Our Television Broadcast Engineer Patrick Mahon just returned from the summer games in Tokyo where he served as a transport signal quality control engineer at the technical operations center (TOC) at Odaiba Marine Park from July 9 to August 7, 2021. This Tokyo venue hosted various competitive sporting events, including aquatics marathon swimming, and triathlon.
Whether it’s broadcast television or video streamed over the top, viewers are familiar with closed captioning on their screens. This is because the FCC mandates on-screen captions to make the audio portions of over-the-air TV broadcasts accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing.
By offering live local radio captioning, WAMU is broadening its market reach by making its programming accessible to the deaf or hard of hearing, including those associated with Gallaudet University—a world-renowned Washington, DC-based university that serves deaf and hard of hearing students.
Inspired by broadcast television, ClipFire goes a step further, making it possible for a single operator or lean crew to produce and stream professional-looking videos for all kinds of presentations, including online lectures by universities, religious services by churches, and training by corporations.
ClipFire users can drag and drop media files from the library onto the GUI screen for production or playout using familiar Explorer file lists and ingest media into the library manually or via unmanned DropBox Watch folders. Users can tell ClipFire how to handle newly ingested assets, including assigning file names, categorizing them, and adding metadata for searching.
As a TV Channel-in-a-Box, ClipFire from ENCO offers a wide range of capabilities essential for live video production, multichannel playout, and streaming, all integrated within this compact, Windows-driven appliance. ClipFire enables users to produce live or pre-recorded videos enhanced by graphics, animations, rolls, crawls, lower third supers, and more while streaming to multiple destinations simultaneously.
Presenting information, such as breaking news, with near real-time captions created and translated into one of many foreign languages would make the content more accessible to non-English speaking viewers—provided it can be done cost-effectively.