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Video Blog: Real-Time Captioning in Live Video

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RevIQ Enables Real-Time Captioning in Live Video
Transcript: Hi. My name is John Senior and I'm VP of Systems Engineering here at Vbrick. My team and I have the fun job of inventing and building all the video streaming magic that powers our industry leading enterprise video platform. Today I'm psyched to tell you about our new RevIQ automatic mult

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Hi. My name is John Senior and I’m VP of Systems Engineering here at Vbrick. My team and I have the fun job of inventing and building all the video streaming magic that powers our industry leading enterprise video platform. Today I’m psyched to tell you about our new RevIQ automatic multi language live subtitle feature. Now, we’ve had automatic multi language VOD subtitles for a while now, so adding live makes this a nice, complete suite of features.

And to me, as a set, they stand out even looking back over 20 years of video innovations here at Vbrick, because these features have that perfect engineer’s combination off cool technology under the hood, combined with game changing usefulness for our customers. If you hover your pointer over the lower right-hand corner of this video window, you’ll see a little button labeled CC, and I’m pretty sure you already know what that button will do because those two letters are pretty much universally recognized by any of us who grew up watching video.

The captioning feature was obviously created so the hearing impaired can experience the video content, and for that reason, it’s not even really a feature, but it is a firm compliance requirement for many companies who use video. They basically can’t use video unless the video has captions.  Beyond compliance, captioning has also become sort of a convenience feature for viewers like me who can hear perfectly fine but we just like to read along while we’re watching and listening to a video.  And in a category somewhere between compliance and convenience they can be an incredibly powerful globalization tool when the subtitles can be offered in multiple languages.

Now those of you who are familiar with Vbrick’s products will know that live captions aren’t really big news for us because we’ve been supporting them for pretty much as long as we’ve been doing streaming video. The big news now is that they are finally easy. They’re easy to deploy, easy to configure, and easy to use on every web cast, large and small. With RevIQ there’s no need for any add on hardware or software or live transcriptionists.

There is no limit to the number of live events that can use live captions, and all of our popular video sources are supported, including WebEx and Zoom and Microsoft Teams and hardware and software encoders. And, of course, the subtitles and the events can be viewed on any device on any network via any of our unicast, multicast, and peer distribution options. Believe me, it really is big news. Thank you for watching and stay tuned for the next video blog from Vbrick.