SGrecast Preps New Audio Transcription Features


ARCATA, CALIF. — If you use the SGrecast live stream repurposing, rebroadcasting and podcast management system or have contemplated adding it to your broadcast station, now may be the time to make a plan of action. New audio transcription features will make their European debut at IBC2018, and Humboldt County-based StreamGuys is making a big promo push for the update.

The streaming solutions pioneer’s SGrecast will have new capabilities powered by the enCaption4 cloud-based, automated captioning technology from ENCO.

The SaaS-based SGrecast offers broadcasters a comprehensive platform for recording live streams and transforming them into side channels and podcasts. The new enhancements enable users to automatically generate transcriptions of new or existing recordings, and to caption pre-recorded, archived files for web and mobile streaming. The resulting captions can be exported as SRT, WebVTT or JSON files, while complete transcripts can be saved for later use.

SGrecast’s new transcription abilities bring benefits to both content producers and their audiences. The cloud-based solution’s search functionality can leverage the transcripts and captions to help operators find exactly the content they need in seconds.

Individual speakers can also be identified and labelled to enhance subsequent searching. Content providers can publish feature-rich media players with captions, bolstering accessibility for hearing-impaired viewers while also supporting multilingual applications.

In addition to the SGrecast platform, StreamGuys offers podcast hosting, dynamic advertising insertion and a cloud-based delivery infrastructure that together form an end-to-end podcasting system spanning content creation through distribution.

“The new automated transcription capabilities continue SGrecast’s hallmarks of enabling customers to unlock the full potential of their podcast content while minimizing manual effort and costs,” said Martinez. “ENCO’s enCaption4 engine ensures that transcripts and captions are created with exceptional speed and accuracy, and combines with the robust content management and search features of SGrecast to help customers find and repurpose content with captions faster and more easily than ever before.”

StreamGuys multi-format encoding services help broadcasters deliver ENCO-driven program content to web, mobile and OTT devices, while SGrecast lets operators easily convert live streams into podcasts and launch new streams within ENCO’s DAD (radio), MOM (TV) or Visual Radio systems.

StreamGuys will co-exhibit with ENCO in stand 8.A59 at the show, taking place September 14-18 in Amsterdam.