Cinema Certified Result Review

AST’s Cinema Certified™ Result Review helps your feature film, television production or streaming content conform to the necessary requirements. Feature films and dramatic content typically contain music, sound effects, and other “sweetening” in the audio tracks. This type of content often requires extra fine-tuning to ensure that the caption timing and format are accurate. 

To select Cinema Certified services, check the appropriate box on the sign-up form to indicate that your content will be distributed through video on demand (VOD) services. AST will use the Cinema Certified level of review services whenever you submit content for Result Review. When submitting content for captioning, you will need to submit both a low bit-rate proxy version of your video and a searchable version of your screenplay or continuity script. Don’t worry if there are differences between the script and the film. Our expert transcribers will transcribe your entire video verbatim, using the screenplay or script as a reference. Next, as with our standard Result Review service, AST editors will review your caption results and make any corrections.

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When the review is complete you will receive closed caption files in the output formats required by the major VOD distributors, ready for delivery to your distributor, aggregator, or post-production house for final encoding and conformance. Our review accomplishes:

  • Accurate caption timing that meets VOD-distributor standards
  • Custom speaker ID formatting
  • Notation and description of sound effects, music, and all background sounds

This entire process typically takes less than a week from start to finish, providing you with “curtain ready” closed captions for your film or show at a fraction of the cost of traditional closed captioning service providers.

For technical details on how to submit content for our Cinema Certified Result Review service, please see this article in our Support Center.