DVD Studio Pro - About Subtitles and Closed Captions

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About Subtitles and Closed Captions

While this chapter describes working with subtitles, it is important to understand how
they compare to closed captions, which are also supported by DVD Studio Pro when
creating NTSC SD projects. This is especially important if you are creating DVD titles that
must comply with accessibility requirements.

There are two methods available to you to provide visual text to the viewers of your NTSC
SD-based DVD title: adding subtitles and importing closed caption files. In both cases,
text can be made to appear on the screen along with the video. However, the capabilities
of each method are different.

Note: DVD Studio Pro does not support closed captions in HD projects or PAL SD projects.