Closed Captioning
Closed Captioning

Closed Captioning starting at $6.00 per program minute!

We have been providing Closed Captioning services for over 20 years for episodic TV programming, TV commercials and feature films. In the past year alone we have completed over 500 TV programs and countless commercials. We can execute portions of the process or everything from receiving the source video file to trafficking the final program files directly to broadcasters on your behalf. For seamless, high quality closed captioning, count on Indelible!

What is Closed Captioning?

Closed captions are a text version of the spoken part of a television, movie, or computer presentation. Closed captioning was developed to aid hearing-impaired people, but it's useful for a variety of situations. Closed Captions can be displayed and read when audio can't be heard, either because of a noisy environment, such as an airport or bar, or because of an environment that must be kept quiet, such as a hospital.


Captions can be enabled on any viewing device including televisions and hand-held devices. The majority of captioning is completed after a program is produced and before it airs. This is called STATIC Captioning.

Most programs are captioned in advance of transmission, but the nature of some programs, such as live news broadcasts, requires real time captioning. For real time captioning, a stenographer listens to the broadcast and types a shorthand version into a program that converts the shorthand into captions and adds that data to the television signal. This is called LIVE Captioning.

Indelible Static Closed Captioning Services Include:
  • Transcribing following Association of Broadcasters guidelines
  • Time stamping and positioning Closed Caption file for video file
  • Embedding Closed Captions into the video file
  • Delivering in your desired format
  • Exporting SCC file for customer to embed
  • Digital file transfer
  • Output to tape
  • Episodic versioning so one program can be tailored to each broadcaster
  • Time stamped text file of Closed Captions for easier language translation
Indelible Can Coordinate Live Captioning Services

If you are looking for live program captioning, talk to us. We can coordinate your project with experts who can deliver what you need and when you need it.

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