At a time when the broadcast and professional A/V industries are migrating to an IP-based infrastructure, ENCO has decided to join the pack. The company’s enCaption4 automated captioning platform is now integrated with the global NDI community, allowing users to have the option of using closed or open captions on live video.
The enCaption4 tool uses real-time speech-to-text technology and can be used as an on-premise or cloud-based operating system.
“For the first time, broadcasters, content producers and commercial AV facilities with an NDI infrastructure can add an automated captioning solution into their workflows,” ENCO says. “Once connected, enCaption4 can automatically generate captions through its NDI input stream, and output an NDI signal with captions keyed directly on top of the video stream. This capability simplifies the captioning workflow by eliminating the need for specialized encoding hardware.”
NDI is in use on millions of devices and allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP. NDI can encode, transmit and receive many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real time. This benefits any network-connected video device, including video mixers, graphics systems, capture cards, and many other production devices. This makes it possible to exponentially increase the number of sources available for live production switching, without directly attaching to devices, changing locations, or investing in expensive, high-bandwidth networks that simply replace SDI-based workflows.
At the upcoming 2018 NAB Show, taking place from April 9-12, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, ENCO will demonstrate enCaption4 with its new NDI capability alongside the software-defined solution’s breakthrough accuracy, accelerated speed, extremely low latency, and expanded foreign language support.