Closed Captioning Technical Support
Before contacting us for support, please see:
How to resolve the most common issues
- Quick Start Guide and Video tutorials
- Knowledge Base (Forums)
The forums have lots of tips & tricks as well as answers to many common questions.
Then, if you need to contact tech support:
When you purchase our CaptionMaker or MacCaption post-production closed captioning software, we can provide online training via your web browser (webinar). If you'd like to schedule training, please Contact Us for more information.
Software Support & Software Updates
Telephone and e-mail support is provided 9am - 7pm Eastern time, Monday - Friday, excluding federal holidays. To obtain support, please submit a request ticket using the "tech support request ticket" link near the top of this web page.
Free five (5) hours of support is provided for six (6) months from date of purchase of CPC software. In addition, free software updates are provided for six (6) months from date of purchase of CPC software.
Free two (2) hours of support is provided for two (2) months from the date of purchase of a CPC software upgrade. In addition, free software updates are provided for two (2) months from date of purchase of CPC software.
You can buy additional software support and software updates (which are bundled together) from the following plans, that pick up after the free support and free updates end:
If you choose not to purchase an Extended Support Plan, per-incident support is also available after your free support period has expired. The per-incident support does not include software updates.
Per-incident support: $75 per incident (up to 30 minutes of support)
To purchase an Extended Support Agreement, or for per-incident support, please contact our sales department.
If a problem is determined to be the result of a bug or malfunction in our software, calls regarding that issue will not be counted against your support time.
After Hours Support
CPC does not guarantee that support will be available other than 9am - 7pm Eastern time, Monday - Friday, excluding federal holidays. If support is required any time other than specified above, CPC will make an effort to provide it. If CPC is able to provide after hours support, there is a $75 additional charge. For after hours support call 301-738-8487, and follow the “After Hours Emergency” instructions.
Occasionally there arises a situation in which it is not clear if the problem that the customer is reporting is due to CPC software, or due to software other than CPC software, or due to hardware which is not CPC hardware. CPC will be the entity that determines if the problem is due to CPC software or not. If the problem is not due to CPC software, CPC can not provide support.
TERMS OF SUPPORT PROVIDED UNDER PRE-PAID EXTENDED SUPPORT, AND UNDER PER INCIDENT SUPPPORT, IS DESCRIBED IN THE “COMPUTER PROMPTING & CAPTIONING CO. (CPC) EXTENDED SOFTWARE SUPPORT AGREEMENT”. THIS AGREEMENT IS FOUND ON THE CPC WEBSITE AT: http://www.cpcweb.com/support/supportagreement.pdf