Captioning Video Movies & Television Programs

We are all aware that captioning video movies and television programs is intended for people who cannot hear audio or may have difficulty in comprehending the spoken language. The transcripts are an important component for adding captions to multimedia content. The production controllers determine the specifications and formats of the transcripts required, it may or may not be in a verbatim format.

There was a time when captions were embedded to video movies and television programs manually to each and every sequence, but now different software programs enable adding captions in one swift operation, the only criterion is that the transcript format and the templates are unique to the software that is used, each captioning software will thus require a different transcript format.

The transcription service providers should have the ability to document the transcripts in XML (Extensible Markup Language) apart from standard formats such as.txt,.doc,.xls, and.HTML. The Captioning and Sub-titling services are required for Broadcast Captions, DVD Subtitles, Web Video Captioning, Podcast Captioning, Video Sharing, Lecture Capture Captioning.

While Google Video and You Tube allow free caption adding facilities to video clippings, other video sharing websites like Metacafe, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Rever, Veoh etc do not have this feature, so if video clippings have to feature on these websites a transcript will be a basic requirement by the captioning service providing company.

The standard input formats for videos or movies needed by captioning companies are.FLV,.MOV,.MP4, M4A, M4B, M4V, MP3,.RA,.RM,.WAV,.WMA,.WMV. The output file formats that support captioning include.CLEAN.TXT, TXT,.ID, other formats that are web specific include.ADB.XML, CPT.XML, .SRT, .RIT.CAP.XML, .CPT.XML, .RIT.CAP.XML, .RIT.XML,. These are only a few file extensions amongst many other formats that captioning companies offer.

Free Movie Clips

Free movie clips are those clips that are available free of cost over the Internet. These clips can be downloaded from the website, which offers them without any charge. Free movie clips are generally released to popularize upcoming movies by providing the audience a sneak preview of the main attractions in the feature film, be it its special effect or its music. Releasing a movie clip over the Internet has become a useful marketing strategy for studios.

Free movie clips are released both in video and audio format. The main platforms targeted for free video clips include computers and laptops, which can be used to directly download these clips from the Internet and which already have pre-installed programs to view them. The other viewing platforms that can be used to view movie clips include cellular phones and portable video players, most of which do not have the capacity to download these clips directly.

In case of free audio clips, the main platforms that can be used to play these are cell phones and other music devices such as MP3 players and iPods. A simple method of downloading free audio and video movie clips to devices that cannot download them directly is to first download the clip on your computer and then transfer it to the device, using a data cable or any other transfer method such as blue-tooth or infra red transfer.

Before downloading free movie clips, it is advisable to confirm whether the website offering them is legitimate. This is important, since downloading movies or movie clips from an illegal or unauthorized website is a crime under the federal law.

As a part of their marketing efforts, most studios create a unique website for each movie that they release. Short clips of the movie are usually available for download on these websites.

Tribute Video Software Helps Bereaved Hold On To Life’s Special Moments

Creating videos has become a part of our lives. Marking special occasions, as well as everyday life events, these home videos capture life’s special moments.

A tribute video, a memorial to one who has passed on, is a fitting way to utilize these special moments caught on tape. When intertwined with other professionally created tribute video clips, photos of the loved one who has passed, sentimental sayings, captions and appropriate music – a DVD tribute video becomes a special memorial keepsake.

Your funeral director can assemble a DVD tribute video for you to share with others, memorializing the one you loved. With funeral software designed especially to create tribute DVD’s, the funeral professional can put together a moving homage to a life. Unlike like any other movie, a DVD video tribute captures the heart and soul of a loved one.

Tribute video software allows a funeral professional to scan in photos, upload videos and music, and enter text. Families can choose a theme that represents a professional or occupation, a hobby, a pastime or a passion. The theme ties together all of the media has been lovingly chosen.

The top-of-the-line funeral software even features movie-like, professionally produced introductions and endings, in a variety of themes, that add impressive, polished starts and finishes to memorial DVDs. Such funeral software allows the funeral director to add a photo that blends into the atmosphere of the movie clip, creating a truly personal tribute.

Imagine, for example that you want to illustrate a man’s love of classic cars. Choosing a tribute video movie clip that depicts a drive along a beautiful stretch of highway, and insert a photo of him at his smiling best captures his spirit. Or perhaps we’re celebrating the life of a young child. By choosing a clip of teddy bears and showers of flowers, with a photos of her in her prettiest dress at a birthday party and images of other special occasions will imprint the essence of that young life.

A DVD tribute video helps families preserve and remember special occasions like weddings, baptisms, birthdays, and anniversaries. A combination of video clips and still photographs will truly personalize a tribute video capturing even the ordinary moments that make up our lives: toddlers frolicking in an inflatable pool, a dad bathing a reluctant dog, a child taking his first solo bike ride.

With all the movies and pictures we take, we create a record of an entire life. When that life ends we can look back at it through these DVD tribute videos and remember, smile, laugh and shed some tears.

Given our culture’s love of cinema, professional or homegrown, a final and lasting tribute in the form of a very personal movie is truly a memorial that will have an impact on all who view it.