Introducing VITAC’s “VITALK” Video Series

by: David Titmus

As the largest provider of closed captioning in the United States, we often get questions about the services we provide, how captions work, and the ease in which captions can be added to all content, just to name a few. To better help caption consumers and clients understand our wide … Read More

Doing Captions Right: Captioning Standards and Best Practices for Television

by: David Titmus

As the largest captioning company in the United States, we often get questions from clients and consumers regarding the basic rules, requirements, and regulations that govern captions. VITAC has worked with caption clients, viewers, and advocates for more than 30 years, and though not all video must be captioned by … Read More

Video: How to Upload Caption Files to YouTube and Facebook

by: David Titmus

There are more than 3 billion people using social media, with YouTube and Facebook among the most popular platforms. And today’s social media landscape is becoming a “video first” world, where video, whether it be online tutorials, news clips, or cats playing the piano, is at the heart of everything. … Read More

VIDEO: How Reliable is ASR-Generated Live Captioning?

by: Brittany Wanger

VITAC’s Chief Marketing Officer John Capobianco explains just how reliable automatic speech recognition (ASR) captions really are.

How to Make Social Media Videos More Accessible to Friends, Family, and Followers

by: David Titmus

There are more than 3 billion people using social media, with some estimates showing that 11 new people use social networking sites for the first time every second. And video, which has fast become the king of online content, plays a huge role in social media and in the lives … Read More

Video: How Realtime Captions Work

by: David Titmus

Television is fast. In an effort to keep the viewer’s attention, programs quickly cut from scene to scene, commentator to commentator, and person to person, with dialogue flying a mile a minute. It’s a wonder that anyone is able to keep up and understand everything that’s being said. Now imagine … Read More

VITAC a Platinum Sponsor of Streaming Media West 2018

by: David Titmus

VITAC CMO John Capobianco Among the Conference’s Featured Speakers Captions continue to expand well beyond traditional television, reaching new audiences every day via screens, tablets, and smartphones. With an hour of video uploaded to YouTube every second, and 85 percent of Facebook video viewed without sound, companies have taken notice … Read More

VITAC Integrations – Where Technology Meets Captioning

by: David Titmus

No matter how you look at it, online video continues to grow and shows no signs of slowing down. Video is projected to account for more than 80 percent of all web traffic by 2019, and live Internet video is expected to make up 13 percent of web traffic by 2021. YouTube … Read More

Millennials + Captioned Videos = Success

by: VITAC

Millennials (18 to 35 years of age) are quickly becoming the primary population group in the United States. And, with a presence of about 83.1 million individuals in the marketplace, their consumer behavior is undeniably powerful. Millennials Prefer to View Online Content Silently According to a Harvard study, 83 percent … Read More

The Benefits of Captioning Digital Video

by: David Titmus

The Internet is the new frontier for closed captioning. Audiences of all ages continue to turn to the Internet and their mobile devices as more high-quality video content becomes available. This change in viewing habits is especially true among millennials, and digital video producers and advertisers have taken notice by … Read More