Thread Subject: Re: teitac-video Captioning Definition
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From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Thu, Mar 15 2007 9:40 AM
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I've added a couple of comments already, but want to add that there is
something odd about the "presented on the screen in an audio format"
Captions are synchronized text equivalents for audio information.
Captions are similar to subtitles in that they convey the content of
spoken dialogue, but also include text for non-spoken information such
as important sound effects, music, laughter, and speaker identification
and location. In some countries captions are called subtitles.
> Captions are synchronized text display(s) of information that
> is presented on the screen in an audio format. Captions
> appear as written representation of onscreen audio narration
> or spoken dialogue, Captions are similar to subtitles, but
> also convey non-dialogue auditory information that is
> important to the video, such as on- and off-screen sound
> effects, music, and laughter that are synchronized with the
> images on the screen."
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