FCC Caption Quality Best Practices: Quick Update-Offline Captioning, Near-Live Programming Posted on: 01/30/2015 4:35 pm under FCC fccquickupdate-offline ... In preparation for the new FCC Caption Quality Requirements effective March 16, 2015, we will be continuing our series, “FCC Caption Quality Rules Explained” very soon. VITAC is hearing from many producers struggling to meet the new FCC Caption Quality requirement for pre-recorded programming. Any show that is pre-recorded should have pre-recorded captions done by our offline department, not by our realtime department. A number of stations and networks are requiring any video recorded more than 48 hours from the air time to be captioned offline. We’re accommodating these requests by expanding staff, increasing bandwidth, and offering quick turnaround for both the caption file preparation and encoding and delivery of MPG2/MXF files. Stand by or contact us for more details.