Closed captions allow the viewer to turn the captioning on and off. Closed captions can be video-player specific,and may require multiple captioning file formats. Open captions are typically embedded below the video frame and are always seen by the viewer. Open captions are not video-player specific.
If a captioning file is provided, it will need to be manually uploaded to a video player, which takes additional time and requires some technical proficiency. Videos with embedded captioning are immediately available for professor and student use.
Accuracy + Time = Cost. Accuracy rate (the higher the percentage, the higher the cost) and turnaround time (the shorter the turnaround time, the higher the cost). FYI –captioning your videos before the semester begins will help to save time and reduce costs.
Our project turnaround times are dependent on your project needs. Our standard turnaround is three business days, but we also offer rush service of 24 hours or less and an economy, less expensive turnaround option of 10 business days.
98% accuracy is usually considered to be the minimum target rate for realtime captioning.Increasing the accuracy level to 99% or higher usually requires additional editing and will increase your cost.