Re: [Videolib] closed captioning on videos

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Wed, 26 May 2004 14:17:55 -0400

I am really out of the loop on this but for a well made DVD I am sure
it would cost a lot more than $500 to add CC. We are also kind of an "in
between" company in terms of product, libraries & universities are important
but they are still only a small portion of our market.
I really do sympathize but as a practical matter it is too late to
CC the American Film Theatre titles or Daughters of the Dust etc and if
you can't buy it because it does not have CC , there is nothing we can do
about it. As I said MOST of our films being foreign or silent HAVE
titles so I assume it is understood that CC is a non issue for those.

I know that there is some grant money out there for educational films
to have CC added but that would not work for a company like ours so
unfortunately there just may be some titles that you can't purchase.

Just to play Devil's advocate, does your library not purchase a book
if it is not also available in braille ?

-- 
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018
jrosner@kino.com
212-629-6880

> From: Jill Baker <jibaker@sdccd.cc.ca.us> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 10:34:18 -0700 > To: "'videolib@library.berkeley.edu'" <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: RE: [Videolib] closed captioning on videos > > Jessica, > What about passing the cost on to the customer? If it costs $500 for you to > caption a video, then raise the price by $2 or $3 or even $10 per video and > recoup it that way. I would gladly pay extra to get a captioned video. I > think that others would be willing to do this too. I know it would be an > added burden for the distributors, but more and more of us are being > required to purchase only captioned videos, and your consumer pool will be > shrinking. > Thanks, > Jill Baker > AV Librarian > San Diego Mesa College > > -----Original Message----- > From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu > [mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Jessica Rosner > Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 8:58 AM > To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Subject: Re: [Videolib] closed captioning on videos > > Well speaking as a small distributor we don't have the money either > Probably 75% of our stuff has sub-titles or intertitles so they don't NEED > to be closed captioned. Still for things like the American Film theatre > titles or other English language films we do have, we don't have the > budget or time to do this. I am sympathetic to the reasons for needing > CC material but there is no way small companies who might sell only > a few hundred or even a few thousand copies can afford to do it. > > I do give permission if anyone wants to add captions to our titles > BUT we don't have a dialogue script for most of them > > Jessica > -- > Jessica Rosner > Kino International > 333 W 39th St. 503 > NY NY 10018 > jrosner@kino.com > 212-629-6880 > >> From: Jill Baker <jibaker@sdccd.cc.ca.us> >> Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu >> Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 08:30:08 -0700 >> To: "'videolib@library.berkeley.edu'" <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> >> Subject: RE: [Videolib] closed captioning on videos >> >> California Community Colleges are under direction from the Chancellor's >> Office to purchase only closed caption videos in order to be in compliance >> with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Therefore, we > must >> purchase only closed captioned videos, or agree to have them captioned out >> of local funds before they are added to the collection at our site. It is >> very hard on the faculty, as they want to purchase videos to augment their >> teaching, and most educational titles are not captioned. Therefore, they >> have to come up with the money to caption, which runs about $6/minute. I > am >> hoping that soon all videos will come with closed captioning, but I think >> that the big institutions will need to take the same stand that the >> California Community Colleges have taken in order to encourage the >> distributors to do this. It has essentially eliminated about 75% of what > we >> would like to buy, because we don't have the money to caption it. I am >> interested in seeing what others have to say on this. >> Thanks, >> Jill Baker >> AV Librarian >> San Diego Mesa College >> >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu >> [mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Herbert, Rue >> Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 6:53 AM >> To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu >> Subject: [Videolib] closed captioning on videos >> >> I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has a statement in their video >> collection development policy that addresses in any way the purchse of >> videos with closed captioning. While we always try to purchase the cc >> version (if there is a choice), in some cases titles from smaller, >> independent distributors don't always provide captioning. I've > occasionally >> been surprised at receiving a non-captioned video from large, well known >> distributors. I've been asked to include something in my updated policy, >> and want to be as pro-active as possible while remaining balanced > regarding >> the various campus needs and requirements. >> >> Also, has anyone had experience with the OCmaker from ClosedCaption Maker? >> This product provides a method for producing open captions for VHS tapes, >> and indicates being particularly appropriate for existing Library VHS >> collections. >> >> Thank you in advance for any input you might have. >> >> Rue >> >> Rue M. 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