Automation, Transcoding, Delivery, and Compliance

Customers who need to deliver video content to TV or Internet can use Vantage and Timed Text Flip to transcode captions and subtitles with their media within a single workflow. This type of automation can help a variety of organizations meet government mandates in a file-based workflow.

Existing Vantage Users

Vantage 7.0 includes a trial version of Timed Text Flip ready for testing. There is no need to install any third party software.

Add closed captioning and subtitling to existing automated workflows with a native Vantage service. Meet government accessibility mandates with proven Vantage reliability.

Fix timing problems

Caption and subtitle data may not match the start time or frame rate of your video media. With Timed Text Flip, the timing of the input file can be adjusted to match an exact start time or frame rate. This ensures timed text is kept in sync with your media when delivering to the Internet. Timed Text Flip's includes a new feature with Vantage 7.0 called "Nearest Hour to Zero" that can automatically set the starting time of all incoming input caption and subtitle files to match source media or OTT start time.

Migrate to the new IMSC 1.0 Timed Text standard

Many broadcasters are looking for the next generation captioning and subtitling file format. IMSC 1.0 is at the top of the list for IMF and OTT delivery. Timed Text Flip will migrate your existing caption files to IMSC 1.0 in one simple workflow.

Powerful Subtitling Engine

Convert closed captions and timed text files into subtitle overlay graphics up to 4K and Ultra HD with custom fonts, background color, and opacity for foreign language content. Includes support for Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Cyrillic, Chinese, Japanese and other Unicode characters. Version 7.0 adds support for Ruby Japanese horizontal and vertical formatting from input Lambda .CAP subtitle files.

Teletext OP-47 and OP-42 Support

Timed Text Flip can read and write Teletext subtitle data—including MXF files. Users can extract both OP-47 and OP-42 Teletext from input media and convert to subtitle overlay or OTT caption files. Easily add Teletext to your existing MXF workflow. Convert CEA-608 and CEA-708 caption data to Teletext.

DVB Subtitle Support

Timed Text Flip can generate DVB Subtitles with custom font style from a variety of subtitle and caption text formats. Up to 16 languages per transport stream is possible with Timed Text Flip in VOD workflows. DVB Subtitles can be inserted without transcoding to existing .TS files very quickly. Media that contains closed captioning data can be converted to DVB Subtitling.

Easy to use input and output parameters

No longer a "dark art", Timed Text Flip has an easy to use UI that takes the guess work out of converting caption and subtitle data to file formats useful for your workflow.

API to submit files for processing

As part of Vantage, the Timed Text Flip caption and subtitle engine can be driven via REST API. Users can submit caption and subtitle files, monitor job progress, select custom workflows, and receive metrics via the Vantage API.

Timed Text Flip Vantage Module

Automate your most common caption / subtitle challenges within your file-based video workflow.


Vantage Timed Text Flip provides caption/subtitle re-purposing integrated with video transcode workflows.

Provides the most common transformation workflows:

Technical Notes

Supports Unicode Fonts and Extended Character Sets

Input Components

  • PAC
  • Lambda CAP (Japanese Subtitle with Ruby formatting)
  • 890 Subtitle format
  • EBU-STL
  • MCC
  • Media (MXF, MOV, MP4, TS, and MPEG-2)
  • SCC
  • SRT
  • TTML
  • WebVTT

Output Components

  • MCC
  • Same as Source (MXF, MOV, MP4, TS, and MPEG-2)
  • SCC
  • SRT
  • Subtitle Overlay
  • TTML - including IMSC 1.0, SMPTE 2052, and iTunes .iTT
  • WebVTT
  • EBU-STL
  • DVB Subtitles
  • Teletext OP-47 MXF
  • Teletext OP-42 VBI Overlay

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