Definitions for "Captions"
Captions are text transcripts that are synchronized with other audio or visual tracks. Captions convey information about spoken words and non-spoken sounds such as sound effects. They benefit people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, and anyone who cannot hear the audio (e.g., Someone in a noisy environment). Captions are generally rendered graphically above, below, or superimposed over video. Captions can be closed or open. Closed captions are encoded or invisible and must be decoded or made visible. Open captions can't be turned off.
Text-based information that replicates what is spoken in video clips. There are two types of captions: open captions (captions which are permanently onscreen) closed captions (captions which may be turned on and off).
Multimedia captions are used to make video or audio/sound clips included in Web sites accessible. Depending on the video player being used (some of the more popular players are RealNetworks G2, Microsoft Windows Media Player or Apple's QuickTime), multimedia captions can appear differently - either over the video as captions appear on television programs, or in a black box positioned just underneath or on top of the video.
Special awards given for the best score in a particular category. Not all competitions give out caption awards. The most common ones given are: Percussion, Auxiliary, and Drum Major, although sometimes they are given for brass and woodwinds.
A brief explanation of a picture or drawing, usually next to or underneath the picture or drawing
Written words added to a picture or film which describe what is being said and the important sound effects.