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What are Captions?

Captions (sometimes called subtitles) are text that appears on the screen of film or video. They primarily reflect what is being spoken, or what is happening. There are two key types – closed captions or open captions.

What are subtitles?

Subtitles are the same as captions and can also be open or closed. The term Subtitles is more commonly used in the United Kingdom instead of captions (see: wiki).

What is closed captioning?

Closed captions, not open captions, account for almost all captions. Closed captions can be turned on or off. Closed captions are found on streaming services – such as Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime etc. As well as, internet-based video services such as YouTube and Vimeo. Closed captions are created using special coding on a special caption file that is uploaded to the service as a separate file and remains separate from the video or media files. Much the same as a sound recording can be in a range of formats such as .mp3, .mp4, .wmv. closed caption files also come in a range of formats depending on what services you are uploading them on and what platform they use.

What is open captioning?

Open captions are ‘burnt into’ the video and are permanently added to the video file. Open captions once completed cannot be altered. They also do not require additional technical support once completed as the captions are just part of the video file and not a separate special caption file.