Visual Data Announces 'YouTube Ready' Captioning Services

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Empowers Easy Captioning Of Entertainment, Education, and Enterprise Content

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(Burbank, CA)

Visual Data Media Services

- a leading provider of integrated end-to-end post production solutions and distribution for all media outlets - has unveiled new web-based 'YouTube Ready' Captioning Services. Since the launch of

YouTube(tm)

, the lack of captioned content has created a vast, untapped audience anxiously awaiting access to educational, entertainment, and business video. With the advent of Visual Data's innovative 'YouTube Ready' Captioning, Transcription, and Global Captioning Services, YouTube content can now be accessible to a wider, global audience. Visual Data has provided industry leading captioning, subtitling and translation services for feature films, broadcast television, and Video On Demand for over 15 years, in addition to offering a full range of content preparation and delivery solutions. Recognizing that there are nearly 30 million people with hearing impairments in the US alone who depend on closed captioning for access to material, and that globally less than 35% of worldwide internet users speak English, Visual Data tapped their unparalleled experience and market expertise to reach this underserved audience for their clients. Knowing the success of the new services rested on ease of use as well as technical accuracy, Visual Data unveiled an online portal that is easy for users to embrace (

www.visualdatainc.com/youtubeready

). Users simply enter the URL of their clip into the online ordering system, select the captioning service needed, receive a quoted price instantaneously, fill in an accompanying form, and submit their order. Visual Data will then create a caption file or transcription, and email it back to the content owner. Users do not need to upload content, nor do they have to speak to Visual Data staff unless they want to. The automated, high quality Captioning is available in English and Spanish and can easily be added to YouTube videos. Global Captioning is available in over 40 languages, and Transcriptions are also available for all English language videos. A 2 day turnaround is guaranteed for Captioning and Transcription. A 7 day turnaround is offered for all Global Captioning projects. John Trautman, President of Visual Data, noted, "With our extensive experience in captioning and post production, we really knew the technology and community. We were able to use that to design fast and affordable services for our clients that can help make content more accessible to the hearing impaired and global communities. And by making content more accessible, we are also offering an important boost to content searchability. By captioning content, indexing is generated, and indexed videos are easier to find on YouTube."

About Visual Data Media Services, Inc.

Visual Data earned its reputation for outstanding quality, service and dependability by providing integrated end-to-end post-production solutions for over 16 years. To meet the ever evolving needs of television, feature film, and new media clients, Visual Data focuses on the seamless repurposing and distribution of content for all media outlets; including Domestic Syndication, Network Broadcast, International Distribution, Home Video, Video-On-Demand, the Internet, and Mobile Devices. Recently Visual Data made a significant investment in the growth of its services to better serve the companies that make up its stellar roster of clients. Visual Data's veteran management team, with over 85 years of combined industry knowledge, ensures that customers will be met with a high level of service and efficient turn-around on tight deadlines. Strategically integrated services, all under one roof, allow Visual Data to fulfill complex deliveries and solve difficult problems for clients with ease. Visual Data is located at 145 West Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91502. For more information on the 'YouTube Ready' Closed Captioning services, please call 818.558.3363 or visit

www.visualdatainc.com

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