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.

Closed caption solution benefits

Automatic captioning

Automatic captioning

Leverage IBM Watson speech recognition capabilities to ingest spoken and audio elements of video content. Generate high quality, accurate closed captions or 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

Support Cloud-based captioning for real-time broadcasts. Pre-train the Watson AI to recognize terms specific to your business, industry or geography, and increase overall accuracy for generating live captions.

Editor for online video captioning

Editor for online video captioning

Use the online editor to review and manually edit caption results for online streaming video and video files. Confidence levels are displayed on each transcription to speed up your review. Edits are automatically synchronized to the video timecode and captions can be played back to confirm accuracy before saving.

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.

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.

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Captioning solution resources

Closed Captioning Goes Cognitive

Closed Captioning Goes Cognitive

Learn how IBM Watson injects greater context and improved closed captioning accuracy at scale.

Download the white paper on automatic captioning

Getting Started with Enterprise Video Management

Getting Started with Enterprise Video Management

A live demonstration of how IBM Enterprise Video Streaming works with automated closed captioning in the overall broadcasting and publishing workflow.

Watch a webinar on the IBM's closed captioning software

AI Closed Captioning Services for Governments

AI Closed Captioning Services for Governments

Examine closed captioning challenges facing local and state governments and speech recognition solutions using AI.

Learn best closed captioning practices for governments

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