From Social Media Captioning to Machine Learning in QC: Telestream Leads Cutting-edge Topics at SMPTE 2017

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Company also showcases latest streaming, automation and QC solutions on booth #208

Last Updated: October 19, 2017 3:54 pm GMT
(Hollywood, CA--October 19, 2017) Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will be leading speaking sessions on new techniques to ensure quality and efficiency in modern media workflows at this year’s SMPTE conference. Telestream and its industry partners will focus on the automation of digital asset creation and QC processes, and discuss best practices for captioning and subtitling social media content. Telestream will also showcase the latest streaming, automation and QC solutions on booth #208.



At the Telestream booth, Lightspeed Live Stream and Capture for enterprise streaming, processing, and distribution will be featured along with a new joint solution with IBM Aspera FASPStream that enables high-quality streaming to remote production teams for near real-time editing and production over standard IP networks. SMPTE attendees will be able to see the latest version of Wirecast Live Streaming Production Software and the Wirecast Gear companion hardware unit (v8) featuring Rendezvous, a peer-to-peer remote conferencing and multi-site production feature that supports multiple simultaneous remote streams from any Internet-connected computer or smart device.

The Vantage Media Processing Platform, at the center of media production pipelines around the world, will also be on display as well as the latest Vidchecker QC and correction software and Timed Text Speech, Telestream’s new file-based auto-transcription service for subtitling and captioning workflows with MacCaption and CaptionMaker. Speaker sessions:
Zen and the Art of Media in Motion: The Many Aspects of Quality in the Media Supply Chain” -- Wednesday, October 25, 3:30 – 4:00 pm

Product Managers Dominic Jackson and James Welch will provide a tutorial on the meaning of quality and of the techniques used to test it over the entire media supply chain, from production to final distribution, considering the diversity of delivery channels and devices today. Additionally, Jackson and Welch will discuss the future of QC testing, looking at how Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning will allow automation of QC processes that currently can only be reliably performed by people.
“Automating Digital Asset Production with SCTE Messages” -- Thursday, October 26, 9:30 – 10:00 am

An improved vocabulary for SCTE 104 and SCTE 35 messages enables in-band description and instructions for processing content segments of live streams: with this information, the production of live and on-demand digital assets can be automated to extract, format and brand assets to meet the various requirements of distribution partners. Telestream’s Jim Duval and Pebble Beach Systems’ Eric Openshaw describe the critical elements of designing and implementing systems that automate the creation of digital assets.
“Captioning and Subtitling for Social Media” -- Thursday, October 26, 3:30 – 4:00 pm

The average social media user does not use audio when using social media on the go. Therefore, captioning and subtitling is an essential part of publishing to social media. Telestream’s Captioning Product Manager Giovanni Galvez will discuss ways to automate captioning and subtitling along with transcoding and delivery of video with captions or subtitles. He will look at the various caption files currently supported by popular social media platforms, examine the pros and cons of making burn-in subtitles, possible changes with different platforms’ caption deliverables to support accessibility standards, and various pitfalls that could cost broadcasters time and money.

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About Telestream
Telestream provides world-class live and on-demand digital video tools and workflow solutions that allow consumers and businesses to transform video on the desktop and across the enterprise. Many of the world’s most demanding media and entertainment companies as well as a growing number of users in a broad range of business environments, rely on Telestream products to streamline operations, reach broader audiences and generate more revenue from their media. Telestream products span the entire digital media lifecycle, including video capture and ingest; live and on-demand encoding and transcoding; captioning; playback and inspection, delivery, and live streaming; as well as automation and orchestration of the entire workflow. Telestream corporate headquarters are located in Nevada City, California. The company is privately held. For more information, visit www.telestream.net.

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