Closed Captioning for
Avid® Media Composer®
Complete HD/SD closed captioning and subtitling solution.
No additional CC hardware required. No generation loss!!!
Avid Media Composer 6.0 and Matrox 4VANC
Avid Media Composer 6.0 adds support for the Matrox MXO2 and Mojito I/O devices, which have a unique solution for HD closed captioning (including down-conversion to SD) when used in Mac OSX. For more info please read: Avid and Matrox 4VANC.
Media Composer 6 also supports the D-track workflow (see below) using Avid Mojo DX or Nitris DX hardware on both Mac and Windows.
MacCaption and CaptionMaker (HD Enterprise) software now create HD closed captions files for users of Avid Media Composer 5.0, Symphony 5.0, and Newscutter 9.0, or later versions. You can create the Avid AAF file using either PC or Mac, and any AAF file can be used on either PC or Mac based Avid systems.
How it Works
CPC's software generates an Avid-native AAF file that contains HD closed captions formatted for Avid Media Composer. This file is simply dropped onto the "D Track" or data track. When you play the HD sequence out through your Avid Mojo DX or Nitris DX hardware, or export a MXF or AAF file from Media Composer, the output will contain the closed captions.
Mac Video Tutorial: HD Closed Captions for Avid Media Composer (4:29)
PC Walkthrough (PDF): CaptionMaker workflow for Avid AAF
Our software can also generate a line 21 overlay file used to add closed captions to SD video sequences. See: NLE Captioning Workflow
File-based Closed Captioning Workflows
CaptionMaker/MacCaption can embed closed captions directly into many kinds of video files for digital delivery:
- MPEG-2 Elementary, Program, and Transport Streams (CaptionMaker/MacCaption DTV or HD Enterprise)
- MXF Files for XDCAM, Omneon and SeaChange servers (CaptionMaker/MacCaption HD Enterprise)
- DVCPRO-HD QuickTime files for Omneon servers and more (MacCaption HD Enterprise)
- Common closed caption formatted files such as Cheetah .CAP, SCC, MCC, etc. (CaptionMaker/MacCaption WebPlus or higher)
Closed Captioning for Web and Mobile Devices
CaptionMaker/MacCaption (WebPlus and higher) can add closed captions to any kind of web video format: Flash, QuickTime (including for iPod/iPhone/iPad/etc.), iTunes, YouTube, Windows Media.
Closed Captioning & Subtitling for DVD and Blu-ray
CaptionMaker/MacCaption (WebPlus and higher) can add closed captions and subtitles to DVD, and subtitles for Blu-ray, for most professional authoring programs.
CPC and Avid to Deliver HD Closed Captioning for Media Composer
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CPC, the industry leader in closed captioning and subtitling software solutions, today announced development of a complete software-only HD closed captioning solution for users of Avid Media Composer™. This software-only metadata workflow will save Avid users time and money by eliminating the need for a dedicated external hardware closed caption encoder which can cost $8,000 or more, simplifying workflows for handling video with closed captioning data. Closed captioning is required by the FCC for virtually all TV broadcasts in the United States, and by the CRTC for most TV broadcasts in Canada.
Improves Workflow and Lowers Closed Captioning Cost
This new workflow allows facilities to complete the entire closed captioning process in-house, saving tremendous amounts of time and money, and without giving up quality control to a third party. For an upcoming Media Composer release, Avid has developed a robust workflow for working with high definition video metadata, including closed caption data. CPC's closed captioning software is a full caption preparation suite, which lets users create or import a script, format and synchronize the text, and finally creates an Avid-compatible metadata file containing CEA-708 and CEA-608 encoded data. This file is then brought into Avid Media Composer and placed on a metadata track, which preserves the metadata when outputting via Avid hardware interfaces.
File Size and Format No Longer an Issue
CPC's software generates a small captions file which takes less than 5 Megabytes per hour of video. Whether editing in full uncompressed HD, DNxHD, or any other codec, this file that carries the encoded caption data can easily be archived locally or transferred over the internet to any Media Composer user.
e-Captioning for Fast Delivery
Furthermore, this workflow is compatible with CPC's e-Captioning technology (http://www.cpcweb.com/e-captioning) which allows closed caption service companies to simply e-mail closed captioning files to Avid Media Composer users, without the need to physically mail master tapes back and forth, and without the generation loss that was typically incurred by older tape-based hardware encoding technology. e-Captioning also makes it possible to edit and convert previously closed captioned videos without losing the captions, and to re-use and re-purpose closed captions for all other video formats, such as the web, DVD and Blu-ray, and tapeless delivery for digital broadcast and Video-on-Demand.
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CPC - The Closed Captioning Software Leader
HD closed captioning for Avid is the latest feature addition to CPC's industry-leading line of Macintosh and Windows closed captioning and subtitling software. Since releasing the first simultaneous closed captioning/teleprompting software in 1986, and revolutionizing the closed captioning industry with e-Captioning in 2001, CPC has continuously innovated new closed captioning workflows to meet the industry's needs. CPC also operates an award winning captioning and subtitling service. For more information, please visit http://www.cpcweb.com