For our August edition of Whiteboard Wednesday we explain how you can use CaptionSync to caption videos without a digital file, for example when you only have a DVD or VHS tape. This is particularly helpful to libraries and companies with archived videos. You can also use this service if you have a MP4 or digital file but would like your video and captions in a DVD format. To learn more, watch this video with our CaptionSync Smart Player or read the video transcript below.
Hi this is Courtney with AST, and for this white board Wednesday we will be discussing what to do if you don’t have a digital file for the video you need captioned.
If you are unable to submit your content electronically to our system, our DVD or MP4 Transfer service allows you to mail in video DVDs or even VHS tapes and have them returned as captioned DVD media or an electronic MP4 file.
Once received, we will digitize your material to obtain the caption files, then author the captions and subtitles to a DVD and mail it back to you.
Or, if you want a digital copy, we’ll send you a subtitled MP4 video file created from your videotape or DVD. This puts your media in a modern web-viewable format, and eliminates the delay and expense of shipping.
You can also choose to receive both the authored DVD and the MP4 video.
If you already have an electronic copy, we can also use that to create a captioned DVD for you.
You can learn more about this service by contacting AST through our online chat, by phone or contact form.
How To Resources
If want to know more details about how to add closed captioning to a DVD or VHS tape, or if you need to create a closed captioned DVD from a digital file, you can read about CaptionSync’s DVD/MP4 Transfer Service on our support site.