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  • We can  place your captions/subtitles either on the top or bottom of the video display as needed to avoid obstructing any graphics.  This option is available when embedding captions to video.

  • USA Studios can format captions according to your preference using different font styles and colors.  This will enable your video to stand out from the social media clutter and be more likely to attract viewer attention. This option is available when embedding captions to video.

  • Depending on what social media platform you are using, you may be required to have your captions permanently embedded (burned or encoded) onto your video.  After transcribing and captioning your video(s), USA Studios can either save or embed the captions onto a SubRip (.SRT) file based on your deliverables.

  • It is important to understand the different types of captions/subtitles that exist.

  • Open Captions

    Open captions are permanently encoded or embedded to your video, which means that they will always be visible when your video plays on

  • Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or anyother platform you are using.  These captions do not describe non-verbal video footage.

  • Closed Captions

  • Closed captions are not permanently embedded and are only visible when turned ON by the user.  These captions include descriptions of non-verbal footage such as the name of a song that is playing or special sounds and actions that are visibly taking place on screen.  

  •   If you need information about captions specifically for the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing, please visit this page on our website

  • https://www.usastudios.tv/closed-captioning-styles.html

Our Process

Whatever industry you are in, USA Studios is able to meet your needs. With affordable rates and high quality processes, we place customer satisfaction at the heart of everything we do.

SOCIAL MEDIA REQUIREMENTS

The basic steps involved in publishing captioned videos on social media are: 1) Get your video professionally transcribed and the captions saved and/or encoded in the supported file type.  2)  Upon receiving the file, follow the upload instructions outlined by the social media platform being used. Generally, you must upload your video first, followed by the file containing the captions.

Facebook

The file format supported for for uploading captions on Facebook is SRT.  In order to successfully upload on this platform, your filename must follow the format: filename.[two-letter language code] [two-letter country code].SRT.  So when you receive your SRT file from us, please do not be alarmed by the lengthy name, as that is the required format for Facebook.

For step by step instructions on uploading your captions via Facebook, click here:

Instagram

The preferred format for uploading captions on Instagram is MP4.  In addition, the length of each video should not exceed 60 seconds per video.  Since Instagram does not currently allow users to add closed captions, all captions must be encoded or "burned" into the video before it can be posted on Instagram.

For step by step instructions on uploading your captions via Instagram, click here:

Twitter

SRT is the file format supported for uploading captioned videos to Twitter.

The captioned videos can be viewed via the web, iOS and Android.  Twitter will also continue to support CEA-style captions.  For step-by-step instructions on uploading your captions via Twitter, click here:

LinkedIn

SRT is the file format supported for uploading captioned videos to LinkedIn.  Unlike some of the other platforms, LinkedIn does not require captions to be encoded.  For step-by-step instructions on uploading captioned video content via LinkedIn, click here:

YouTube

YouTube supports many file formats for published videos including:  SRT, SBV or SUB, MPsub, LRC, CAP, SAMI, RT, VTT, TTML, WebVTT, DFXP

For step by step instructions on uploading your captions via YouTube, click here:

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