New Avid File Support
AST added two new output types in the past few weeks to make it easier for Avid users to subtitle their content. Avid DS subtitle files (.avidds.txt) can be used to import subtitle information directly into Avid using the SubCap effect (see www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cwKUm4FheQ). The .aviddvd.txt subtitle files can be imported into the Avid DVD by Sonic authoring software.
iTunes: Creating and Finding Captioned Videos
iTunes offers various forms of accessible media including open and closed captions and subtitles. Movies that contain line 21 captions may be uploaded into iTunes and the captions will be retained. For Web video formats such as .m4v, the most popular video format for iTunes, captions may be added in several different manners, and Automatic Sync can provide you with the format you need. For more information about captioning Podcasts and Videos for iTunes please see: www.automaticsync.com/caption/podcaption.htm.
Apple movies and lectures that contain captions are labeled with the Closed Captions (CC) symbol.
To find movies or lectures with closed captions:
1) Decide which media type you want to search. You can search within movies in the iTunes store, or you can search within iTunesU, if you have iTunesU installed.
2) Open the iTunes store and type in any word in the "store search" field to activate the "power search".
3) Decide if you want to filter the search by media type. If you want to search for lectures, you can narrow the search to only iTunesU content.
4) Check the box that search for movies or lectures that only have closed captions, and then hit the search key. To display all closed captioned movies or lectures, leave the search field blank.
5) Once you have identified a lecture or a movie with closed captioning, you can make the captions visible in iTunes by selecting a checkbox in iTunes preferences. You will also need to do the same for your mobile device.
For more information please visit: www.apple.com/accessibility/itunes/hearing.html.