Capital Captions provide professional closed captioning and subtitling services for e-learning and online courses. We offer closed captioning and subtitling at competitive prices, with fast turnarounds. We take a tailor made approach to captioning and aim to caption videos with a writing style and text format that is in-keeping with the video content. Adding subtitles to educational videos can vastly improve the accessibility and effectiveness of online learning material, so choosing the right subtitling company to take on your project is crucial.
Why Use Subtitles for E-Learning
In today’s world, users share information instantaneously at the click of a button. In addition, the growing popularity of social media and video services has led the way for the explosion of a whole new industry: e-learning. When it comes to subtitling online courses and e-learning videos, there are a number of benefits:
E-learning subtitles ensure educational videos are accessible for all audiences, including the deaf and hearing impaired
- Foreign Speakers
Subtitles can be translated and as a result, learning material can be circulated to foreign audiences
- Information Retention
Information is better retained by the human brain when it is received via multiple streams: e.g., when a video uses audio and visual effects as well as subtitles.
- Search Engine Optimisation
Including closed captioning with your e-learning videos allows search engines to index the text included in your videos, which is great for your SEO and Google ranking.
- Downloadable Content and Transcripts
Finally, subtitle and caption file transcripts can be included as downloadable documents which can be used as extra revision and reference material for students.
Educational and E-Learning Subtitle Formats
Using professional conversion software, along with highly experienced, qualified subtitlers, we are able to provide e-learning subtitles in a variety of different formats. Nowadays, a lot of distance learning material is published online where .SRT and .WebVTT subtitles are typically used, but for videos which are broadcast, we are able to provide captions in STL, SMI, and other broadcast formats. See below for more subtitling format information:
- SRT: Basic format suitable for web use (including YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and many websites). Because of the basic coding of SRT files, changes in formatting, styling and placement can only be made by burning the subtitles using professional video editing software.
- WebVTT: Effectively an evolution of SRT. WebVTT features a lot of the same simplicity as SRT, but enables formatting, styling and positional changes in its coding. It is also compatible with HTML5 websites.
- EBU-STL: Most well known UK and US broadcast format. Features full functionality in terms of positioning, formatting, styling, etc. Requires broadcast software in order to display correctly and is unsuitable for web use.
- XXML / DFXP / EBU-TT: The new age advancement to EBU-STL, broadcasters are slowly moving over to using this format (which is given any of these three names). Full functionality of EBU-STL is present in this style, but the subtitle / closed caption file can still be viewed within a normal text editor on a PC or Mac. Also, these formats are compatible for both broadcast and online which is invaluable to many videomakers.
- SMI / SAMI: The subtitling format used with Windows Media Player.
Video Transcription and Subtitling Services for E-Learning Disciplines
At Capital Captions, we only hire the most highly experienced and qualified transcriptionists and subtitlers. However, in addition to being skilled writers, typists and formatters, our subtitlers are assigned sub-specialisms. In summary, working within any given industry or discipline, ensures the highest levels of accuracy and consistency in the writing and subtitling process.
- Medical transcription and subtitling
- Financial transcription and subtitling
- Legal transcription and subtitling
- Media transcription and subtitling
- Scientific transcription and subtitling
- Foreign transcription and subtitling
- And more…
Urgent Subtitling Services for E-Learning
The academic world is constantly changing. Because we understand time is of the essence, we are proud to offer subtitling services with turnaround times as low as six hours (depending upon capacity).
- Budget: One Week
- Standard: 48 hours
- Expedited: 24 hours
- Urgent: 6 hours