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Why YouTube Stopped Community Caption Contributions

Why YouTube Stopped Community Caption Contributions

July 31, 2020 Community captions are a function in YouTube. This function allows a YouTuber to crowd source captions. YouTube is shutting this down. Here is how it will affect you! More ...
How Vyasa University Is Fighting Covid With Video Translation

How Vyasa University Is Fighting Covid With Video Translation

July 21, 2020 S-Vyasa University is working to raise awareness about Covid-19. Read more about how they used video translation to reach stakeholders across 8 Indian languages. More ...
How QAChef Is Reaching Clients In A Tough Market

How QAChef Is Reaching Clients In A Tough Market

July 8, 2020 QAChef a tech company in hospitality - is using video translation in Chinese and Arabic to gain new clients in a tough climate using marketing localization and marketing internationalization. More ...
Video Translation And Its Implications For FireTech

Video Translation And Its Implications For FireTech

June 17, 2020 Talking to FireTech’s Leigh Kelson, we cover the origins of the video translator app, and what video translation can do for clients. We also cover the role of AI and ML in the language space. More ...
AI Internationalization: How Subtitling Can Boost ROI

How Subtitling Can Boost ROI

June 16, 2020 AI internationalization has a important role to play in boosting your video ROI or ROAS. What are the options, and how can you optimize your content production process to take advantage of this mega-trend? More ...
AI Localisation: Help Me Help You

AI Localisation: Help Me Help You

June 2, 2020 If you want to expand your markets outside the Anglo-sphere, how to you best use AI? Is AI any good for localisation? What are the strengths and weaknesses of AI in the context of localisation. More ...
Video SEO: Keywords, Titles, Descriptions And The Transcript

Video SEO: Keywords, Titles, Descriptions And The Transcript

May 29, 2020 Video SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) can be a game changer to your marketing efforts. How? Transcripts! In this post we look at the details of how to deploy your video content to maximise SEO. More ...
How To Do Video SEO Right

How To Do Video SEO Right

May 28, 2020 We all know Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is really important. But how to you make sure your video content is SEO performant? Read on to learn about how to get your video content properly setup for SEO. More ...
What Is The Best Subtitling Software Available?

What Is The Best Subtitling Software Available?

March 27, 2020 As a content creator and/or influencer engagement is top of mind. Using captions is a clear opportunity to increase engagement. But how do you do this nicely? What is the best subtitling and/or captioning software out there? Should you use a single tool to create the subtitles and a different one to merge them in? Should AI be involved? Read on… More ...
Translate Your English Video Into Filipino And Chinese

How Safe Is AI Transcription: What You Need To Know

March 24, 2020 You are a content creator who uses AI. But how safe is the AI you use, whether for transcription, translation or dubbing. Also some tips on how to use AI better in your journey into expanding your market. More ...
Translate Your English Video Into Filipino And Chinese

Translate Your English Video Into Filipino And Chinese

March 22, 2020 You make videos in English - how can you translate these videos into Filipino and Chinese? We’ll show you how to translate video and also how to deploy making sure you have amazing search engine optimisation (SEO). More ...
How To Translate YouTube Videos And Dominate SEO

How To Translate YouTube Videos And Dominate SEO

March 17, 2020 How to translate a YouTube video? If you are a content creator on YouTube, you want to translate your video into different languages. This makes your audience bigger, and you get SEO benefits. This blog post shows you how to translate your YouTube videos, and deliver them to other social channels too. More ...
International Women's Day, girls in language

The Girls and Women Revitalising Canada's Indigenous Languages

March 10, 2020 It was International Women’s Day this past Sunday 8 March and in honour of the day we’re looking at some incredible females who are doing all they can for their native languages. More ...
Clipping Chinese App: How To Translate Video Into Mandarin Chinese With AI

Clipping Chinese App: How To Translate Video Into Mandarin Chinese With AI

March 4, 2020 How to translate your video content into Mandarin Chinese? Also known as clipping a video into Chinese, or a Chinese video maker, and how to deploy this content for amazing search engine optimisation (SEO). More ...
Artificial Intelligence Saving the Humans

Fighting the Coronavirus and E. Coli with Machine Learning

March 1, 2020 When it comes to combating superbugs and viruses, the human raced needs all the help it can get. Artificial Intelligence is being implemented to find treatments to fight bacteria that was formally resistant to all forms of antibiotics. China is also using AI to quickly determine if a person is showing symptoms of the coronavirus, which could be a great win against getting a handle on the respiratory disease. More ...
How AI Dubbing Will Change Everything: Building A Video Translator

How AI Dubbing Will Change Everything: Building A Video Translator

February 25, 2020 AI Dubbing will change everything, as the world becomes smaller and content can be increasingly searched in any language. Today we look at two very different approaches to building a video translator, first a one shot system including lip syncing. Secondly our own app, and some of the design decisions we have taken which are very human centred. More ...
How AI Transcription Fails And What To Do About It: AI Failed Rocketship

How AI Transcription Fails And What To Do About It

February 25, 2020 AI Transcription is very capable, and with the right use-cases, can lead to really big productivity wins. This means you can increase the quality of the transcription or translation depending upon what you are trying to do. We hope this post shows you some of the things to think about when choosing your preferred AI toolkit. More ...
One Igbo Woman Trying To Save Her Language

One Igbo Woman Trying To Save Her Language

February 18, 2020 I remember that we got punished as students for speaking our mother tongue which was tagged ‘vernacular’ at school. That affected the growth of our indigenous languages greatly. Read about one woman’s journey to save her mother tongue, Igbo More ...
How To Reach Gen Z Using AI

How To Reach Gen Z Using AI

February 17, 2020 The way younger users consumer video content is evolving and marketers need to evolve too. In this post we look at how video content consumption is changing and where AI can improve your processes. More ...
Artificial Intelligence Saving the Animals

AI & Wildlife Preservation

February 13, 2020 If there’s one thing most of us can agree on, it’s that wildlife preservation is important. Using Artificial Intelligence, researchers are fighting the good fight against wildlife population decline. And in a surprising twist, AI might just help us win this fight. More ...
Speaking In The Mother Tongue: AI Indian Languages

Speaking In The Mother Tongue: AI Indian Languages

February 5, 2020 We recently came across an article with the exciting news that the Indian government is planning on making its Internet content available in regional languages to remove the language barrier among Indians. More ...
Accessibility: Why It Matters And How To Avoid Being Sued

Accessibility: Why It Matters And How To Avoid Being Sued

February 4, 2020 A hearing impaired couple is suing a hospital for not providing disability friendly facilities. Is this justified? How can you avoid being sued for not meeting accessibility requirements? More ...
On The Brink Of Extinction: Nearly Dead Languages And The Dedicated Linguists Bringing Them Back To Life

On The Brink Of Extinction: Nearly Dead Languages And The Dedicated Linguists Bringing Them Back To Life

February 4, 2020 Thousands of kilometres apart, and in incredibly different cultures; three linguists are doing their part to save the culture of their people through language. More ...
The Weekly Roundup 30/01/20

Sign Languages: Their past, present and future

January 30, 2020 For something that is used by an estimated 70 million people worldwide, sign language is pretty important. But there is still a lot we don’t know when it comes to the origin of sign language - luckily research is being done to change that. Going from the past to the future, Google Translate is developing a way to translate sign language into speech and we are excited about the possibilities that this brings for everyone! More ...
Quick Transcribe: For When You Need To Get Transcription Done Quickly

Quick Transcribe: For When You Need To Get Transcription Done Quickly

January 29, 2020 We introduce the Quick Transcribe functionality. Here we have taken everything we learnt about how clients use our app and put it into a single workflow for fast, efficient transcription and translation. More ...
The Weekly Roundup 21/01/20

Where are we heading with AI computing in the 2020s? And how human can they really become?

January 21, 2020 We now well and truly know that Artificial Intelligence is here to stay, but what will become of it, and us, in the future? More ...
Patch Notes: January 2020

Patch Notes: January 2020

January 15, 2020 Patch Notes for January 2020: spaces are allowed; transcription without time-coding; transcription copy function; More ...
An Old Language Is young Again...

An Old Language Is Young Again...

December 13, 2019 Today we look at work in bringing back Tifinagh, the script used to write the Amazigh (or Berber) languages of North Africa. We also look at what Comcast is doing to provide support in sign language, and why you should invest in people when picking a transcription, translation or dubbing commercial partner. More ...
What A Hindi Speaking AI Sounds Like

What A Hindi Speaking AI Sounds Like

November 28, 2019 In this visual guide we translate a video from English to Hindi, and then we use a Hindi speaking AI to speak out the translated content. More ...
Winning: We Won The JobsForNSW MVP Grant! Before, During And After...

Winning: We Won The JobsForNSW MVP Grant! Before, During And After...

November 25, 2019 We won the JobsForNSW Minimum Viable Product Grant! This blog post talks about the application process before getting the grant, during the process of executing the grant and completing the grant process. More ...
Open Captions: Enhancements November 2019

Open Captions: Enhancements November 2019

November 18, 2019 In this visual guide we look at new enhancements in the video translator app aimed at making open captions more user friendly. Now add labels where ever you require. More ...
Transcribing Indian English: A Simple Guide To Using AI To Speed Up Transcription And Add Open Captions

Transcribing Indian English: A Simple Guide To Using AI To Speed Up Transcription And Add Open Captions

November 11, 2019 In this visual guide we used an Indian English AI to transcribe a video from Rajya Sabha TV. After the transcription we used post-editing to clean up our captions. Finally, we use the Auto-Overlay functionality to add open captions to our video. More ...
Samples From A Voice Over Robot: French, German and Dutch

Samples From A Voice Over Robot: French, German and Dutch

October 28, 2019 In this post we look at what the ai dubbing application sounds like in French, German and Dutch. We use the quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog as the seed and use an AI as the voice over robot. More ...
AI Dubbing: What Different Dialects Of English Sound Like

AI Dubbing: What Different Dialects Of English Sound Like

October 22, 2019 In this post we look at what the ai dubbing application sounds like for sample text. We use, the quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog, as the seed string and use an AI to speak this out in multiple English dialects. More ...
The Importance of Open Captions

The Importance of Open Captions for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

October 9, 2019 It comes as no surprise that for hard of hearing and deaf people, closed captions are a necessity for being able to watch TV, films and online videos. This is one of the reasons we believe it is so important to include open captions in videos. More ...
Patch Notes: September 2019

Patch Notes: September 2019

September 25, 2019 It’s been a busy month for us so far, we’ve updated a few features to make your Video Translator experience an easy one. Read on for our patch notes for September 2019. More ...
How Video Transcription Works Explainer

How Video Transcription Works Explainer

August 5, 2019 We have been working really hard on our app. We have added a new architecture to our video processing, a few more languages as well as changes to the look and feel of the product. All in all, we felt it was time for a new explainer video which covered how to use the platform. More ...
Patch Notes: May 2019

Patch Notes: May 2019

May 14, 2019 Patch Notes for May 2019: (a) Upload Bug, (b) Naming Convention Enhancement, (c) Timing Bug, (d) Help Bug More ...