CPC makes closed captioning software that lets you do all of your closed captioning in-house, but we also can do your closed captioning as a service. There is also a hybrid option which can give you the best of both worlds.
Having closed captioning software in-house gives you the most flexibility and saves time and money in the long run, especially if you need closed captions frequently. It is also vital if you produce videos with a very fast turnaround (1 day or less), or if you frequently edit or convert videos that were already closed captioned. The software pays for itself after as little as 10 hours of closed captioning or subtitling. More about Software.
If your need for closed captioning or subtitling is infrequent, or if you simply do not have the time or the resources to do your own closed captioning, then our service department can do all of the work for you. Since we use the industry's most advanced software, we can closed caption your video with a quick turnaround and the lowest prices, while supporting the latest e-Captioning workflows. More about Services.
The hybrid option is very cost effective for organizations that need to do a lot of closed captioning, especially with large digital media files, but don't have the resources to do the labor-intensive parts of the process.
The hybrid approach is to use CPC's closed captioning service to transcribe and time the caption files for you. Then, use CPC's encoder-only captioning software in your facility to embed and convert the captions into all of your required deliverables. You still get the convenience of using a captioning service for the labor-intensive part of the captioning process, but you don't have to worry about transferring large files or shipping tapes to CPC.
By using CPC's encoder-only software, not only can you embed and convert caption files for any media formats you need to deliver, but you can also make last minute text and timing fixes without incurring extra delays or fees.
Example case 1:
Closed captioning 24 episodes of a 25 minute program delivered on HDCAM tape:
|Captioning Fees:||Tape stock:||Shipping:||1 Episode cost:||24 Episode Cost:|
|Typical caption service (mailing tapes)||$250.00||$70.00||$20.00||$340.00||$8160.00|
|CPC Service (eCaptioning)||$225.00||n/a||n/a||$225.00||$5400.00|
|CPC Software (DTV Lite)||n/a||Pays for itself!|
Example case 2:
Captioning 10 episodes of a 1-hour podcast for the web: