A Euro Debut Comes For An Automated CC Tool


The latest speech-to-text tool from ENCO is getting a big spotlight at one of the world’s biggest media technology events, set to begin in September in Amsterdam.

The enCaption4 automated closed-captioning tool will be showcased by ENCO at IBC2018.  It marks the European debut of the engine for enCaption4, which ENCO says “takes real-time accuracy to unprecedented new levels, along with workflow efficiencies that range from NDI compatibility to captioning for live and on-demand streams.”

The accuracy improvements include a dictionary database that is expanded to 29 languages— a critically important update for the European marketplace and across the globe.

Integration with popular newsroom computer systems from ENPS and Octopus is available.

ENCO President Ken Frommert notes, “We have significantly raised the bar for accuracy in live captioning environments and have surpassed the speed of professional human captioners. We’re helping our customers make an immediate on-air impact in news, sports and other programming with automated closed captioning.”

In further support of captioning needs for online video, ENCO will demonstrate its collaborative solution with StreamGuys – co-exhibiting at ENCO’s IBC stand, 8.A59 – for the automatic generation of captioning in live and on-demand streams. The workflow covers both transcriptions of new recordings, and captions for pre-recorded files that exist in the archives. Users also have the power to search the captioned content and can export the resulting captioning files (SRT or VTT), and save transcripts of any selected media content for later use.

IBC2018 takes place from September 14-18 at the RAI Exhibition and Conference Centre in Amsterdam.