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Sil BiaCaptions - duration
by on Oct 29, 2012 at 12:02:41 pm

Hi all

I need to edit some captions on a documentary for cinema / tv distribution.
I am now wondering if there is any standard about the lenght of captions; of course every caption needs to stay on sceen the necessary time to be read, but I wonder if there is any general standard / rule that I should follow.

Any suggestion is welcome.

S.


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Mark SuszkoRe: Captions - duration
by on Oct 29, 2012 at 2:36:08 pm

My rule of thumb is to leave it up long enough to be read twice without rushing yourself.


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Rafael AmadorRe: Captions - duration
by on Oct 29, 2012 at 2:44:02 pm

As Mark said. The rule was, when possible leave them enough time to be read twice.
rafael

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Sil BiaRe: Captions - duration
by on Oct 29, 2012 at 4:28:03 pm

Thank you guys! Working on it


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Joseph OwensRe: Captions - duration
by on Oct 29, 2012 at 5:17:48 pm

If what you are talking about are actually subtitles then you may not have any choice about how long to keep them on screen -- sync is the overriding factor.

jPo

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Sil BiaRe: Captions - duration
by on Oct 29, 2012 at 5:37:58 pm

Oh no, it's about interview captions (lower thirds), whith name and title of the interviewee. I guess for that reaidng time x 2 will be fine. Thanks all!


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Shane RossRe: Captions - duration
by on Oct 29, 2012 at 6:09:55 pm

LOWER THIRDS! That's different. Typically 4-5 seconds, no less than 2. We thought you were talking about subtitles...words on the screen over what people are saying, so you can understand what they are saying if they are speaking a different language or if the audio is somehow inaudible. That rule of thumb is 2x read through.

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Rafael AmadorRe: Captions - duration
by on Oct 30, 2012 at 2:26:42 am

Yes, for Lower Thirds I do leave them 5 seconds. 6 seconds if they have fade in-fade out.
rafael

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Sil BiaRe: Captions - duration
by on Nov 1, 2012 at 10:32:03 am

Yea, I'll keep them about 7", as we have lots of infos on screen (subtitles too). Thank you all :) !


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