Automatic Sync Technologies (AST) today announced support for closed captioning of digital video content in Spanish. AST’s CaptionSync™ technology now delivers full text transcripts and time-coded synchronized captions for videos in Latin American Spanish. File transfers are completely automated, providing video producers with fast production of accessible, discoverable, and searchable video content quickly and efficiently.
“For over 7 years CaptionSync has provided an efficient and cost-effective captioning solution for English media and now the same high-quality service is available to customers with Spanish media files,” said Kevin Erler, president of Automatic Sync Technologies. “We can produce a complete and accurate text transcript with the Spanish characters correctly rendered in the widest range of caption and subtitle output formats available on the market today. The demand for Spanish captioning is growing with the proliferation of video on demand, and we are pleased to help a broader base of customers in education, corporate and government sectors deliver accessible and searchable media.”
Complete and accurate closed captions are requirements for thousands of video publishers, who must satisfy state and federal mandates for content accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing audiences. Producers also incorporate captions to make video searchable, and to improve viewer comprehension. Captioned text reinforces learning and allows text search for easy back-reference and review, an important training benefit for companies serving multilingual customers. Using CaptionSync for Spanish captioning delivers a complete word-for-word transcript text file that can be easily translated into accurate English text, for second language subtitles.
With a market lead of more than 2000 customers worldwide, AST is at the forefront of the advanced demand for closed captioning of digital video content.
CaptionSync is an innovative, proprietary software service powered by Automatic Sync Technologies, providing high-quality automated captioning with unrivaled speed at a fraction of the cost of conventional captioning. The simple user interface accepts electronic submission of program media and returns standard-format caption files for web-media such as Flash, QuickTime and Windows Media, for platforms such as Mediasite, Brightcove, Echo360, Panopto and YouTube, or for DVD authoring and broadcast. CaptionSync can simultaneously generate caption output for multiple types of media from a single submission. AST’s CaptionSync provides the Gold Standard in accuracy because it does not rely on speech recognition software due to its inherent errors — AST stands apart from other providers of automation platforms for this reason. CaptionSync’s cost point plus accuracy make it the choice of educational institutions and government agencies, which must meet strict compliance standards of accuracy. AST’s superior ability to provide complete and accurate time-code transcripts enables power video search of the files required to provide accessibility for all users. Top-tier searchability also provides high-speed archive and retrieval, increasing the asset value of video archives. Read AST case studies about education, corporate and government customers to learn about high-speed captioning of video assets, completed in days, not months.
About Automatic Sync Technologies
Automatic Sync Technologies (AST) is an industry-leading provider of web-based captioning services for thousands of customers worldwide, enabling the most accurate video and rich media search and retrieval available to public and private sector enterprise. AST is the developer of CaptionSync™ the innovative, proprietary caption service, leading the industry for its delivering multiple time-coded captioning file formats from one simple submission. Formed in 1998 and funded in part by an SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) grant, AST pioneered the automated captioning technology to deliver the most cost-efficient, high-quality, automatic captioning service available today. AST helps government agencies and educational institutions comply with mandated regulations to make advanced communication services accessible to hard of hearing and deaf. For more information email email@example.com, call +1 (877) 278-7962, or us online at www.automaticsync.com.