Telestream has launched Time Text Speech, a new file-based auto-transcription service for subtitling and captioning workflows.
The new product is designed to save time by automatically creating a text transcript of a video using cloud-based speech-to-text technology.
According to the company, it "instantly" creates a text transcript of a video and populates it directly into a captioning project with the correct timing so that each phrase is displayed at the right time.
Timed Text Speech is aimed at content creators who need to produce captions and subtitles for time-sensitive content that must be aired with short turnaround times, as well as short-form content, such as promos.
Giovanni Galvez, product manager, captioning and subtitling, Telestream, said: “With Timed Text Speech, users can easily upload media files directly to the services portal. Because they only pay by the transcription minute, there is no wasted expense for idle transcription resources.
"When combined with the Telestream MacCaption/CaptionMaker closed captioning software, Timed Text Speech becomes part of an all-in-one transcription and subtitling/captioning tool that allows users to easily transcribe, transcode, convert, troubleshoot, modify, and deploy caption data alongside video – regardless of the delivery platform."
Available in early October, Timed Text Speech currently works with English, French, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish language video content; Arabic, Japanese and Mandarin are planned for a later release.