Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

closed captioning on TV

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Health & Disability » Deaf/Hard of Hearing Group Donate to DU
 
pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-10 06:17 PM
Original message
closed captioning on TV
is as wierdly surreal as my own dwindling hearing.
Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:34 PM
Response to Original message
1. I agree with you... There seem to be a lot of mistakes.
I'm not sure how they do it, type as fast as they can while someone's speaking? That could explain it, but there has to be another method that would be more accurate. :(
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 06:34 PM
Response to Reply #1
4. There's two different types of captioning these days.
The older version is using a stenography machine like they do in courts. It can get close to 99% of everything said, and after two years of court reporting school, can be very accurate as well.

The other (and cheaper) is using voice recognition software. That's what I do for my company. It's a rather intense juggling act - listening to what's being said, repeating it, adding in punctuation where necessary, and reading what's been published to correct the worst errors. Remember the line about Ginger Rogers doing everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels? Amateur. ;)

As a partially deaf person myself, I assure you that we take our job very serious and we do quality control work all of the time. And still there are mistake in live programming. But keep pointing them out and we'll keep working to make them better.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 05:05 PM
Response to Original message
2. It's made TV enjoyable again for us
I'm increasingly reluctant to go to movies because of the lack of captioning. I'd rather wait for a movie to show up on cable so that I can watch it with captioning.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 09:18 AM
Response to Original message
3. I wouldn't subscribe to Netflix



if not for closed captioning. I can even replay if I missed something in the audio or video.


Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Oct 22nd 2014, 09:20 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Health & Disability » Deaf/Hard of Hearing Group Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC