Reference: Supported Captions Formats - AWS Elemental Server

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Reference: Supported Captions Formats

The following lists show supported input and output captions types. The table at the end of this topic provides definitions for each of these captions types.

Note

Support for an input format and support for an output format doesn't mean that AWS Elemental Server supports conversion from a particular input format to a particular output format. For that information, see the Reference tab of the documentation on the web interface of your appliance. To go to the documentation, choose the Support tab at the top of the interface.

Supported Input Caption Formats

  • Ancillary data

  • ARIB

  • DVB-Sub

  • Embedded

  • Embedded+SCTE-20

  • SCC

  • SCTE-20

  • SCTE-27

  • SMI

  • SRT

  • STL

Supported Output Caption Formats

  • Ancillary+Embedded

  • ARIB

  • Burn-in

  • CFF-TT

  • DVB-Sub

  • Embedded

  • Embedded+SCTE-20

  • RTMP CaptionInfo

  • RTMP CuePoint

  • SCC

  • SCTE-20+Embedded

  • SMI

  • SRT

  • Teletext

  • TTML

  • WebVTT

Caption Format Descriptions

Caption

Description

Ancillary data

From MXF input, data that is compliant with “SMPTE 291M: Ancillary Data Package and Space Formatting” and is contained in ancillary data.

From QuickTime® input or for QuickTime output, data that is compliant with EIA-608 (also known as CEA-608) or CEA-708 (also known as EIA-708) and is contained in ancillary data.

Ancillary+Embedded

For QuickTime output only, the output combines captions in ancillary data and embedded captions. The ancillary captions are compliant with EIA-608 (also known as CEA-608) or CEA-708 (also known as EIA-708). The embedded captions are described below.

ARIB

Captions that are compliant with the ARIB STD-B37 Version 2.4

Burn-in

It is technically impossible for the encoder to read burn-in captions. Therefore, from an input viewpoint, they cannot be considered to be captions.

Burn-in captions are captions that are converted into text and then overlaid on top of the picture directly in the video stream.

CFF-TT

Captions for Ultraviolet output.

DVB-Sub

Captions that are compliant with ETSI EN 300 743.

Embedded

Captions that are compliant with the EIA-608 standard (also known as CEA-608 or SMPTE-259M or “line 21 captions”) or the CEA-708 standard (also known as EIA-708).

Embedded+SCTE-20

Captions that have both embedded and SCTE-20 in the video. The embedded captions are inserted before the SCTE-20 captions.

RTMP CaptionInfo

Captions that are compliant with the Adobe onCaptionInfo format.

RTMP CuePoint  

Captions that are in the cuePoint format.

SCC

Captions that are in the Scenarist format, file extension .scc.

SCTE-20

Captions that are compliant with the standard “SCTE 20 2012 Methods for Carriage of CEA-608 Closed Captions and Non-Real Time Sampled Video.”

SCTE-20+Embedded

Captions that are compliant with SCTE-43. The SCTE-20 captions are inserted in the video before the Embedded captions.

SCTE-27

Captions that are compliant with the standard “SCTE-27 (2011), Subtitling Methods for Broadcast Cable.”

SMI

Captions in the Microsoft SAMI format.

SRT

Captions in the SRT format.

STL

Captions in the EBU STL format. Spruce STL format is not supported.

Teletext

From TS input: Captions in the EBU Teletext format.

From MXF file input: Captions in the EBU Teletext format.

For output: Captions in the EBU Teletext format.

TTML

Caption files that are compliant with the standard “Timed Text Markup Language 1 (TTML1) (Second Edition).”

WebVTT

Captions that are compliant with “webvtt: The Web Video Text Tracks Format” as defined by the W3C organization.