December 31, 2009
Everybody suppose know that SDH stand for Subtitle for Deaf and Hard of Hearing appear on DVD which was first believe be introduce from Universal Studio. They’re no longer using Closed Caption (CC). It labels to let you know that it show the sound/effect and who is spoken. While Subtitle only mean for translate to other language to learn, not specs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
However, on film I recently watch called District 9. I find different thing about SDH. That DVD movie is from TriStar Picture, own by Sony Entertainment, does support SDH. But don’t let the menus or display confuse you when you saw the subtitle. For brief time, I can see it’s similar from I saw first one on Blu-Ray movie. That’s how it got me think of that. But surprise, it’s not only Blu-Ray but also on DVD.
Their SDH make you think it’s CC but it’s actual SDH during the block with black background like CC. Only, different that’s it block on certainly area that I could complain. And it’s pretty bigger font that I could read-able which excellent for people with low visual. I assure it’s good thing. Suppose, its new format in market from Sony Entertainment this time and after.
Here is the screenshot that give example on what it look like.
Select ENGLISH and it appear in yellow font without block background.
Select ENGLISH SDH, it appears in alike classic CC style with bigger font. It also let you aware on who person speak.