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Speech recognition comes to prompting

Autoscript has revealed that its new advance in its WinPlus-IP delivers real-time voice controlled prompting 

Teleprompting specialist Autoscript has announced the launch of Autoscript Voice that will give presenters “reliable and accurate real-time control of their prompted script simply by speaking the words, free from dependence on foot or hand controls.”

According to the company, Voice utilises “patent pending technology” to actively monitor the production audio feed, automatically advancing the script as the words are spoken. Synchronisation is ensured through a combination of real-time speech recognition, proprietary algorithms and advanced pattern matching. Voice will even pause for adlibs and resume scrolling when the presenter is back on script. 

“Everyone is talking about Voice,” said Philip Dalgoutte, product manager, Autoscript. “The networks that have been using Autoscript Voice in their daily live operations have been astounded by the quality of the workflow. For presenters, it’s almost unbelievable that such precise prompting control is possible by simply talking. It’s effortless, with no controllers for them to operate they can focus on presenting and everything just works.” 

Autoscript engineers have been working closely with a major US television network over the last three years, carrying out extended beta testing, shadowing live newscasts, to create what it describes as a “fully featured control system fit for the most demanding real-world workflows.” Following the successful beta test phase, Voice is now being used by the network in their studios on daily live programming.