Automatic Sync Technologies (AST) today announced it has partnered with Brightcove, the leading cloud content services company. AST’s CaptionSync™ technology now fully integrates with Brightcove Video Cloud, the leading online video platform, providing joint customers with a smooth workflow and the ability to add time-coded, synchronized captions to videos with a few clicks of the mouse. File transfers are completely automated, allowing video producers to streamline the production of accessible, discoverable, and searchable video content quickly and efficiently.
“AST has been our captioning service for marketing and promotion of our student services to make them accessible to the widest audience, which helps us meet the regulatory mandates,” said John Richardson, coordinator of online marketing at Oklahoma City Community College. “Having a hosted distribution system such as Brightcove Online Cloud Platform is our next technology step, and we are excited to know that the two companies are technology partners. It gives us confidence to know that our vendors are committed to process integration as we build out our web services.”
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. Caption files also provide a ready source for foreign language translation.
“Automatic Sync is working to ensure that captions can be created quickly and cost-effectively across all video platforms and devices,” says Kevin Erler, president of Automatic Sync Technologies. “Our partnership with Brightcove points to our commitment to make video universally accessible and searchable, by providing high-quality, complete and accurate closed captioning that is an integral part of production workflow.”
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-coded 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 weeks, 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, emergency services, and mobile phone users. For more information email email@example.com, call +1 (877) 278-7962, or visit us online at www.automaticsync.com.