VITAC’s realtime captioning solution includes over 150 of the best captioners in the business, all employees, supported by a team of engineers, schedulers, and production coordinators.

When you choose VITAC, you can be assured that you’ll not only receive the highest quality live captions that can be created, but also unmatched customer and technical support.

Realtime Captioning for TV

VITAC is the largest provider of captioning for nationally broadcast programming in the country, with exclusive agreements for over 50 networks.

VITAC has developed custom solutions, many exclusive to our industry.  Specialized solutions not found in traditional caption companies include:

  • Video via IP: We not only download video via satellite, we also feed video via IP to remote captioners across the country, with almost no delay.  This allows captioners to see their captions and on-screen graphics, resulting in better quality.  Our local news stations feed us video in the same manner.
  • Multiple connections: Captioners can send captions to endless encoders.
  • Seamless switching: Our customers never lose captions when we switch captioners.
  • IP Captioning: VITAC was the first captioning company to offer tailor-made, secure Internet Protocol (IP) captioning solutions using the latest in endpoint equipment and encryption schemas. We have worked closely for many years with many encoder manufacturers to fine-tune captioning interfaces for both serial/POTS and IP. We have also worked at length with serial server developers to design specific protocols that work in the world of captioning.
  • Breaking News Coverage: Our production coordinators are ready to field your calls, day or night, when emergency news or weather cut-ins must be scheduled for captioning. We have never missed a special report.
  • Extensive Research: VITAC’s dedicated research team helps captioners prepare for events, providing lyrics, rosters, and advanced terminology for complicated programming.

Realtime Captioning for Web/IP

Are you streaming video live to the web?  Let VITAC make it accessible.  Our realtime English and Spanish captioners have captioned everything from UStream to YouTube, LiveStream to Kaltura.   If it’s online video, we know how to caption it.

For programming delivered via IP simultaneously with TV broadcasts, we will send a “PiggyBack” feed to your player, formatted to suit any player.

Are you going to archive your video after you’ve streamed it?  We can create an instant or clean transcript, delivering a timed text file to play alongside your on-demand video.

VITAC also captions live meetings and conference calls, with or without video.   We offer custom solutions for multiple online meeting, web conferencing, and video conferencing applications, ensuring full participation by all attendees.

Contact us to find out which of our solutions is best for your live captioning needs.