Thread Subject: Re: teitac-video Captioning Definition
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From: Gregg Vanderheiden
Date: Thu, Mar 15 2007 1:40 PM
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This is really quite good. Sussinct and also covers applications where the
'captions' are integrated into the information displayed.
On re-read - The last sentence might draw some 'discussion'. Maybe a small
"In some countries captions are included in the term 'subtitles'."
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
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> Captioning Definition
> 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 only speech, 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"
> > phrase.
> > Perhaps
> > 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.
> > AWK
> >> "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."
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