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1Closed CaptioningOnline Video Clips for FCC Compliancewww.3playmedia.comtwitter: @3playmediaType questions in the window during the presentationThis presentation is being recorded and will be available for replay

Andrew SchwartzSenior R&D Engineerandrew@3playmedia.comJosh MillerVP of Business Dev.josh@3playmedia.com

Lily Bond (Moderator)Marketing Managerlily@3playmedia.comAgendaOverviewFCC & CVAA legal requirements for captioningSolutions for captioning online video clipsVideo Clip Captioner walk throughBest practices for captioning video clipsQ&A2About 3Play Media3Captioning + transcription + translationMIT spinout in 2007Based in Cambridge, MA

About 3Play Media4Captioning + transcription + translationMIT spinout in 2007Based in Cambridge, MA1,000+ customers in media & entertainment, higher ed, enterprise, government

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Products & Services5Captioning + TranscriptionSubtitlingTranscript Alignment Caption ImportVideo Clip CaptioningIntegrations + APIVideo Search Plugins

6CVAA

Overview21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility ActCovers full length Internet content that aired on TVSeries of deadlines phasing in through March, 20167CVAAOverview21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility ActCovers full length Internet content that aired on TVSeries of deadlines phasing in through March, 2016

DeadlinesMarch, 2015: captions required for archived video within 30 daysMarch, 2016: captions required for archived video within 15 days

FCC Rules for Captioning Quality8Rules for Caption QualityFebruary, 2014: FCC introduces standards for caption accuracy, synchronicity, completeness, and placement - 47 C.F.R. 79.1(j)(2) March 16, 2015: programming networks must certify to video programming distributors that their programming complies with the new rulesFCC Rules for Captioning Quality9Rules for Caption QualityFebruary, 2014: FCC introduces standards for caption accuracy, synchronicity, completeness, and placement - 47 C.F.R. 79.1(j)(2) March 16, 2015: programming networks must certify to video programming distributors that their programming complies with the new rules

Captioning Vendors Best PracticesFCC sets forth best practices for captioning vendors at 47 C.F.R. 79.1(k)(2) ( live), 79.1(k)(3) (real time), and 79.1(k)(4) (off-line)3Play Media will certify complianceFCC Standards for Caption Quality 10As set forth in FCC Rule 47 C.F.R. 79.1(j)(2)Caption accuracyMust match spoken words to fullest extent possible and include verbal information Allows some leniency for live captioningCaption synchronizationMust coincide with their spoken words and sounds to the greatest extent possibleProgram completenessCaptions must run from the beginning to the end of the programOnscreen caption placementCaptions should not block other important visual content

11FCC Extends Rules to Video ClipsJuly, 2014: FCC rules that the CVAAs captioning requirements extend to online video clipsApplies to clips that appeared on television with captionsDeadlines for compliance phase in through 2017

12FCC Deadlines for Video Clip Closed CaptionsJanuary 1, 2016: closed captions required for single excerpt clipsJanuary 1, 2017: closed captions required for montagesJuly 1, 2017: closed captions required for live and near-live clips

13How Do You Caption Your Clips?Option #1 - Re-caption all clips from scratchOption #2 - Manually edit clip captions

Option #3 Video Clip CaptionerAccurate, automated solutionInstant turnaroundFraction of the cost

Video Clip CaptioningProduce child captions automatically using an algorithm to detect the edit points from parent asset.14

How Does It Work?Break the parent and child media into shorter segmentsCreate a fingerprint for each segmentSearch parent fingerprints to find matching segments in the child

15?How Does It Work?Break the parent and child media into shorter segmentsCreate a fingerprint for each segmentSearch parent fingerprints to find matching segments in the child

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Using Video Clip CaptionerSupport user-driven and automated interfacesFTP, API integrationOptional notifications on completionOutput captions in your choice of format(s)Receive detailed report on each file17Using Video Clip Captioner18

1. With already-captioned parent fileUsing Video Clip Captioner19

Using Video Clip Captioner20

Using Video Clip Captioner21

Using Video Clip Captioner22

Using Video Clip Captioner23

2. With uncaptioned parent file

What Content Does It Work On?Straight excerptMontageNo hard limit to the number of clipsClips can be in a different order from the original contentEnglish and Spanish contentFCC complianceOther languages, mixed languageRetains caption framing and positioning information from parent captions24What Are Its Limitations?Requires accurately timed input captionsAssumes accurate source captionsCannot re-time input captions to sourceLook into our Transcript Alignment service!Cannot capture missing contentAdded transitions / SFXExtra narratives (e.g., next week, we will see )

25Best PracticesUse accurate parent captionsRecommend WebVTT, DFXP, and other run-time based formatsUse files with good audio qualityLow video quality to save bandwidth is OK.Works best on content with minimal editingStraight excerpt, mashups without additional contentAdded background music can be problematic2627Come see us at NAB! Well be doing live demos and will be happy to answer any questions.

Booth #SU10525 South Hall (Upper Level)

Schedule a meeting:www.3playmedia.com/schedule-a-meeting/

Q&A28Josh MillerVP of Business Dev.josh@3playmedia.com

Andrew SchwartzSenior R&D Engineerandrew@3playmedia.com

Lily BondMarketing Managerlily@3playmedia.comRESOURCES

Come see us at NAB!www.3playmedia.com/schedule-a-meeting/Booth SU10525 in South Hall (Upper Level)

Learn more about the Video Clip Captionerwww.3playmedia.com/services-features/tools/video-clip-captioner/

White Paper: FCC Closed Captioning Requirementsinfo.3playmedia.com/wp-fcc.html

Plans & Pricing: www.3playmedia.com/plans-pricing