Cloud Based Captioning Process

Closed captioning is a manual process that costs time and resources. IBM offers automated captioning services for content creators. This includes being able to train the AI (artificial intelligence) for high quality, accurate caption tracks that can be produced at scale.


Automatic captioning

Automatic captioning

Leverage speech recognition capabilities to ingest spoken and audio elements of video content. Generate high quality, accurate closed captions with the help of AI. Also create subtitles using a smart layout algorithm, which segments caption cues at natural breaking points resulting in greater readability.

Live closed captioning software

Live closed captioning software

Offer automated captioning for real-time broadcasts with closed captions rather than open captions. Pre-train the AI to recognize terms specific to your business, industry or geography, and increase overall transcription accuracy for generating live captions, offering better content accessibility.

Editor for online video captioning

Editor for online video captioning

Use an online video editor to review and edit caption results for online streaming video and video files, negating the need for a separate caption maker. Having an online editor that automatically synchronizes to the video timecode permits caption played back to confirm accuracy before saving.

Closed caption solutions

Watson works the US Open

Through a captioning process IBM Watson transcribed US Open matches using speech recognition and the Watson Speech to Text API. This automatic closed captioning process successfully captioned over 660 matches, creating a huge archive of videos with complete closed captions.

Closed captioning software use cases

Searchable captioned video archives

Develop a library of video content with a built-in search engine, allowing end users to enter keywords and get relevant results based on captions when searching for content through the IBM Video Streaming interface.

Subtitling and post-production

Create subtitles automatically for video content. Text is not burned in, like open captioning, and can be downloaded as a webvtt caption file. This webvtt file can then be converted to different caption formats, like to an SRT file or other subtitle file formats.

Real-time live captions

Produce highly accurate, real time closed captions for live broadcasts. Use automatic captioning to avoid the need to use live captioners on all content, scaling closed captioning availability while keeping costs low.


AI Video Captioning: Powering Employee Experiences

In this webinar, Nick Barber of Forrester Research discusses the power of AI for creating automated closed captioning.

Getting Started with Enterprise Video Management

A live demonstration of the workflow on how IBM Watson injects greater context and improved closed captioning accuracy at scale.

AI Closed Captioning Services for Governments

Examine best closed captioning practices using AI along with challenges facing local and state governments.

Next steps

Interested in learning more about closed captioning solutions that transcribe speech?