Are professional subtitle providers still relevant when sites like YouTube offer automated subtitle generators for uploaded videos? Absolutely, I say.
Though used primarily for personal and viral clips, the percentage of non-recreational videos on YouTube, such as news streaming and corporate communications, is steadily on the rise. Subtitles add a lot of valueto these videos, and one feature of YouTube that seems to have caught on is the option to have the site automatically generate subtitles or captions for you. At first glance, the feature is convenient, cost-effective (usually free) and fast.