Complete HD closed captioning and subtitling solution.
No additional CC hardware required. No generation loss!!!
Encoder Versions of MacCaption (Mac) & CaptionMaker (Win)
The Encoder versions do not have any capability to author time stamped caption files from raw script. You need a timed caption file from a different source (e. g., DVD *.scc, Cheetah *.cap or *.asc. Ultech .ult, etc., or a previously captioned video tape or file).
Think of the Encoder-only versions as a caption conversion or asset management software. With the encoder versions, you can import captions from an existing file or tape, and embed captions or subtitles into all digital videos directly on the hard drive without using any external captioning or subtitling hardware. The Encoder versions are also ideal for Quality Control (QC) of the captions.
Compared to the full versions, the Encoder-only versions have only VERY limited editing capabilities. You can adjust the starting time and fix typos, but that's it. Caption authoring, or any significant editing or retiming requires the full version.
If you need to export or convert caption files, depending on the Classic/DV/NLE/DTV/HD Enterprise version of the encoding software, you have different export options available to you. For details on how the software works for DV, NLE, DTV and HD, click on the following:
- Classic Encoder: export for web & DVD, or video tape using a hardware encoder
- DV Encoder: export DV video, web & DVD, batch/CLI processing
- DTV Encoder: export HD video tape via FCP/Adobe, MPEG-2, web & DVD, batch/CLI processing
- HD Encoder: export HD video (including Avid, MXF), Assemble Captions, web & DVD, batch/CLI processing
Each version supports all the features of the lesser versions as well. The DV Encoder version and above also support batch processing and CLI (command line interface).
You may also download our free Windows or Mac trial software and try it out yourself. The trial software has all the features of the licensed version with some limitations. To protect the software, we replace a few characters in each captions with "?" marks and limit the total number of captions to around 25.
Import & Export options
For the latest info, please see the detailed software features charts for a list of supported imports & exports:
The following is only a partial list of supported imports & exports.
Imports (partial list):
Plain Text file w/ & w/o TC
CC from Caption Center .tds file
CC from Captions, Inc. .cin file
CC from CCaption Description file
CC from Cheetah International .asc file
CC from Cheetah International .cap file
CC from CaptionMaker CPC-715 .onl file
CC from Ultech .ult file
CC from 720 x 480 DV
CC from DVD Caption .scc
CC from 720 x 486 NLE video
CC from MPEG2 (DVD)
CC from MPEG2 (DTV/ ATSC)
CC from QT/Podcast EIA 608 Closed Captions
CC from QT Movie with Text Track
Exports (partial list):
Plain Text file w/ & w/o TC
Caption Center .tds file
CaptionMaker CPC-715 file (.onl)
Captions, Inc. .cin file
Cheetah Ascii file (.asc)
Ultech .ult file
CC to DV 720x480 (directly)
CC to 720x486 NLE movie (directly)
CC to 720x486 NLE via Black Movie
CC to MPEG2 (DVD)
CC to MPEG2 (DTV/ATSC) (HD/SD)
CC to QT/Podcast
DVD caption file (.scc)
Subtitle 720x480 DV Movie
Subtitled Black Movie
DVD Subtitle - Adobe Encode V2 (.txt)
DVD Subtitle - Blu-Ray BDN (.xml)
DVD Subtitle - DVD Studio Pro 3 (.txt)
DVD Subtitle - Sonic Creator (.son)
DVD Subtitle - DVD Studio Pro (.stl)
DVD Subtitle - Scenarist (.sst)
DVD Subtitle - Spruce (.stl)
DVD Subtitle - Ultech 2000/3000 (.usf, .uyc)
Subtitle file for Apple XML Format
Subtitle file for TI Cine Canvas XML
Webcast QT using SMIL
Webcast RealText using SMIL
Webcast Google (.srt)
Webcast WMP using SAMI
Webcast Flash using Timed Text Authoring Format DFXP (xml)
Webcast Flash (.txt) for Captionate