Distribber now offers Closed Caption Services to all shorts and feature films. Closed Captions are the words displayed on a TV screen that give audiences visual information about the current film they are watching. This is similar to subtitles but is not meant for translation rather it is meant for the deaf or those with hearing problems. For example, if the camera is inside a house and someone knocks on the door, the closed captions would show (knocking) along with the text spoken by the talent.
The process for creating Closed Caption files at Distribber is quite simply.
Ingestion: We will require a low res video file with audio to ingest into our program. This may include a file upload to our server, or physical assets
Process: Once we have received your video files for ingestion, the process normally takes about 7-14 days unless you have been queued
File Type: Distribber exports in a .scc file type
Delivery: If your using Distribber for distribution then we will deliver your Closed Caption file directly to the platform. If you are only using Distribber to create the Closed Caption file, then we typically will send via email
Qaulity Control: If in a rare case our .scc file fails, we will be sure to fix the issue free of charge.
We are currently in the process to offer translation subtitles as well, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter on the home page to stay up to date!
If you are a client of Distribber's there are discounts avaiable. The industry standard is between $7-$10 per minute. The $5.50 price has no minimum requirements, if the film is 10 minutes then the total will be $55 to receive the Closed Caption file.
Currently for Closed Captions we only accept paypal. If you do not have a paypal account, you can simply pay with a credit card via the paypal website.
The FCC has created a new mandate to require Closed Captions for all films shown on a Television. This includes iTunes.
Yes. Below is a list of some programs used to create Closed Caption files.
MacCaption: Price: $1,095
CaptionMaker: Price: $1,055
Swift: Price: $1,300
Lemony: Price: $1,800
Aside from the FCC mandate, it is always best to offer a high quality product even to people with disabilities. It also nice to have in loud areas, and your film will be warmly received by the community that uses them when Closed Captions are available.
Yes. While there isn't an official page just yet, we do offer assistance with Artwork and Editing. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates!
We are in the process of creating a Closed Caption submission form, until then simply use the Contact Us tab and let us know you would like to use our Closed Caption Services.