Captions

While captions have been an important part of accessibility in videos since the ’70s, they’ve recently seen a surge in popularity due to the ubiquitousness of videos on social media. Not only do captions allow dialog to be read by those hard of hearing, but they can also engage audiences on platforms whose videos default to playing without sound, and provide useful metadata to your video’s content.

While we’re seeing the rise of AI-generated captions, the accuracy isn’t quite where it needs to be for professional video. In most cases, you’ll have to manually create your own captions.

Open Captions, Closed Captions, or Subtitles?

Subtitles are used when dialog is audible, but not understood by the viewer. A common occurance of this is ...

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