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CCSL Authoring

Create Combined Continuity, Dialogue, and Spotting Lists in less time

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Dialogue & Spotting Lists

Save hours creating CCSL files using Closed Caption Creator

Easily generate CCSL files using our custom exporter to create fully formatted CCSLs in DocX and CSV formats. 

In the world of film and television, a CCSL (Combined Continuity, Dialogue, and Spotting List) is a crucial document used in post-production. It's essentially a shot-by-shot breakdown of the final video, combining three key elements:

  1. Continuity: This provides a detailed description of the visual action in each shot, including camera angles, movements, sets, characters, props, and any on-screen text or graphics. Think of it as a descriptive script for the visuals.
  2. Dialogue: This includes the complete spoken dialogue from the film or show, transcribed accurately and attributed to each character with timestamps (timecodes).
  3. Spotting List: This goes beyond just dialogue and identifies other audio elements that need attention in post-production, such as sound effects, music cues, and silence sections. It also specifies timings for each element.

It serves as a single source of truth: With all the visuals, dialogue, and audio information in one place, everyone involved in post-production, from editors to music supervisors, can access and reference the same document.

It streamlines post-production: Having a clear breakdown of each shot and its elements helps the team work efficiently and ensure consistency throughout the final product.

It facilitates deliverables: CCSLs are often required by distributors and broadcasters as part of the delivery package for a film or show.

Overall, a CCSL is a powerful tool that plays a vital role in bringing a film or TV show to life in the editing room and beyond.

Closed Caption Creator makes it easy to create CCSL files by allowing users to export multiple Event Groups at one time. This allows teams to organize their work into separate Event Groups to easily focus on one task at a time. Write you shot descriptions, without having to worry about the dialogue elements. Transcribe dialogue without worrying about shot changes. 

CCSL files can be exported in multiple formats, including Microsoft Word documents (.docx), Excel (.xlsx), and CSV.

  • Auto Detect Shot Changes
  • Speaker Identification and Insertion
  • Custom Export option for CCSL
  • Available for both web and desktop
  • Export Microsoft Word (.docx), Excel (.xlsx), and CSV files
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Shot Change Detection

Automatically detect shot changes

Closed Caption Creator is able to automatically detect shot changes and generate marker lists that can be used in your project for describing shot changes.

This allows users to unlock new workflows, like the ability to navigate a project by shot change instead of using the transport controls.

Agencies and media teams can benefit by using one application for transcription, closed captioning,  audio descriptions, and CCSLs. Making each part of the workflow more valuable to the next.

No more switching between different programs to create CCSLs. Do it all with Closed Caption Creator. 

Multi-Track View

View shot changes, dialogue, and descriptions on one timeline

The timeline view allows users to view shot change markers,  and Events from two different Event Groups at the same time. 

This unlocks new workflows, by allowing users to focus on one task, while still seeing work from other ongoing tasks.

Imagine being able to start writing shot descriptions, while at the same time, a member of your team transcribes the dialogue. With Closed Caption Creator, you can.

CCSL Export

Export professional CCSL documents

Closed Caption Creator has a dedicated CCSL export option that allows users to select the Event Groups, template, and file format they wish to export.

Spend less time worrying about how to format columns and rows in Microsoft Word, and focus on writing the perfect shot description.

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