy to produce CC in the digital domain. Bots don't get it, even if theyr'e Google's.


With all due respect for the seniority and experience of the person who wrote about the difficulty of producing CC for video, OK, it was difficult, but as far as analogue goes -- it's gone.


Producing true and accurate closed-captioning for video is as easy as 3.14

1) Transcribe truly and accurately the spoken dialogue.

2) Drag and drop the "right" amount of text in sync with the speaker(s).

3) Preview it.

You're done.


It's easy, yet, it requires a human. Bots -- however well data-fed they are -- don't get it.


Alan at VerbatimIT







Charles Thompson's picture
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Check Sony Vegas again. I believe that from version 9 and up it has the ability to add Line 21 closed captions. I know for certain that Vegas 10 will output a .scc file with any video that you've added captions to.


I've used (and am using) this process, so feel free to PM me for more help/details.

wordwizards's picture
Last seen: 5 years 3 months ago
Joined: 06/05/2012 - 3:12pm

Our company does Closed Captioning for these types of project. We are cheaper than those other guys and we always use 100% American labor.


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