Thread Subject: Re: teitac-video Captioning Definition
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From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Thu, Mar 15 2007 12:40 PM
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Can you explain your thinking behind this? It seems that there are
times where there is important content that appears at the bottom of the
video display screen so it is important for the captions to not overlap
this content. Similarly, the important video content in the program may
require captions moving up above the bottom third in order to ensure
that the caption and the video are not conflicting with each other.
It seems that what you are concerned with (and rightly so) is caption
quality. Captions shouldn't be covering important content is one
specific requirement that might be possible to introduce somewhere in
the standards, but limiting captions to only appear in the bottom third
will result in issues for users.
> We need to include that they should appear in the lower third
> of the screen.
> On Mar 15, 2007, at 11:12 AM, Jasionowski, Tony wrote:
> > AV Subcommittee,
> > As we discussed yesterday, since "captioning" significantly impacts
> > our AV subcommittee I pulled this "Captioning" definition from the
> > Subpart A subcommittee for our review and comments rather
> than draft
> > our own
> > definition:
> > "Captioning
> > 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."
> > Tony Jasionowski
> > Panasonic