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Captioning in Post - How to Ease the Pain
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
In the light of the recent FCC regulations, captioning for post houses has become more of a pain than ever. It is something you have to do because by law, your clients, who own the copyright to the material, have to do it: It's gonna get harder... It was already enough of a challenge when you...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Why Delivery Specifications like the Digital Production Partnership Matter
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013
I am continually amazed at how, even cost conscious, companies create delivery specifications. When it's done correctly, a good delivery specification reduces costs for the business, improves interoperability, increases reliability, reduces failure rates and might even boost staff morale because...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Why is Captioning so Difficult?
Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Captioning is a really hot topic right now so I thought I’d share one of my short videos from the“Bruce’s Shorts” series of Broadcast-IT training videos for today’s blog post: Read the transcript below or clickPLAY to watch the video. And if you would like to receive the entire series of video...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
5 Things to Soothe your Captioning Headache
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2013
If integrating captions in your workflow is making you reach for the Aspirin, then here are a few tips that might alleviate the pain: 1. Follow the law At the end of 2012 the FCC passed the 21st Century Communications Act.According to the new regulation, all video content that is broadcast on...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Argh - Why can't we Standardise our XML Schemas!
Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2013
Why can't we standardise our XML schemas? It should be easy - right? After all, we've been exchanging content between facilities for decades and we write the same stuff on bits of paper regardless of who's receiving it.Don't we? We’re consistent – right?  It seems the answer is "Not really". ...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Why Captions Should be at the Heart of your Workflow?
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013
So many of you came to us to talk about captions during NAB. Based on our conversations, it's clear that captions remain a huge source of frustration and worry. Broadcast workflows are more complex than ever. Add captions to the mix, and the complexity takes on a new dimension: Now, what you don...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Captions or Subtitles: A case of "You say tomahto I say tomayto"?
Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Did you know that most of the world does not distinguishbetween the terms “captions” and “subtitles”? Except that is, in the United States and Canada, where these terms do carry different meanings: Subtitles In North America, "subtitles" are designed to help viewers who can hear but cannot un...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
"NAB 2013 - I’m all for progress, it’s change I object to"
Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Attributed to both Mark Twain and Will Rogers, it’s one of my favourite reflections on the media technology industry and particularly apt today, the second day of NAB. I’ve already had conversations over the last couple of days with engineers and technologists who are excited about the latest ga...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
How to Simplify Captioning Workflows
Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2013
As we are all painfully aware, captions are not exactly a big cash cow in our industry. But because we now live in a world where multi-platform delivery to broadcast, VoD and web streaming channels require captions and subtitles by law, we either have to pay attention or risk being fined: Don...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Bruce's Shorts Goes Live at NAB
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
If you've enjoyed our weekly broadcast IT training video shorts emails and monthly in-depth workflow webinars, or if you want to find out what Bruce's Shorts is all about, come and join us on booth SU 8505 for Bruce's Shorts Live from the show floor: Every day of the show, we will be hosting a s...
Posted by Bruce Devlin


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