CPC, the leader in file based closed captioning software, announced new support for the ultraviolet internet video format. The release of the new MacCaption software will now help make ultraviolet videos accessible for the millions of deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers who rely on closed captioning when viewing videos on the internet.
The release was made public at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention in Las Vegas.
CPC’s MacCaption software offers seamless integration with ultraviolet formats, the latest development in digital viewing technology. It converts broadcast TV captioning text and other captioning files to the SMPTE 2052 timed text format required for ultraviolet digital video delivery.
It also preserves the text positioning and formatting of broadcast TV captions. This ensures that the caption text doesn't block any important information on the screen. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals will get the same experience with online ultraviolet closed captions as they do with traditional DVD-Video closed captioning.
“An increasing number of viewers are watching feature films and TV shows online with the new ultraviolet technology,” shares Giovanni Galvez, CPC Technical Developer. “We are proud to offer software that quickly captions videos for ultraviolet, so that deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals can also have access to them.”
Ultraviolet is the on-line video distribution system supported by most major Hollywood studios, including FOX, Paramount, Warner Brothers, NBC-Universal and Sony. It is becoming an increasingly adopted web video format. Ultraviolet takes another major step forward towards mainstream adoption Monday when over 3,500 Walmart stores begin a Disc-To-Digital video service.
To learn more about CPC and its closed captioning support for ultraviolet formats, please visit http://www.cpcweb.com/.