What is a descriptive video service?

What is a descriptive video service?

Descriptive video is a form of audio-visual translation used primarily by blind and visually impaired consumers of television and film. Television and movies use descriptive video when they employ a Secondary Audio Program (SAP), when the images and actions on screen are described during natural pauses in the dialogue.

What is audio description in a movie theater?

To use audio description at the movies, an individual wears a headset and listens to an audio description track that contains narration of the visual elements of the movie that is synchronized with the movie. Movie studios create the audio description tracks and provide them to AMC and other theaters.

What does AMC mean by digital?

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What is the purpose of audio description?

Description of visual information is called audio description, video description, or described video in different areas. Description provides content to people who are blind and others who cannot see the video adequately.

Why is my TV narrating shows spectrum?

If you have accidentally turned on a selection labelled as SAP, Secondary Audio Program, Described Video, Descriptive Video, Audio Description, or something similar, you’ll hear DV on the programs that feature it. To stop it, turn the feature off and/or select standard audio or stereo in your audio settings.

How do I turn off audio description on my Samsung TV?

Go to Menu > Sound or Sound Mode > Broadcast option and select Audio Language. If Audio Description is enabled on your Samsung TV, you’ll notice that English AD (Audio Description) is selected. Change to “English” only to turn off Audio Description.

What is assistive listening devices in movie theaters?

Assistive listening device (ALD) systems

  • FM systems use radio frequencies to transmit amplified sound through a special receiver customers can borrow for the duration of the film.
  • Infared Light systems transmit sound to a special receiver, which can be adjusted to the desired volume.

What’s the difference between digital and IMAX?

Not only are the IMAX Digital screens much smaller in size, but also a much lower resolution. The most appalling thing about the practice is that the Digital IMAX theatres are simply marked as “IMAX,” drawing no distinction to the traditional 15/70mm IMAX theater.

What does AMC Prime mean?

Prime is an already-existing premium offering found at some AMC theatres featuring “power reclining seats with seat transducers” in addition to the best sound/projection they can install. To top it off, they’re partnering with Dolby to make it better, and it’s expanding to four locations this summer.

How does audio description work at AMC Theatres?

AMC is pleased to offer audio description services to help its blind and low-vision guests enjoy the movies. Audio description, sometimes called descriptive narration, provides guests with a verbal narration of key visual aspects of movies through a wireless receiver and headphones. Many movies that play at AMC Theatres are audio-described.

When to use Descriptive Video in a movie?

Descriptive video is a form of audio-visual translation used primarily by blind and visually impaired consumers of television and film. Television and movies use descriptive video when they employ a Secondary Audio Program (SAP), when the images and actions on screen are described during natural pauses in the dialogue.

Who are the producers of Descriptive Video service?

The Descriptive Video Service (DVS) is a major United States producer of video description, which makes visual media, such as television programs, feature films and home videos, more accessible to people who are blind or otherwise visually impaired.

What do you need to know about AMC +?

What Is AMC+? AMC+ is a streaming service launched in June 2020 by AMC Networks. It’s described as a “premium streaming bundle,” containing “the best of AMC,” along with programming from several AMC-owned networks and services. These include AMC itself, as well as “the complete collections” of Shudder, Sundance Now, and IFC Films Unlimited.

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