At CCW 2012, the team from Softel’s New York Metro office will showcase the company’s feature-rich and widely deployed Swift™ range of closed captioning, subtitling and video description solutions.
The Swift product line is optimized for next-generation file-based workflows and supports multi-platform delivery, across multi-language feeds and in a complete variety of file formats. Swift closed captioning, and ADePT video description software, allows content producers, broadcasters and network operators to quickly and efficiently comply with the latest FCC Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) mandates for content delivered over the Internet.
Swift Create is the market- leading closed caption and subtitle authoring and editing tool. In addition to efficiently creating caption files, it can also be used to quickly convert from one file format to another, making content repurposing a breeze. To increase productivity and reduce cost, Swift Create can be used with Swift ReSync™ TiGo to automate the process of timing closed captions to video as they are initially typed or spoken.
Softel Product Highlights at CCW 2012
Closed Caption and Subtitle Creation and Repurposing: Swift Create
Swift Create allows the preparation and repurposing of closed captions. The software benefits from constant investment, being upgraded to ensure quick and efficient creation and repurposing of closed captions and subtitles in every major file format used around the world. Swift Create is the most-deployed closed captioning and subtitling system globally, having been selected by every user category from freelance operators to the most prestigious multi-national broadcasters. In the USA and Canada, Swift Create is the de facto standard for creation and repurposing.
Automatic Closed Caption and Subtitle Timing: Swift ReSync – Powered by Nexidia
Swift ReSync combines the most powerful closed captioning and subtitling workstation with the most state-of-the-art audio analysis logic from Nexidia and is available in two forms. Swift ReSync TiGo automatically aligns closed captions and subtitles to speech to reduce production costs, allowing the operator to focus on text manipulation. Swift ReSync Enterprise™ is a client-server solution that automates the timing of closed captions and subtitles, allowing for batch operations. Both radically decrease the time taken to repurpose and re-sync closed captioned and subtitled content.
Closed Caption and Subtitle Encoding and Transcoding Software: Swift vTX
Swift vTX enables rapid insertion or extraction of closed captions and subtitles into/from media asset files. In turn, this enables content owners and broadcasters to repurpose content regardless of file formats while meeting the regulatory requirements wherever and however content will be used. Swift vTX easily switches between SD and HD formats to facilitate multi-platform and worldwide distribution while using a large array of files, wrappers and playout formats. It facilitates the integration of closed caption or subtitle content across a wide range of media servers and asset management solutions.
Closed Caption and Subtitle Transmission Playout Platform: Swift TX
Swift TX is a flexible and cost-effective closed caption and subtitle management and time-of-air transmission platform that reduces workflow complexity and increases reliability and productivity. Swift TX features real-time transcoding and a class-leading range of automation interfaces, along with the widest support of closed caption and subtitle file formats available. Swift TX is now available in ultra-high density form factors, catering to the most demanding transmission environment.
Audio/Video Description: Swift ADePT
Swift ADePT is based on the award winning Swift Create closed caption and subtitle preparation system and is dedicated to the creation and playout of audio description, also known as video description. It allows broadcasters to meet new regulatory requirements and increase audience reach by providing access to content for visually impaired viewers. The Swift ADePT suite offers an end-to-end approach, comprising an efficient solution for all formats of audio or video description from creation to playout.