Closed Captioning HD Video
Complete closed captioning and subtitling solution.
No additional CC hardware required. No generation loss!!!
Closed Caption all your SD and HD videos using:
- Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
- Avid Media Composer
- Matrox MXO2 in Final Cut Pro and Media Composer 6
- AJA KONA and IO HD in Final Cut Pro 7
- Blackmagic DeckLink in Final Cut Pro 7
- Tapeless file formats
and much more!
New - Auto Time Stamp
HD Enterprise (CaptionMaker & MacCaption) supports the new Auto Time Stamp add-on, which can drastically reduce the time it takes to closed caption a video.
FCPX and MacCaption
With FCP7, you can use print to tape using cards like AJA Kona, BlackMagic Decklink, and Matrox MXO2.
FCPX does not have this option. But there is a solution. See closed captioning with FCPX.
MacCaption & CaptionMaker - HD Enterprise contains every closed captioning feature CPC offers, allowing you to meet virtually any closed captioning requirement today and in the future. Its unique features include Avid HD closed captioning, XDCAM .MXF file support, DVCPRO-HD .MOV file support, and Assemble captions from FCP EDL.
- True CEA-708 (and CEA-608) Software Caption Encoder
- Supports Auto Time Stamp Add-on
- HD/SD closed captioning in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
- HD/SD closed captioning in Avid Media Composer 5.0
- HD/SD closed captioning in Final Cut Pro with Matrox MXO2, AJA KONA & Blackmagic DeckLink (MacCaption only)
- HD/SD MPEG-2 closed captioning for DTV tapeless delivery, including options for Manzanita multiplexer (sold separately) support for CableLabs & other transport stream specs, and 720x512 MPEG-2 for DG Fast Channel
- Sony XDCAM HD MXF file-based captioning (for tapeless or tape/disc workflows and Omneon server workflow)
- Caption Panasonic DVCPRO-HD .MOV files (MacCaption only)
- SD captioning using DV and NLE methods
- Import/export many standard caption/subtitle files
- Web and mobile device captioning (QT, WMP, Real, Flash, YouTube etc.)
- DVD Captioning and DVD/Blu-ray subtitling
- Assemble Captions allows you to edit previously captioned videos without losing the captions (MacCaption only)
HD Closed Captioning Workflows
Matrox and CPC have co-developed an innovative solution that allows the MacCaption HD software to encode and decode HD captions to and from any HD or SD decks using the Matrox MXO2 and HD-SDI, SDI, and/or Analog connections.
A new feature in the latest Matrox MXO2 1.4 drivers supports down-converting HD captions to SD line 21. Now you can simultaneously print your timeline to both HD with 708/608 captions and SD with line 21 captions. This also allows you to proof your 4VANC caption track on a regular TV with a CC decoder, instead of needing an expensive HD-SDI caption decoder. The MXO2 can also up/down/cross-convert any video format to any other format while maintaining the captions.
This feature works on Final Cut Pro 6 or 7, and also Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac. More about the MXO2.
MacCaption DTV and HD Enterprise software now works with the AJA KONA (3, LHi, LHe, LSe) and IO HD cards along with Final Cut Pro 7 to output 708/608HD closed captions.
MacCaption DTV and HD Enterprise software now works with the Blackmagic DeckLink (HD Extreme 3, DeckLink Studio, DeckLink Studio 2, DeckLink SDI and DeckLink Optical Fiber) cards along with Final Cut Pro 7 to output HD 708/608 closed captions.
You can also caption with your Blackmagic card with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 on Windows or Mac. More about the Blackmagic workflow for Final Cut Pro.
MacCaption and CaptionMaker ties into Manzanita's multiplexing software (sold separately) to generate 708/608 closed captions in CableLabs-compliant HD MPEG-2 transport streams (requires Manzanita software to be installed separately) for tapeless delivery to networks and VOD.
MacCaption and CaptionMaker (including the demo versions) can also decode/retrieve both 708 and 608 captions from MPEG-2 transport streams, including ATSC broadcast streams. You can verify that your stream is compliant with FCC regulations and that the 708 captions are encoded properly.
Users without Manzanita software can add captions to generic MPEG2 Elementary and Program streams. The MPEG2 can be SD or HD. Captions can be formatted in any one of the following styles: ATSC DTV 608/708, DVD, CCube/LSI DVx 608 Linear or CCube/LSI DVx 608 Temporal. SCTE20-style 608 captions can also be decoded. More about Manzanita workflow.
Closed captions can be added to DVCPRO-HD .mov (QuickTime) files using MacCaption-HD Enterprise. The files can be used on Omneon servers, or for tape output you can use MacCaption-HD Enterprise to print the captioned video via Firewire to a compatible VTR such as a Panasonic AJ-HD1400. For HD-SDI output to tape workflows, please see the Matrox MXO2, AJA, or Blackmagic workflows.
SONY XDCAM HD
MacCaption and CaptionMaker can encode and decode closed captions from Sony XDCAM MXF files (1080i and 720p) which came from a Sony XDCAM HD deck, Avid, or Final Cut Pro via the Sony XDCAM Transfer tool. Click the link above to see a sample MXF file with captions. To output to an XDCAM HD deck via HD-SDI, please see the Matrox MXO2, AJA, or Blackmagic workflows.
MacCaption HD can export a closed caption encoded DVCPRO-HD file or XDCAM MXF file for playback to the Omneon Server. More about the Omneon workflow.
Proofing your 708 captions
Please read our Monitoring HD Closed Captions white paper, describing some of the issues of monitoring HD closed captions.
Note that HDMI and component connections do NOT carry closed captioning data. (DTV compatible TVs can only receive caption data as metadata in the DTV MPEG-2 transport stream, or as line 21 on the analog SD inputs.) The only high definition baseband interface which carries closed captioning data is HD-SDI.
You can use MacCaption or QuickTime Player to proof your HD captions on your Mac. MacCaption can preview your 708 captions (including Asian language and other Unicode characters supported in 708) on your computer monitor in sync with a video file.
The Matrox MXO2 also down-converts your HD timeline to SD with line 21 captions in real time, so you can preview your 4VANC captions track on any regular TV with a CC decoder. If you can see the down-converted captions, then your 4VANC 708/608 caption track is working properly.
If you do not have a Matrox MXO2, or if you MUST proof 708 captions on an external monitor, then you need an HD-SDI device with a 708 captions decoder. HD-SDI 708 closed captions can be displayed using a Sony Luma monitor with the optional BKM-244CC closed caption decoder (note: not compatible with 708 roll-up or paint-on captions), or converted into open captions using an Evertz 7760CCM-HD decoder card, or verified using the Tektronix Video Test waveform monitors. There are other devices capable of decoding 708 captions as well. However, we have yet to find an HD-SDI 708 captions decoder which properly supports Asian language and other Unicode characters.