New to subtitling / closed captions and looking for advise
Thread poster: New@Captions

May 31, 2015


I'm interested in learning about subtitling and/or closed captioning but have no clue where to start. This forum seems like the good place to askicon_smile.gif

Objective: doing quality control of subtitles and/or closed captions for videos

My background:
- Canadian, english spoken/written
- years of experience in software testing {QA) and some video editing

I'm reading up on it but books about this are scarce, especailly closed captioning. This was a very interesting read:

How would be a good way to start? (besides downloading free subtitling apps? I've tinkered with CaptionMaker a bit)

- book suggestions?
- taking a subtitling/media course?
- subtitling short videos on freelance? (not just yet)

Would this eventually lead to QA'ing captions?


jbjb  Identity Verified
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competition Jun 2, 2015

The job is becoming more and more automated and western hemisphere countries will probably be left with jobs related to live captioning and respeaking. I would suggest taking a course on the automated aspects of captioning, especially respeaking (or whatever it might be replaced with), because that seems to be the future. Even the qualilty control of Indian/Philippines-made captions will probably be made as automatic as possible.


Bernhard Sulzer  Identity Verified
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More info available Jun 2, 2015

Additional info is available in the forums. Use the search function.
Here's a sample:, for example: how to become a subtitler

[Edited at 2015-06-02 16:01 GMT]


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