ENCO Showcasing at IBC2022
- 29 August, 2022
USA: ENCO‘s demonstrations at the upcoming IBC2022 exhibition will be highlighted by the European trade show debut of enCaption5, the fifth generation of its AI-enhanced enCaption automated captioning and transcription solution. Exhibiting in stand 8.C75 at the event from September 9 to 12, the company will showcase powerful enhancements including a new, cloud-native architecture; a redesigned user interface; integrated caption editing; expanded multi-language translation capabilities; and a new open API for seamless integration.
The award-winning enCaption platform makes it fast, easy, and cost-effective for broadcasters, content producers, and AV professionals to create transcripts and add closed or open captions to both live and pre-recorded content. enCaption combines machine learning with advanced speech-to-text conversion and grammatical structure analysis to deliver exceptional accuracy with extremely low latency.
enCaption5 has been redeveloped from the ground up as a cloud-native solution to take full advantage of public cloud infrastructure, enabling exceptional scalability and flexibility while eliminating the need for on-premises capital equipment when captioning or transcribing file-based content. enCaption5 can also be deployed on-premises or in hybrid on-prem/cloud workflows for customers who need SDI signal connectivity for live captioning or who prefer an on-premises solution.
enCaption5’s automated captioning power is accessed through the software’s redesigned, web-based user interface. In addition to offering a modernized look and selectable light/dark modes to adapt to different usage environments, the intuitive new UI allows users to remotely control enCaption5 through a browser from anywhere - whether down the hall or across the country.
enCaption5’s new caption editor allows users to view and refine the results of offline or previous real-time transcriptions. Uploaded video files or recordings made during live captioning can be played back while displaying the automatically generated captions, with the current word highlighted as the video plays. Users can hover over words to see their confidence scores and edit them as needed - particularly useful for unique spellings such as uncommon names - and changes are fed back to enCaption5’s intelligent word models to improve future accuracy.
The newly enhanced enTranslate automated translation plug-in for enCaption5 lets users easily make content understandable to non-native-speaking viewers. TV broadcasters can offer subtitles and secondary or tertiary closed captions in alternative languages to expand their audiences, while universities, houses of worship, governments, and other AV users can embed translated captions in VOD content or show open-captioned subtitles on local displays during live events. New enTranslate functionality for enCaption5 includes unit conversion - such as metric to imperial measurements - with conversions automatically performed based on source and target languages. enTranslate supports over 50 languages including English, French, and Spanish.
enCaption5’s new open API enables seamless integration with media asset management systems for indexing and searching, while also allowing third-party developers to leverage the advantages of ENCO’s proven, purpose-built captioning technology within their own solutions for applications ranging from broadcasting to conversational AI. Other key new enCaption5 enhancements include intelligent numbering - which improves caption readability by representing numeric values, operators, and dates as digits and symbols rather than spelled-out words - as well as expanded security controls and flexible, usage-based pricing models for customers such as PEG stations with only occasional captioning needs.
“Captioning, subtitling, and transcription are increasingly important for broadcasters even beyond regulatory requirements,” said Ken Frommert, President of ENCO. “In addition to making content more inclusively accessible for hard-of-hearing audiences, these functions also make it accessible to non-native-language speakers and the significant percentage of viewers who watch video on their mobile devices with the sound muted. enCaption5 makes deploying and using automated captioning easier and more cost-effective than ever before, and we’re looking forward to showcasing it to IBC attendees.”