Closed Captioned DVD's or Blu-ray
There are many reason people want closed captioned DVD's or Blu-rays, including accessibility. Captioning can be embedded in your disc as either closed captioning, or as open captioning, or always on captioning. This option works great for displays, or for persons who English is their second language. Through the years we have even found smaller startup networks that took DVDs and their broadcast format. We offer the option of sending you the caption file, and you embed it in your disc while mastering it yourself, or we can master your disc for you with our comprehensive editing system.
SDH or Subtitles for the Deaf
SDH or Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing are great option for any DVD or Blu-ray project. They carry the versatility of font changes offered with subtitles that aren't available with closed captioning, along with the sound effects displayed in closed captioning, as opposed to just subtitles. This type of subtitling is inclusive in the fact that you are including the deaf and hard of hearing into being able to enjoy all of the aspects of the video, including the dog barking in the background of the video. We offer both subtitle files and complete disc burning services.
Just Subtitles or ESL Subtitles
Subtitles make it possible to read the audio portion of the video as you watch it. This type of subtitles are also referred to as English as a Second Language Subtitles. This option is great for displays in museums, expos, waiting rooms, and other places where the sound might not be heard. When subtitles are not available you cannot reach your full potential of viewers. We offer this service as file based, or we can burn your disc in our state of the art production facility.
Captions vs SDH Subtitles
Both Closed Captioning and SDH Subtitles are great because the deaf and hard of hearing community are included in the viewership of your video. There are some great advantages to subtitles over closed captioning on DVDs and Blu-ray discs. One advantage is the flexibility to change the font size and color. Another advantage is that they are easier to read on the screen without the captioning block surrounding the text. Another advantage is that same portable DVD or Blu-ray players do not have a closed caption option for playback, but they do have a subtitle option available.
DVD or Digital Video Disc
DVDs are a digital optical disc storage format developed in 1995. They can store any kind of digital data and is widely used for software, and other computer files, as well as a means of watching a video through a DVD player. DVDs used for video are ROMs, because the video can be read, but cannot be written on or erased. A DVD video is a consumer digital format that can be watched over and over again, or used to archive your videos.
Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc (BD)
Blu-ray is a digital optical disc much like the DVD, but it was designed to supersede the DVD format, and is capable of storing high-definition videos such as 720p and 1080p or ultra high-definition video resolutions of 2160p. It is the same size and thickness of a DVD, but is capable of much larger video formats than the DVDs maxim resolution of 720p. The term Blu-ray comes from the blue laser that is used to read the disc, which allows information to be stored at a greater density, giving it the capabilities of displaying high definition videos.