Captioning for YouTube


As one of the preeminent sites on the Internet to watch videos, YouTube has become an important destination for companies, organizations, and individuals with an interest in online video.  Going forward, more and more of the videos on YouTube will feature the option to view captions for those who prefer or require an alternative to standard audio.

Broadway Video Digital Media produces broadcast caliber captioning that is timed, checked for accuracy and quality, and delivered back to you on-time and on-budget.  We can provide end-to-end captioning service, delivering a new, captioned master in a tape format, or we can deliver a timed caption file that can be added to an existing YouTube video.

Our captioning service for YouTube in the English language features one to two day turnaround times, and is available for $85, plus $8/minute over 10 minutes.  This service will yield a timed caption file that you can upload later to your existing YouTube video. If you only need an un-timed transcript file, the cost is $50, plus $4/minute over 10 minutes.

The process to submit your video for captioning could not be easier.

If you have your video in a tape format, contact our Customer Service team to arrange for delivery of your tape.

If you have your video in an electronic format, contact our Customer Service team, and we will give you appropriate instructions to submit your file electronically based on its size.

If your video is already on YouTube, log in to your YouTube account, select the video you want captioned, and click “Download mp4.”  Once you’ve downloaded your video, contact our Customer Service team, and we will give you appropriate instructions to submit your file electronically based on its size.

Our Customer Service team can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 212-333-0555.

To add newly created captions to your existing YouTube video, log in to your YouTube account, select the appropriate video, select “Captions,” click “Add a caption track,” click “Browse” to select the file that you received from us, choose your file type (Caption File or Transcript file, as appropriate), and then select “Upload File.” For more information on adding and editing captions for your videos, please see this YouTube Help article .

Whether you are a major corporation looking to open your videos to the widest audience possible or an independent producer who simply wants professional-quality captions, contact us today to discover why our personalized service and outstanding caption quality make us the premier choice for caption creation. We offer captioning in English, Spanish, French, other romance languages, Russian, Hebrew, and virtually any other spoken language.

We welcome your feedback on our captions, so don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]