Closed Captions & Subtitles
Boost the chances of your video being found and understood.
Accurate Video Captioning & Subtitles
In the digital world, video is king. But even the most expertly made video won't live up to its true potential without Closed Captions and Subtitles. Fortunately, these are among our many transcription services you can trust.
We're here to make creating and applying Captions & Subtitles easy and fully secure.
If you're looking to capture the spoken word in your video, our service provides a transcript as an SRT file containing all the information you need.
The benefits of Closed Captions & Subtitles
Content creators and video production companies that use Closed Captions & Subtitles benefit in a number of ways.
More than 80% of mobile video is watched without sound in today's fast-paced environment where listening to videos is not always an option. Video content also becomes more accessible for audiences who are Deaf or hard of hearing. What's more, captions and subtitles allow users to select their preferences.
Watching with the sound switched on is not always pertinent, so making Subtitles and Closed Captions available becomes vital.
Say hello to better SEO
Did you know that the text in Subtitles and Closed Captions can be crawled and indexed by search engines?
Adding these features to your video can improve your Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and increase your online visibility.
Key use cases
Closed Captions and Subtitles lend themselves to a variety of use cases, including:
TV & Film
Improve accessibility with Captions & Subtitles
We offer a captions/subtitling service that provides a transcript in an SRT format ready for your post-production editing.
For broadcast-quality captions and subtitles, Vitac, a Verbit company, can support you.
Social Platforms and Influencers
We can create SRT (Subrip) Files for YouTube transcription, Facebook videos, Vimeo and a range of other platforms.
Creators and social influencers can grow their audience and improve the accessibility and discoverability of their content with captions and subtitles from Verbit Go.
Captions & Subtitles Service
Using a combination of skilled transcribers and automated time alignment to bring you the accessibility and SEO benefits of subtitles and captioning at a great price. Human transcription of your video delivers greater quality & accuracy than can be achieved with Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) generated content alone.
Perfect for YouTube, Vimeo, Brightcove etc.
How it works
It's quick and easy to take advantage of our complete set of transcription services.
Choose your service
Select your transcription options, turnaround time and whether you'd like to pay as you go or complete our simple account form and place your order.
We do our thing
Our project team will assign one of our highly skilled UK-based transcribers to complete the highest-quality transcript in the timeframe you selected.
Receive your transcripts
You will receive a secure link to download your on-time, accurate transcripts in the format you require.
Why choose Verbit?
We appreciate that you have a choice of subtitling services. But we're confident that once you've tried our service, you'll never look back. Here's why...
We're as fast as you need us to be
It's easy and fast to get your transcribed captions from us. We offer 12 hour, 24 hour, 48 hour and 7-day turnarounds. What's more, with our REST API you can access any of our transcription services from within your own systems or on your mobile devices.
High levels of accuracy
Inaccuracy can be damaging to your subtitles and captions. We have the skills and experience to consistently perform at a 99%+ accuracy level.
Your data is safe with us
Our portal is fully secure and held to the most rigorous Data Protection standards. We are bound by UK Data Protection Laws and fully GDPR compliant. We are fully ISO accredited with ISO 27001 & 9001 certificates.
While you can always get in touch with us to ask any questions about our services, we've answered some of your most frequently asked questions below.
Captions are used to display the dialogue of video content on the screen. In some cases, additional audio information, such as sound effects or musical cues, is also included.
Closed captions are only visible once they have been activated by the viewer. Open captions are burned in or embedded in the video and are visible to all viewers.
A key benefit of captions is that they help to make your content accessible for individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Captions can be added to pre-recorded content and used for live content and events.
- Captions help non-native speakers to understand the content and practice their language skills.
- Captions have been shown to boost engagement and help content reach wider audiences.
- Captions are also beneficial for those who choose to watch the content with the sound off or at a low volume.
- Video transcripts are a good reference resource and can be used for creating translations, facilitating search through improved SEO and repurposing content.
Accurate captions help to make your content more accessible, improve reach and represent best practices for video content.
For web content, the International Web Accessibility Initiative outlines caption requirements to support people with a range of disabilities. In some cases, such as television, captions are required by law, as outlined by the FCC.
Automated captioning software and services are available, but they will usually struggle to deliver the necessary accuracy levels required, especially to support accessibility. Background noise or music, variations in volume and unclear speech can further impact the accuracy levels reached by automated services.
YouTube Studio uses an automated speech-to-text tool to generate subtitles. Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) achieves best-case accuracy of 85%, with most falling significantly short of this. The lack of accuracy can diminish the impact of your message.
However, we can provide you with a raw transcript, which YouTube can convert into an SRT file by running its own alignment process if you prefer.
Our skilled team carries out our transcription service. We know that only the personal touch is capable of giving you the accuracy you need. The automated component applies only to how the transcript is matched to the action on screen.
We have flexible turnarounds to suit your needs and budget, including 12-hour, 24-hour, 48-hour and 7-day options available.
Our delivery times for closed captions and subtitles are 100% guaranteed, so you'll never need to worry about missed deadlines.
Not what you need? Try out our other services:
Minutes from Audio
Audio & Video Files
Alongside our range of transcription services, we can also offer minutes to capture the key discussion points, decisions and actions of your important meetings. Read more about our Minutes from Audio Service here.