SCC files are a type of closed captioning file. They are commonly used in North America and Europe for broadcast television. While the format is not as widely used as other captioning formats, such as .srt or .vtt, it is still popular among broadcasters. So, what exactly is an SCC file? And how do you create one? we’ll focus on that and much more in this article.
What is an SCC File?
An SCC file is a timecode file used by professional video editing software and it is frequently used as a sidecar file in popular video editing and production applications, including Adobe’s (Encore, Captivate, Flash, and Premiere Pro), Microsoft Visual SourceSafe, and other television broadcast applications.
This file type is quite simple from a technological point of view and it contains data, that includes things like the start and end timecodes of each caption and the text of what is being said. That allows the software to synchronize video and audio frames.
The Secret Behind Them
SCC files have a few things going for them that make them stand out from other captioning formats. First, they are often used in high-end applications and productions. This means that they are more likely to be of a higher quality than other captioning formats.
Second, the SCC file is usually smaller in size than other captioning formats. This can be important when working with large video files.
Third, SCC files are more compatible with a variety of software applications than other captioning formats.
Forth, they are now more popular than ever and many sites and tools support them which makes it very comfortable to caption in this format.
How Do You Create an SCC File?
Creating an SCC file is relatively simple. All you need is a text editor and the proper timecode format for your project. Follow the steps below to create your own SCC file:
- Open a text editor such as Notepad or TextEdit.
- Create a new document.
- Enter your timecode information in the format hh:mm:ss:ff, where “hh” is hours, “mm” is minutes, “ss” is seconds, and “ff” is frames.
For example, 00:00:15:00 would be 15 seconds into the video.
- Save your file with the extension. scc.
- You can now open your SCC file in any video editing or production software that supports the format.
Another way to create an SCC file is by using transcription software.
1. Upload your video content to the software
You may go and select “Get Started.” Then there are a few choices: you can upload a video file, paste a video URL, or use the Vimeo captioning or YouTube integration from the program.
2. Choose any other captioning choices that you’d like
You can select faster delivery (“Rush” captions), and you have the choice to purchase foreign subtitles. Foreign subtitles are translations of your captions in other languages. You can also order additional caption file types for free, as there are many different types of captioning files, including SRT files, VTT files, and TXT closed captioning transcript text files.
3. Your caption files will be sent to you via email
Depending on the length of your video, most of the software will send it over within 12-24 hours.
Can You Convert SCC Files?
Yes, you can convert SCC files to other captioning formats using a variety of online tools and software applications. Some popular conversion tools include Caption Converter and Aegisub.
When converting your SCC file, you will need to select the output format that you want. Some popular output formats include SRT, VTT, and TXT.
Once you have selected your output format, you can then choose to download your file or save it online.
SCC files are a popular captioning format that is used by many professional video editing applications. They are simple to create and can be converted to other captioning formats using a variety of online tools and software applications. If you’re looking for an easy way to create high-quality captions for your video content, then SCC files are a great option to consider.