View Full Version : Closed Captioning Live?

06-16-2014, 07:43 AM
Does anyone do closed captioning during live broadcasts? If yes, how do you do it?

Telestream wrote an article about, "Closed Captioning: History and New Laws. (http://telestreamblog.telestream.net/2014/06/closed-captioning-history-new-laws/)"

06-16-2014, 05:19 PM
I'm surprised that Google hangouts haven't lead the way on this matter, especially with their (some times faulty) YouTube tech laying about.

BBC created a video explaining more information about closed captions or subtitles (here in the UK), through their slight cheesy BBC Careers videos on YouTube - which actually surprised me how they produce theirs:

Hope this helps

06-16-2014, 05:27 PM
Amazing video. Thanks.

06-16-2014, 05:35 PM
You're welcome - doesn't help much on your quest though.

As part of Pixelated Projects, I'm too looking for this answer - to make content WAY more accessible. But for some reason, there doesn't seem to be a simple answer.

06-16-2014, 05:52 PM
I know what you mean. If I find something, I will let you know. If you find something, please let me know.

I kind of wish a variation of this could be used to do live subtitles for live productions:

06-16-2014, 06:04 PM
In the US, the government could mandate closed captioning for Internet broadcasters, like they've done for television. I don't know how captioning would work for a live show, but I can sure see its value for recorded podcasts. Sure, it would be a pain, but being deaf is not a walk in the park, either.

06-17-2014, 04:28 AM
Live transcription will be the driving force behind closed captioning. I think we will see more and more podcasters start transcribing their entire podcasts

06-17-2014, 10:58 AM
Live transcription is probably very expensive. It's a lot more involved than for VOD which doesn't need to be done in real time.
Real time speech to text isn't very accurate at all. You'd need to pay a human to listen at source, type as fast as someone speaks, embed that into the live stream. I seriously doubt live CC will be mandated for most "small time" live streamers.

06-22-2014, 09:48 AM
this seems like such a great idea!