The advent of the Internet has changed the way we view information, and makes it also possible to determine when we view it. Captioning plays a big part in making your material effective. Giving the viewer the option to mute audio and read along with the podcast makes the material more convenient to use, and more often. Regular viewers can search by keyword to pinpoint a place in the material they want to access. Even audio podcasts can be captioned and the material made searchable for hearing impaired users.
AST’s CaptionSync automated web-based service delivers captions via email, within minutes of your media file and transcript upload. If you don’t have a transcript, our integrated transcription service can get one for you.
In addition to the traditional captioning for QuickTime and iTunes, Apple now also supports encoding SCC (‘closed caption’) caption files directly into a MV4 or MOV for display with QuickTime, iTunes, iPods (Classic, Nano, or Touch), and iPhones.
With the tools embedded in QuickTime and iTunes authoring applications, preparing your podcast for captioning is smooth and simple (see our How-To Tutorial on how to do so). Transcripts can also be uploaded into iTunes U as study tools or lecture notes.
With CaptionSync-generated captions, you can be assured your podcast is comprehensive, comprehended and accessible to a wider variety of viewers.
You can also select additional value-add services such as integrated Result Review to have your results hand-checked by a person (perfect for particularly poor audio recordings or where you want completely hands off) or Copy Edit.