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Inside Captioning

Robson, Gary D.

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ISBN 10: 0965960900 / ISBN 13: 9780965960908
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Title: Inside Captioning

Publisher: National Court Reporters Association


Book Condition:Very Good

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"Inside Captioning" is for anyone interested in closed captioning, not just the broadcasters. it contains information about all aspects of captioning, including: The Technology -- EIA-608, EIA-708, captioning equipment, timecodes, how a color TV works, European Teletext, ATV/HDTV, digital captioning (MPEG, DVD, CD-ROM, D1/D2) and a guided tour of the VBI. The History -- how Line 21 captioning came about, milestones in captioning development in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia, and the history of machine realtime and realtime captioning. The People -- including case studies of captioning news, sports, church services, city government, the U.S. Senate, the Internet, live theater, and multilingual realtime captioning. The Vocabulary -- a 20-page glossary of captioning terminology. The Laws -- The ADA, the Television Decoder Circuitry Act, the Telecommunications Reform Act, and other U.S. & Canadian laws. The Procedures -- Captioning standards and practices, and "How to" sections on getting shows captioned, hiring captioners, becoming a captioner, and starting a captioning company. And More! Bloopers, deaf culture, contact information, related technologies (e.g., CART), voice recognition, and an examination of international and multilingual captioning issues.

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Alfred Kazin once said, "The writer writes in order to teach himself, to understand himself, to satisfy himself; the publishing of his ideas, though it brings gratification, is a curious anticlimax." That quote describes how I feel about writing Inside Captioning better than anything I could have come up with. When you attempt to explain a complex subject clearly and concisely, that is when you suddenly realize how much there is to know about it. Writing this book was a phenomenal learning experience for me, and I hope it will be half as useful to you as a reader. This book is intended as an introduction and in-depth guidebook to closed captioning for anyone from the professional to the curious consumer. Broadcasters, court reporters, captioners, deaf and hard-of-hearing people, and the populace at large should all find something of use herein. I certainly hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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