Increasing demand for video, broadcast and films means an increased need for streamlined and cost-effective video production workflows and addressing accessibility issues. In the past, this has been done by adding subtitling and metadata via manual transcription. This considerably impacts the cost and efficiency of making video content accessible.
As well as the obvious value of making content available to more people, in July 2017 the US introduced a law via the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that all live or near-live video content requires subtitles within 12 hours, on top of the existing Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), which requires subtitles for archived video content within 15 days.
The Transcriptive plugin by Digital Anarchy delivers a fast and accurate transcription tool for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, leveraging the Speechmatics’ highly-accurate automatic speech recognition technology for transcription. Since it launched in 2017, video editors and content creators use it as an efficient and cost-effective tool across industries including broadcast and media, filmmaking and documentary, corporate, government, education, and sports. As a leading provider of creative tools since 2001, Digital Anarchy brings real solutions to enhance video production.
Modern video production requires efficient tools and streamlined workflows, so it is important that a automatic speech recognition technology is easy to integrate and provides high-quality speech-to-text transcription. The Adobe Premiere Pro architecture is designed to support integrations and add-on technologies which makes it an ideal platform for tools like Transriptive, which allows users to create open captions and subtitles more quickly, as well as searching video contents for specific words or phrases.
“We are very excited about the integration with Transcriptive by Digital Anarchy and Speechmatics speech recognition engine,” said David K Helmly, Senior Manager, Solutions Consulting Pro Video/Audio Products Americas, Adobe. “I have battle tested the Transcriptive plugin powered by Speechmatics in my own lab. The accuracy is outstanding, including different speaking accents – and even with noise and music in the background. With Digital Anarchy Transcriptive and Speechmatics, providing open captions for a video and searching video content has never been easier.”
The Transcriptive plugin by Digital Anarchy will greatly improve editing efficiency for Adobe Premiere Pro users as the Speechmatics’ technology can automatically transcribe an hour-long file in approximately 5 minutes through its cloud transcription service.This makes it easier for broadcasters to adhere to US law and helps prepare users for the inevitable introduction of accessibility captioning requirements across Europe.
“We chose to integrate with Speechmatics’ due to its accuracy, speed and cost. We simply use their cloud transcription service to supply the plugin with the transcription offering. We are thrilled to be working together and are excited by the potential the partnership has for future plugins and language coverage”, Jim Tierney, President, Digital Anarchy.
Transcriptive by Digital Anarchy, powered by Speechmatics technology for use in Adobe Premiere Pro, launched in 2017. There has been widespread adoption and the Digital Anarchy team continues to enhance Transcriptive as well as develop new products based on valued customer feedback. Transcriptive is available for purchase with Speechmatics’ 28 languages currently supported, and with more to come, the potential for global coverage is just around the corner.