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Captions vs subtitles - what is the difference?

By Patricia Magaz on May 12, 2022

Whether you are a content creator, event manager, meeting organiser, or busy professional, adding subtitles or closed captions to your live content and videos is a game-changer.

A recent study by UK charity Stagetext reports that four out of five young people use subtitles when they watch TV. The charity's research further suggested an average of 31% of people would go to more live events if more had captions on a screen in the venue.

Subtitling and captioning have begun to shape a new norm of how people consume videos and live content. But as soon as words start appearing on video screens, many people tend to use the terms captions and subtitles interchangeably.

Let's look at subtitles and captions in-depth: What are they, and how do they differ?

In this article, we’re going to look at the differences between subtitles, and captioning, and what their best use case is.

In this article:

1. Captioning

1.1. What is captioning?

1.2. The benefits of captions

1.3. Where captions can be used

1.4. How people access captions

1.5. Types of captions

1.6. How captions are generated

2. Subtitles

2.1. What are subtitles?

2.2. Types of subtitles

2.3. The benefits of subtitles

2.4. Where subtitles can be used

2.5 How subtitles are generated

3. The differences between captions and subtitles

4. Blurring the lines

Topics: Event & Interpretation Support Captions
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Interprefiers take the floor: April special edition

By Dora Murgu on May 11, 2022

Interprefiers Take the Floor is now available on your preferred podcast directory.

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In this special edition, Spanish interpreter and Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Marina Gaiteri, meets Remote Support team leader, Ana Brkan, in our latest episode of Interprefiers Take The Floor. We unpack the importance of language sensitivity and how to deal with event stress during multilingual conferences.


Topics: Event Management Event & Interpretation Support Conferences Project Management Multilingual Meetings Podcast
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4 common mistakes to avoid in multilingual online conferences

By Patricia Magaz on October 21, 2021

The new norm of global web conferencing has made it as easy as never before to connect with global peers and audiences. But when it comes to hosting multilingual conferences online, there are a few common rookie mistakes, that can stand in the way of your success.

Topics: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Interpreters Interpretation Technology Event & Interpretation Support Multilingual Web Conferencing
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Translation, interpretation, captions, subtitles — do you know the difference?

By Patricia Magaz on October 13, 2021

In an era of globalization, business communication is reaching across international borders, across geographic locations and time zones, and getting closer to barrier-free communication than ever.

As more events leverage digital technologies and hybrid formats, it’s increasingly easy for interested parties to participate in seminars, conferences, meetings, and the like — all in their chosen language. Ultimately ensuring multilingual communication doesn't get interrupted by language barriers.

And it’s all thanks to talents and technologies that allow for translation, interpretation (both simultaneous and consecutive), captioning, and subtitling to take place virtually and manifest locally.

Across the globe, these technologies are transforming how content is delivered and bridging communication gaps. They are enabling greater collaboration, supporting more opportunities to spread knowledge, helping people to pursue new business opportunities, and allowing us all to embrace other cultures.

It’s important to note that these processes all operate independently and are not interchangeable — so getting the most out of them means understanding how each one works and their best use-case scenarios.

In this article, we’re going to look at the differences between translation, interpretation, subtitles, and captioning, and where their best use case is.

Topics: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Event & Interpretation Support Captions
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Ideas to make your online multilingual events stand out

By Kim Ludvigsen on October 1, 2020

With more events move online, event organisers and managers of traditionally “offline” events are coming to realise that the landscape is much different.

Topics: Online Events Event & Interpretation Support
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How COVID-19 has changed the world of translation & interpretation

By Markus Aregger on August 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world irrevocably, forcing almost every industry to rapidly adopt online technology to continue operations.

And it’s no different for the translation and interpretation market.

Topics: Interpreters Event & Interpretation Support
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Guide to getting the most out of virtual conference platforms

By Kim Ludvigsen on May 13, 2020

In light of the challenges presented by COVID-19, more and more events are taking place online.

Topics: Event Management Online Events Event & Interpretation Support
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Can conferences go ahead despite the threat of the Coronavirus?

By Kim Ludvigsen on February 10, 2020

As an industry that relies upon travel and thrives on face-to-face interactions (conferences, seminars and talks), the coronavirus is a pressing concern for many event management professionals and delegates alike.

Topics: Event Management Online Events Event & Interpretation Support
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Why the cloud interpreter is the future of tech based events

By Richard Roocroft on June 25, 2018

Perhaps in no other area is this change as evident as in technology. As the global economy slipped into the most profound recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s, century-old financial institutions and industrial hegemons that harvested immeasurable power and wealth were lost into a seemingly bottomless credit sinkhole. 

Topics: Event & Interpretation Support