Thread Subject: Re: teitac-videoCaptioning Definition
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From: geoff freed
Date: Thu, Mar 15 2007 10:25 AM
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Or a bit more broadly defined:
Captions are text displayed on screen in the same language as the
audio, and are synchronized with the multimedia. They represent not
but also non-speech elements such as sound effects or speaker
identification. In some countries, captions are known as subtitles.
On Mar 15, 2007, at 12:33 PM, Andrew Kirkpatrick wrote:
> 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
> 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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