USU Caption Pricing

Utah State has coordinated with other schools in the state to negotiate discounted bulk pricing contract with a high quality, preferred caption vendor 3Play Media that is available to all departments on campus. Caption pricing is per minute (rounded up) and dependent on how quickly you need the captions done. So a same day caption job would cost more than a 10 day caption job.

3Play Media Pricing

Service Level Turnaround Time Price per Minute Price per Hour
Extended (cheapest) 10 business days $1.45 $87.00
Standard 4 business days $1.55 $93.00
Expedited 2 business days $1.95 $117.00
Rush 1 business day $2.50 $150.00
Same Day 8 hours $3.05 $183.00
Two Hour 2 hours $3.50 $210.00

More information available on the 3Play website about the turnaround service levels or their Service Level Agreement. When you order a caption job in 3Play, it will automatically display the date and time that a job will be finished by:

3Play Media order page with the turnaround levels highlighting the time when a selected turnaround time would be finished by.

Please contact us with questions or help getting started.

Additional Notes and Resources

  • Learn how to submit videos to be captioned using 3Play.
  • Where cost is an issue, we also provide instructions on editing your own YouTube captions.
  • While not guaranteed, 3Play Media often completes the caption job before the deadline. There may be a surcharge for difficult audio.
  • Additional services (caption alignment, captions for non-English languages) are also available on request.
  • We do have a lower cost, budget captioning service available, but the quality is not as good and it often requires spending time to review the completed caption file.