Is there a new kind of automatic captioning system on TV? ?

The other night I was watching Perry Mason and the captions kept including "XXXX" in the middle of words. I finally realized it was censoring "bad" words that it found in the middle of other words, like "CRXXXLY" for "crassly". How annoying. And this is for a show that was censored at the script level decades ago.

1 Answer

  • EddieJ
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Shows contract with various captioning organizations.  Usually, the organization is shown as the last caption, and at the top of the screen, when the credits are rolling.

    One or more of these organizations may be using software that does that.  

    I haven't actually seen that happening.  I don't watch old reruns.

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