Captions vs Subtitles

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chris Bardon, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. Chris Bardon

    Chris Bardon Cinematographer

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    Simple question here-I've seen a lot of people complaining about "english subtitles" as opposed to "english captions". Just wondering what the difference between the two is-thought they were the same thing.
     
  2. Graeme Clark

    Graeme Clark Cinematographer

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    Closed Captions are more like what you'd get off a TV show and a formatted differently and include more information. They're usually in a black box and will try to indicate who is speaking, will include sound effects like "Door Creaking" and music. It's much more suitable for someone who is deaf or hard of hearing.
    Subtitles are usually just dialog and best for someone who can hear everything and easily identify who is speaking. Mosre suitable for a translation purpose than for the deaf.
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