The Ultimate Guide to Subtitles: Different Types, How They Work, and When to Use Them
However, subtitling can be a complex and nuanced media accessibility solution, especially when compared to captions.
Using the knowledge and experience of 3Play’s tenured subtitling experts, we created this eBook to help you gain a comprehensive understanding of video subtitling.
Different types of subtitles
How each subtitling type functions
Comparing individual subtitling types & how they stack up against captions
How to choose the right subtitling solution for your viewers, based on use case
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Subtitles, at their core, are a timed text accessibility and translation solution. In the context of media production, timed text files are usually intended to pair the transcription of dialogue and/or sound to media. The timing information allows the text to be synchronized to specific time codes of media.
There are a few different types of subtitles, but the primary three used across industries today are:
• Subtitles for the D/deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
• Non-subtitles for the D/deaf and hard of hearing (non-SDH)
• Forced narrative subtitles (FN)
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