KPBS San Diego Week TV Show

News Webcast with captions
Summary: KPBS broadcasts shows with captions that air over both TV and the Web.
Detail: KPBS utilizes AST's CaptionSync technology, which allows them to get the caption files for both TV and web media and launch both broadcasts simultaneously.

External Link: KPBS Show San Diego Week

Services: Transcription, Captions & Subtitles, Post Processing

Benefits of Using CaptionSync for Broadcast

Best Solution Available

Simple, fast, and inexpensive solution for captioning prerecorded material.

Full Range of Caption Outputs Supported

  • .CAP, .XMS, and/or .ASC line 21 formats which can be directly imported into CPC CaptionMaker, MacCaption, Cheetah, RapidText, or other captioning systems for line-21 encoding.
  • Industry standard .SCC files for For Final Cut Pro 7 or Sony Vegas Pro 10 users delivering DV (such as DVCAM) to the headend.
  • Industry standard .SCC files for insertion into MPEG assets
  • Standard caption and/or subtitle files that can be imported into most DVD authoring packages.
  • For traditional D1 (720×486) tape stock such as Beta SP, digi-Beta, or DVCPro, AST offers a supplementary service called Digital NLE Captions which allows you submit your media electronically and get back a black MOV caption file which you pull back into your NLE such as Avid, Final Cut Pro, or Premiere, and then print-to-tape.

What Are You Planning?

Are you looking to add captions or subtitles to your DVD?  CaptionSync can provide just about everything you need.

We'll get the material transcribed, and generate line-21 closed captions and subtitles for Apple's DVD Studio Pro, Sonic's DVDit Pro, Adobe's Encore, Avid DVD by Sonic, MediaChance's DVD Lab Pro, and others.  Plus we have how-to videos to show you how to author them.  If you are an educational institution or government entity we also offer our DVD Transfer service were you just send in the DVDs and we take care of everything.
Do you need to deliver SD or HD captions to the head end?  CaptionSync can help.

We can take care of the transcription, caption file generation, and review.  We deliver industry standard SCC files for file-based MPEG ingestion, Omneon servers, or print-tape DV captions via Final Cut Pro 7.  We also offer Digital NLE Captions for print-tape captions for D1 directly from your Avid, Final Cut Pro, or Premiere.
Do you need 708 HD captions?

For file-based transfer to the headend CaptionSync offers industry standard SCC files which can be directly injected into HD MPEG asset via tools such as Compressor 3 or.  These SCC files can also be used in Final Cut Pro 7 for HD print-to-tape via FireWire.  For print-to-tape captions with Matrox MX02 or Kona via Final Cut Pro, we can help too.
Need Spanish content transcribed and/or captioned?  Or English captions translated into Spanish?

CaptionSync can help you out in either case.  We offer Spanish transcription by professional stenographers (as well as English) or you can provide your own Spanish transcript for Spanish captions and subtitles.

Leveraging the timing from your original language captioning submission, our Translation Captions use either your own provided translation text or use our professional translators to deliver Spanish translated caption and subtitle files in all the same formats you originally received.

What AST’s CaptionSync Provides

  • Low Cost Solution
  • Dependable Quality from Human Transcription
  • Training Resources for Your Staff
  • Cutting-Edge Automation for Rapid Results
  • Ease of Use

Some Programs Using CaptionSync

“America’s Test Kitchen”
“To Serve And Protect”
“Feebees Hop and Shop”

We have served over 200 broadcast production houses who have shown their content on networks like PBS, Fox, CBS, NBC, Disney, The History Channel, Research Channel, and The Outdoor Channel.


  • Web-based pay per use service.
  • No software to buy or install.
  • Choose just the services needed (you can provide your own verbatim text transcript to get captions, or you can have us do the transcription for you, or just get a transcript).
  • Pay online via credit card or Visa/MasterCard branded purchase cards.

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  • Automatic Sync Technologies' automated CaptionSync service provided KBTC with great pop-on closed captions in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of conventional techniques.  And with their excellent customer support behind it, I highly recommend it.
    Paul J.
    Station Manager

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