Softel announced today that its chief sales officer, Gordon Hunter, will deliver a talk on subtitling and closed captioning for multi-platform broadcasting during the 2012 Australia Broadcasting Exhibition (ABE), taking place in Sydney between August 7 and 9 at the Manly Pacific Hotel.
This annual engineering conference of Free TV Australia provides a hands-on update for technology users from the converging worlds of broadcast and IT and, this year, will be focused on the delivery of broadcast services.
Hunter’s talk called: “Streamline the production & repurposing of subtitle and closed caption content for multiple devices by deploying file-based encoding and speech analysis technology” will explain how the latest subtitling and closed captioning tools integrate dialogue analysis technology to reduce creation and repurposing time and deliver greater profitability.
Subtitling and closed captioning is as valid for streaming and handheld video platforms as it is it for TV broadcasting. Content owners and service operators face increasing demands to create multiple versions of subtitle and closed caption files, and to encode that data into a variety of video and media wrapper file formats. New technologies such as speech analysis, and file-based subtitle and closed caption encoding, can help to streamline and cost-reduce caption repurposing, by auto-detecting video cuts and timecode offsets, and allows the ‘binding’ of subtitles and closed captions to video at an earlier point in the media workflow.
Softel is a global expert in subtitling and closed captioning and has been supporting broadcasters around the world for nearly 30 years. Softel offers the Swift™ family, a suite of end-to-end subtitling and closed captioning solutions optimized to support the latest internet platform delivery formats and designed to integrate in complex modern workflows. Thanks to tight integration with leading server, storage and MAM systems, Softel’s solutions simplify complex subtitling and closed captioning processes while delivering reduced operational cost and enhanced productivity. To speed up the creation and repurposing process, Softel offers Swift ReSync™ Powered by Nexidia, an automatic timing and re-sync functionality that integrates class-leading speech analysis technology from Nexidia.