Streaming video content over the web using Flash is gaining tremendous popularity, particularly in education and conferences. This new medium allows viewers to attend a presentation without the inconvenience and cost of travel and can substantially reduce facilities costs for the content provider.
Captioned content fosters a better viewing experience, which in turn leads to higher adoption rates, better retention of the presented material, and higher user satisfaction. Automatic Sync Technologies (AST) maintains a strong focus on captioning for web media, especially in educational settings, and can work with clients to develop fully automated solutions to caption and publish captioned web content.
You can begin captioning your content by uploading your media and text file transcript through our web interface. Within minutes XML caption files are emailed back to you, ready to be referenced in the Flash captioning component and placed on your Flash Media Server or web server.
CaptionSync supports several methods of captioning Flash, including:
Captioning also offers a number of additional benefits to all users that should not be overlooked:
Using a standard set of markup commands, producers can optionally “mark-up” the text transcript in order to control the exact format, location and content of the captions. This feature allows producers to dictate the font, color, and positioning of any caption, as well as provide content to appear in the captions that is not found in the audio track (symbols, sound effect references).
CaptionSync is a web-based pay per use service so there’s no software to buy or install. Just choose which services you need (transcription and/or captioning) and pay for them online. Request a price sheet now.
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