Well, as predicted in an earlier post, the recent FCC rule about closed captioning online video has prompted YouTube to expand their capabilities for captioning to now include positioning, italics and color information.
You can read Ken Harrenstien’s announcement on the YouTube Blog by clicking here and then see a quick demo on one of our videos below. Make sure you click the red CC button and choose “English – with positioning” in order to see the new features. Keep in mind that this is new for them; we’ve noticed that the italics don’t always work, and all the color settings can be overridden by individual user preferences.
It’s a trivial matter for us to re-export your previous projects with positioning info, so don’t hesitate to call us if you’d like to be one of the first to take advantage of this exciting new development!