Live Closed Captioning

Many people use captions to enjoy TV programs, but few understand how the captions are made. The closed captioning process isn’t automated. Captions are created by highly skilled and trained people.

The most difficult captioning work is for live programming, like news and sports, as the captions have to be created at the same time as the broadcast. This video details how live captioners generate accurate and timely captions under pressure.

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