enCaption received the 2020 InfoComm Best of Show Award. The awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. Learn more about the winning solution below.
Greatly reduce overall costs by automating your open and closed captioning workflows with enCaption by ENCO. enCaption is a turn-key solution, available on-premise or in the cloud, for providing around-the-clock generation of captioning of live or recorded programming. The latest version includes a powerful video delay feature that enables lip-sync grade caption synchronization, native caption embedding, as well as updates to its punctuation and speaker separation abilities.
enCaption’s latest enhancement helps customers overcome an industry-wide challenge in the captioning of live programming. While captions could be aligned with corresponding speech during post production of file-based content, the nature of live captioning has inherently precluded such precise synchronization. Speech-to-text processing of a word or phrase cannot begin until after it has been spoken, and taking the context of surrounding words into account for greater transcription accuracy adds to this latency. enCaption’s newest capability shatters this limitation, effectively synchronizing the live captions with the spoken words. Already highly regarded for minimizing the latency between speech and its resultant captions, enCaption can now delay the associated video and audio by a user-configurable duration to provide lip-sync-like alignment. Two to four seconds of video delay is generally sufficient to provide the desired temporal precision, but by setting a longer delay, customers can choose to expand the audio analysis window to further enhance enCaption’s renowned speech-to-text accuracy.
enCaption can embed CEA-608/708 captions natively into your transmission signal (or drive 3rd party encoders), and also generates real-time transcripts, making that content accessible on your website or smartphone app, for those with hearing difficulties, or for viewers to simply follow along quietly. enCaption can automatically learn correct spellings of unusual words from lists and scripts and does not require the creation of speech pattern profiles for every person speaking.
Other revolutionary features include multi-speaker distinction, which can distinguish between multiple people speaking based on separate microphone feeds or audio channels, as well as being able to detect changes between speakers within a single mixed feed. Additional AI-driven enhancements improve the captioning of punctuation and capitalization, among other challenging scenarios.
enCaption continues to be a gamechanger for broadcasters, live presenters and A/V professionals that crave more efficient and affordable captioning workflows. The patented solution continues to deliver industry-leading speed, accuracy and cost-savings for open and closed captioning. The on-premise or cloud-based solution can provide captions at a moment’s notice, without the challenge of finding a live captioner, and do so at a much lower cost. enCaption has proven to be not only a technically reliable solution for live automated captioning, but also a smart business decision for the user from a long-term cost-savings perspective.