Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

WISH-TV Expands Captioning Possibilities with ENCO's enCaption4

24/02/2021

WISH-TV Expands Captioning Possibilities with ENCO's enCaption4

data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg data-srcset=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c561c0e7-bpfull.jpg 2x class=lazyload avatar avatar-80 photo height=80 width=80 />

Brie Clayton February 24, 2021

0 Comments

The automated captioning system enables this broadcaster to cost-effectively caption a greater majority of its content while integrating seamlessly with station's custom software via API.

Owned by Circle City Broadcasting, WISH-TV is a proud affiliate of The CW Network and delivers the latest breaking news under its News 8 brand. Circle City also owns and operates MyNetworkTV affiliate WNDY-TV ( MyINDY-TV 23 ), which provides around-the-clock entertainment, sports, and local interest programming to Central Indiana viewers. Wanting a more cost-effective way to closed caption its content, the station selected the automated enCaption4 system from ENCO to meet its both its scheduled and late-breaking captioning needs.

Prior to adopting enCaption4, all of WISH-TV's closed captioning was done by human transcribers through a service company that would dial in to the station's caption encoders. The huge amount of local news content WISH-TV produces - up to 12 hours per day - required a lot of dial-ins and with the rates charged by such services, the broadcaster's captioning costs were very high. Our main goal wasn't necessarily to save money, but more importantly to allow us to caption a greater majority of our content in a more cost-effective manner, explained Mike Selby, staff engineer at WISH-TV.

Selby had looked at automated speech-to-text technologies around eight years earlier but didn't consider their accuracy good enough at the time. WISH-TV's Chief Engineer, Glenn Edwards, kept following automated captioning technology, and after reading a favorable review of ENCO's enCaption4 system, the station took a closer look.

We saw that enCaption4 would allow us to caption more of our programs for less money than we were paying for dial-in captioning, so we requested a demo unit for a trial, said Selby. It worked right out of the box and we were impressed with its accuracy.

The station first used enCaption4 on the locally produced TV version of nationally syndicated radio program The Bob & Tom Show, which started airing on WNDY in October 2020. Since then, they have expanded their use of enCaption4 across both WNDY and WISH.

enCaption4's REST API gave WISH-TV the flexibility to set up their captioning operations exactly the way they desired and the ability to control enCaption4 through their own custom software. Our IT developer created an application that runs on a Raspberry Pi platform and enables us to easily start and stop the captioning process, explained Selby. Our homebrew software also uses GPIOs on the Raspberry Pi to trigger the switching of our AJA KUMO router to the desired SDI source for our enCaption4 system, and to connect enCaption4 to the appropriate downstream caption encoder. In this manner, we can use our single enCaption4 system on our choice of the WISH, WNDY or control room signals.

In addition to its cost efficiency, enCaption4 has also benefited WISH-TV and WNDY-TV by allowing station staff to quickly respond to unexpected, last-minute captioning requests. When the newsroom notifies the engineering team that they have a breaking news special they need captioned, an engineer can simply click a button to start captioning and another to stop it when the report is done. It's a very fast and easy process, and we can get captioning on air right away without needing to make arrangements with an external service, said Selby.

Most significantly, enCaption4 has enabled the broadcaster to expand its closed captioning to nearly all of its content. Having a machine that can handle all of our captioning needs is like a dream come true, praised Selby. I'm impressed with how far the technology has come over the years, specifically enCaption4. We had long hoped that someone would offer speech-to-text capabilities that work accurately enough for our on-air needs, so we could just hit a button and have it work. ENCO has done that with enCaption4.
LINK: https://creativecow.net/wish-tv-expands-captioning-possibilities-with-...
See more stories from creativecow

More from Creative COW

17/04/2021

SMPTE Hollywood Explores Virtual and Remote Solutions in The Ripple Effect

SMPTE Hollywood Explores Virtual and Remote Solutions in The Ripple Effect data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf...

17/04/2021

Zaxcom introduces the new ZMT4 wireless transmitter, adding support for 5V lavaliers and more

Zaxcom introduces the new ZMT4 wireless transmitter, adding support for 5V laval...

17/04/2021

ELEMENTS Discuss Best Practices for Remote Production Workflows and Latest Updates in the Ecosystem

ELEMENTS Discuss Best Practices for Remote Production Workflows and Latest Updat...

16/04/2021

Don't Peek Horror Film Shot on Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Don't Peek Horror Film Shot on Pocket Cinema Camera 4K data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg......

16/04/2021

WATCH: Demonstration of the AGITO and ARRI SRH-360 in the USA's largest virtual production studio

WATCH: Demonstration of the AGITO and ARRI SRH-360 in the USA's largest virt...

16/04/2021

ITV Uses Telestream Cloud Services to Prepare for BritBox UK on Amazon Prime Channels

ITV Uses Telestream Cloud Services to Prepare for BritBox UK on Amazon Prime Cha...

16/04/2021

Maldives Business Network Channel Powered by PlayBox Technology

Maldives Business Network Channel Powered by PlayBox Technology data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg...

16/04/2021

Telestream Re-invents Monitoring for a New Generation with Expanded Line of PRISM Waveform Monitors

Telestream Re-invents Monitoring for a New Generation with Expanded Line of PRIS...

16/04/2021

Workingstiff Films Director Matt Pittroff Makes 360 Comedic Storytelling a (Virtual) Reality

Workingstiff Films Director Matt Pittroff Makes 360 Comedic Storytelling a (Virt...

16/04/2021

Mo-Sys Expands LA Sales and Commercial Team

Mo-Sys Expands LA Sales and Commercial Team data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg data-srcset=https:/...

16/04/2021

Atomos announces new NEON-Take Control

Atomos announces new NEON-Take Control data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg data-srcset=https://crea...

16/04/2021

Going undercover with The Mole Agent

Going undercover with The Mole Agent data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/332115/6078a67887db9-bpthumb.jpg data-srcset=https://creati...

16/04/2021

International Cinematographers Guild Takes Its Deep Dive into Six Time Oscar-nominated Judas and the Black Messiah

International Cinematographers Guild Takes Its Deep Dive into Six Time Oscar-n...

16/04/2021

Rocket Surgery Celebrates Five Years of Success with The Atlanta Braves

Rocket Surgery Celebrates Five Years of Success with The Atlanta Braves data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpt...

15/04/2021

Canon Announces that the Powerful Professional Full-Frame EOS R3 Mirrorless Camera is on its Way

Canon Announces that the Powerful Professional Full-Frame EOS R3 Mirrorless Came...

15/04/2021

Telestream Redefines Media Processing with Telestream Cloud Transform Service

Telestream Redefines Media Processing with Telestream Cloud Transform Service data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aa...

15/04/2021

ARRI endorses B-Mount as a universal 24 V battery standard

ARRI endorses B-Mount as a universal 24 V battery standard data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg......

15/04/2021

Kayla Monetta Joins Butter Music and Sound as Bicoastal Music Supervisor and Head of A&R

Kayla Monetta Joins Butter Music and Sound as Bicoastal Music Supervisor and Hea...

15/04/2021

Light Iron senior colorist Nick Hasson details the color workflow for Yes Day

Light Iron senior colorist Nick Hasson details the color workflow for Yes Day data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aa...

15/04/2021

Autodesk Propels Creative Finishing Workflows into the Future

Autodesk Propels Creative Finishing Workflows into the Future data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg.....

15/04/2021

Amazon's Them Cinematography with Checco Varese ASC GCS265

Amazon's Them Cinematography with Checco Varese ASC GCS265 data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/206792/5ff4facb5d455-bpthumb.png....

14/04/2021

The Royal Shakespeare Company Streams Live with Blackmagic Design

The Royal Shakespeare Company Streams Live with Blackmagic Design data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.j...

14/04/2021

What's New in the Adobe video applications: updates for Premiere Pro and Premiere Rush

What's New in the Adobe video applications: updates for Premiere Pro and Pre...

14/04/2021

USC School of Cinematic Arts Uses ATEM Mini Pro

USC School of Cinematic Arts Uses ATEM Mini Pro data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg data-srcset=htt...

14/04/2021

Documentary Colorist Steve Beganyi Joins Goldcrest Post

Documentary Colorist Steve Beganyi Joins Goldcrest Post data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg......

14/04/2021

Historic Cooke Archive of original documents and photographs donated to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Historic Cooke Archive of original documents and photographs donated to Academy ...

14/04/2021

Maxon Announces Cinema 4D S24

Maxon Announces Cinema 4D S24 data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg data-srcset=https://creativecow.n...

14/04/2021

Favor Church in Manila, Philippines Streams Live Services with Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer

Favor Church in Manila, Philippines Streams Live Services with Waves eMotion LV1...

13/04/2021

Romeo and Juliet with Smartphones: Editing a New Visual Language for Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet with Smartphones: Editing a New Visual Language for Shakespeare data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c56...

13/04/2021

FOR-A America Appoints High-Ranking Sony Executive as President

FOR-A America Appoints High-Ranking Sony Executive as President data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg...

13/04/2021

Mr. Bronx Taps Executive Producer Hanna Choi

Mr. Bronx Taps Executive Producer Hanna Choi data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg data-srcset=https:...

13/04/2021

AJA Adopts NVIDIA Jetson and CLARA AGX to Provide AI-Driven Developer Solutions

AJA Adopts NVIDIA Jetson and CLARA AGX to Provide AI-Driven Developer Solutions data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562...

13/04/2021

MPSE Filmmaker Award Honoree George Miller and the Indelible Sound of Mad Max: Fury Road

MPSE Filmmaker Award Honoree George Miller and the Indelible Sound of Mad Max: ...

12/04/2021

Definition 6 Navigates Covid with Signiant Media Shuttle

Definition 6 Navigates Covid with Signiant Media Shuttle data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg......

10/04/2021

CP Communications Adds CamSTREAM SRT to Growing Red House Streaming Product Family

CP Communications Adds CamSTREAM SRT to Growing Red House Streaming Product Fami...

10/04/2021

Romeo and Juliet with Smartphones; Editing a New Visual Language for Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet with Smartphones; Editing a New Visual Language for Shakespeare data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c56...

09/04/2021

FuseFX acquires Australian-based Rising Sun Pictures

FuseFX acquires Australian-based Rising Sun Pictures data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg data-srcse...

09/04/2021

Aquarium of the Pacific adds versatility to theater with Christie RGB pure laser cinema projector

Aquarium of the Pacific adds versatility to theater with Christie RGB pure laser...

09/04/2021

Sonnet Announces Professional, Dual-Slot 40Gbps Thunderbolt Card Reader for SxS PRO X Media

Sonnet Announces Professional, Dual-Slot 40Gbps Thunderbolt Card Reader for SxS ...

09/04/2021

Ross Launches Living Live Community Platform for Live Production

Ross Launches Living Live Community Platform for Live Production data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jp...

09/04/2021

EduTech leader, Boclips, deploys Blackbird for remote and efficient cloud native video production

EduTech leader, Boclips, deploys Blackbird for remote and efficient cloud native...

09/04/2021

Sennheiser presents nimble solutions for vloggers and creators

Sennheiser presents nimble solutions for vloggers and creators data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg....

08/04/2021

University of North Carolina Greensboro's Faculty and Students Are All Ears for Sony's MAS-A100 Beamforming Mic

University of North Carolina Greensboro's Faculty and Students Are All Ears ...

08/04/2021

SES Chooses Telestream SDI/IP Waveform Monitor & QC at New Remotely Operated Playout Center

SES Chooses Telestream SDI/IP Waveform Monitor & QC at New Remotely Operated Pla...

08/04/2021

Thai Broadcasting Upgrades and Expands with PlayBox Neo

Thai Broadcasting Upgrades and Expands with PlayBox Neo data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg......

08/04/2021

Autodesk Celebrates Emerging Talent With VES Student Award

Autodesk Celebrates Emerging Talent With VES Student Award data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg......

08/04/2021

Broadcast Pix Introduces ChurchPix, the Complete Streaming Solution for Churches

Broadcast Pix Introduces ChurchPix, the Complete Streaming Solution for Churches data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c56...

07/04/2021

Record Apple ProRes RAW from the Ninja V and Panasonic LUMIX S1 full-frame camera

Record Apple ProRes RAW from the Ninja V and Panasonic LUMIX S1 full-frame ca...

07/04/2021

Award-winning cinematographer Josh Ausley looks back at a year of production during the pandemic

Award-winning cinematographer Josh Ausley looks back at a year of production dur...