Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
SysMedia launches file-based open-caption capability
SysMedia has further extended the capabilities of its InFILE software utility designed to insert subtitles into a broadcast-quality video file or transport stream.
With the latest development, the software can add full broadcast-quality open-caption subtitles in any language to a digital media file as part of a software-only file-based workflow. This functionality was demonstrated for the first time at IBC2008.
This new open-caption capability extends InFILE’s functionality, adding traditional burnt-in translation subtitles to the popular closed-captioning formats (teletext, Line 21 and DVB). The software works with SD and HD MPEG-2 video files and DVB transport streams; formats such as H.264 and QuickTime are also on the roadmap for 2008.
Earlier this year, SysMedia launched a U.S. version of the software inserter that provides the ability to embed Line 21 closed-captioning data into SD or HD MPEG-2 media files.
For more information, visit www.sysmedia.com.