Patch Notes: January 2020

Patch Notes: January 2020

Video Translator Engineering There are a number of bug fixes and patches, which may affect your experience. In fact, we hope it will affect your experience for the better! Images below are from our UAT environment. Please contact your relationship manager for more information or ...
The Weekly Roundup 08/01/20

Real life Dr Dolittle: We are on our way to talking to the animals and AI may make happen sooner than you think!

Renee Dubé Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could understand what our pets were trying to tell us? Having them be able to communicate if they like the food we give them, when they’re not feeling well and when they want to be pet, would take out so muc ...
Happy New Year 2020!

Happy New Year 2020!

Tat Banerjee Its the start of a new decade! This is a big deal, the only question is will this be the roaring 20’s all over again. Here at VideoTranslator we think it is going to be an exciting year. Several amazing things happened last year, and this was m ...
Happy Holidays from VideoTranslator!

Happy Holidays from VideoTranslator!

Tat Banerjee & Renee Dubé What a year it’s been! From our launch in May we would not have believed we’d come so far in such a short amount of time. Thank You Thank you everyone for all your support! We want to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Y ...
The Weekly Roundup 17/12/19

The Weekly Roundup: For the Love of Language

Renee Dubé Language. It’s something we’re passionate about here at Video Translator, we can’t get enough of it. And, judging by the news that’s come out in the past week, there’s a lot of folks out there who share our passion. We’re delving in ...
The Weekly Roundup 10/12/19

The Weekly Roundup: Exciting developments for Epilepsy patients, Amazon has added 22 new languages to Amazon Translate and has Microsoft given children the ability to speak to reindeer?

Renee Dubé It seems like every week there are exciting new developments with artificial intelligence being used in the health, medicine and science fields; and that’s because, well, there is. There is often quite a negative attitude amongst the public in ...
Changes In The Internationalization And Localization Industry

60% Of The Content Produced By US YouTubers Is Watched In Other Countries

Tat Banerjee Google produces all sorts of very interesting research. I mean, all kinds! One of the specific bits of intel which is well worth tracking is Think With Google. Today we are going to look at a set of remarkable trend lines which point the way in which ...
What A Hindi Speaking AI Sounds Like

What A Hindi Speaking AI Sounds Like

Tat Banerjee A few posts ago we transcribed an Indian English video using a Speech-To-Text Indian English transcription Artificial Intelligence (AI). Today we are going to take the same idea forward, and now going to translate the video into Hindi. To recap, we u ...
The Weekly Roundup 26/11/19

The Weekly Roundup: Hello baby! Machine learning helping to understand placental health, did Shakespeare have help? And advances in health and medicine thanks to AI.

Renee Dubé Considering it is something that keeps the human race going, maternal and placental health is still not properly understood, which proves extremely detrimental to the health of mother and baby during pregnancy. Thanks to a new development in AI techn ...
Winning: We Won The JobsForNSW MVP Grant! Before, During And After...

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

Tat Banerjee DISCLAIMER: This blog post was updated after having a conversation with JobsForNSW. [3 Dec 2019] Please check the JobsForNSW website for updates. The process covered below changes regularly and DO NOT rely on the below to be correct going forward. It ...
The Weekly Roundup 12/11/19

The Weekly Roundup: AI to the rescue! Using machine learning for the greater good; advances in medicine, agriculture and saving lives, is there anything we can't do with the help of artificial intelligence?

Renee Dubé It’s another AI focused week and with so much going on in the world of Artificial Intelligence, can you blame us? The field of medicine and science have long been advocates of using AI for the greater good and it appears there are some incredib ...
The Weekly Roundup 05/11/19

The Weekly Roundup: Foreign signs installed to save lives, when seeing isn't believing; learning about deepfake videos, content creators coming together to save the planet and hilarious movie translations

Renee Dubé It’s the start of a new month and news from around the globe keeps on rolling in. This week we’ve learnt the power of YouTube, its content creators and their followers and how they’re working together for the greater good. We also f ...
The Weekly Roundup 29/10/19

The Weekly Roundup: Google's latest Pixel 4 app impresses, praise for Nobel Prize winner and a feel-good video to brighten your week

Renee Dubé Exciting news for content creators this week at Instagram’s IGTV releases features that will allow videos to viewed as a series. Google is releasing an on-device transcribing app that may be a game-changer, plus just because we loved it so; a v ...
The Weekly Roundup 22/10/19

The Weekly Roundup: Travelling back in time with AI, learning the love of translation and why it is imperative to get more interpreters in courthouses to aid domestic violence cases

Renee Dubé It’s another big week in AI news, from assisting in search and rescue methods to aiding doctors in detecting brain bleeds, it’s being proven time and time again how Artificial Intelligence can help humanity in meaningful ways. We also see ...
The Weekly Roundup 15/10/19

The Weekly Roundup: Babies teaching us how best to teach AI, glasses made for translation and keeping an eye on our giant fishy friends with the help of Artificial Intelligence

Renee Dubé More than just cute little stinkers, babies are exceptional learners, so good in fact that we’re trying to simulate their learning process to assist AI in becoming evermore smarter. Our first article details just how babies learn and what they& ...
The Importance of Open Captions

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

Renee Dubé 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. We’ve mentioned before the need for more captions and subtitles to be present in cinemas and ...
The Weekly Roundup 08/10/19

The Weekly Roundup: Translation devices changing the business game, machine learning aiding scientific research and the world's first ever AI concert

Renee Dubé The art of translation has been a skilled required by humans for over 2000 years, we’ve got a few interesting articles that highlight just how important it is and one translator shares with us what she’s learnt after being in the business ...
The Weekly Roundup 01/10/19

The Weekly Roundup: AI is here to help; translation at the tip of your ears; and Google's ALBERT is receiving top ranks

Renee Dubé There’s been a lot going on with AI in particular this week. Read on to get up to date on some of the most interesting things coming out of the world of Artificial Intelligence. There’s also top ranking machine learning systems and earbud ...
Patch Notes: September 2019

Patch Notes: September 2019

Renee Dubé It’s been a busy month for us so far. There’s a lot of new and exciting features we’re still developing so watch this space! In the meantime, there are a couple of updates and patches to tell you about. Embedding Captions Previously ...
The Weekly Roundup 24 September 2019

The Weekly Roundup: AI tools are transforming Indian healthcare, growth in the Translations Market and more

Renee Dubé Welcome to the Weekly Roundup! Each week we put together a list of articles featuring some of the most interesting ideas and news in the field. This week we take a look at how AI tools are helping to transform Indian healthcare, machine learning is b ...
8 Short Video Apps for iOS | Best of 2019

What's Hot in Short Video Apps for iOS

Kathleen Aikin and Renee Dubé With the ever increasing popularity of short video apps amongst iOS users, more and more developers are trying to get their apps to the top. This has resulted in a plethora of short video apps being created with different features based on the users ...
8 Short Video Apps for Android | Best of 2019

The 8 Best Short Video Apps for Android

Kathleen Aikin Short video clips continue to gain in popularity along with social platforms like Instagram and Snapchap. As smartphone video technology has improved along with our access to video media online, there has been a growing need for short video apps on s ...
9 Best Short Video Apps you Need to Know About

9 of China's Best Short Video Apps

Kathleen Aikin and Renee Dubé Short video makers are an up and coming category of apps that are really hitting the ground running in China. Short video clips (even less than a second long) have been gaining in popularity along with social platforms like Instagram and Snapchat, an ...
Why Post Video To Social Media: 3 Tips

Why Post Video To Social Media: 3 Tips

Kathleen Aikin Several recent reports show that video content outperforms every other type of post on social media. In other words, using video content in social media marketing is a very good strategy. In this post we look at some numbers, and try to work out what ...
How Video Transcription Works Explainer

How Video Transcription Works Explainer

Tat Banerjee We have been working really hard making a number of changes to our underlying application. Specifically we have (i) added a new architecture to our video processing, (ii) added a few more languages, (iii) large number of changes to the look/feel of t ...
Subtitling For The Win

Subtitling For The Win

Tat Banerjee It started with a Tweet, which was then picked up by the Guardian, re-Tweeted and the rest is history. The post got re-tweeted 70K+ times, and liked 74K+ times. That is clearly something which struck a cord. Why? Who is using subtitles or captions, w ...
The Growing Pains Of Diversity And A Possible Solution

The Growing Pains Of Diversity And A Possible Solution

Tat Banerjee This post is not really about diversity. It is about the granular challenges around governance in an increasingly complex world, and operational solutions which may work going forward. We look at three events which took place in this week. What the p ...
How We Used SEO To Come Up With A New Name

How We Used SEO To Come Up With A New Name

Tat Banerjee Our original name was QBL Media, and our new name is videotranslator.ai. The original name did not really work, and was always a temporary name. This post covers some of the context of where our platform came from, and what changes happened in the co ...
Comparison Between Rev.com And VideoTranslator.ai

Comparison Between Rev.com And VideoTranslator.ai

Kathleen Aikin These days, there are a large number of video editing tools available. The majority of these can add captions, or add subtitles, to your video. However, to do this we first need a transcript of the audio or video content. Given the number of video tr ...
Product Update: May 2019

Product Update: May 2019

Video Translator Engineering We have been putting in for a number of grant applications in the innovation space. One of the applications needed a small video as part of the application process. The video covers the basic use cases, and we added the captions to the asset. Please ...
Patch Notes: May 2019

Patch Notes: May 2019

Video Translator Engineering There are a number of bug fixes and patches, which may affect your user experience. Fixes include (a) and upload bug, (b) a naming convention enhancement, © a UI timing bug, (d) UI help bug, and (e) UI folder bug. May 2019: Upload Bug Previously ...
Visual Guide: Free Trial Registration

Visual Guide: Free Trial Registration

Tat Banerjee Everyone likes to try before they buy. This post is a visual guide to how to sign up for the free trial, and logging into the Video Translator platform. This post covers: Sign up for the free trial Select your preferred languages Verify your email a ...
How To Use Auto Overlay To Simplify Transcription

How To Use Auto Overlay To Simplify Transcription

Tat Banerjee We got this video from OSL Brokerage’s LinkedIn page. We are not suggesting that we have any relationship with OSL, and largely, we are using this content to demonstrate the process by which video content can be translated. This specific video ...
We Just Launched And We Need Luck

We Just Launched And We Need Luck

Tat Banerjee For the last 2 years or so, we have been working on a new platform which we think will be super useful for content creators. This includes marketers for exporters, tourism concerns, media shops and everyday folks looking to build brands and businesse ...
We Have An Explainer Video

We Have An Explainer Video

Tat Banerjee We are a Sydney based, media focused technology platform provider, looking to make the world a more accessible place. Our primary value proposition is a transcription and translation platform, with a focus on audio and video content. Video Translator ...
Bleeding Edge AI: How A DeepMind Just Beat Team Liquid At StarCraft II

Bleeding Edge AI: How A DeepMind Just Beat Team Liquid At StarCraft II

Video Translator Engineering If you didn’t catch it, last Thursday January 24, 2019 DeepMind’s new AI, AlphaStar beat a Team Liquid player Grzegorz Komincz, also known as MaNa in a professional game of StarCraft II. What are we talking about? StarCraft II is a real-t ...
How To Add A Forum To Your Website

How To Add A Forum To Your Website

Video Translator Engineering Given we are getting super close to launch, there are a lot of conversations with prospects who are keen to use our product. We get many (welcome) questions from prospects/clients on how to use the platform. Additionally, because we are a new start u ...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Tat Banerjee We had a very good 2018 here at Video Translator. While a challenging year, the majority of the platform was built in 2018. Oddly, doing hard things well is enormously empowering, if a little scary. Important events in 2018 included: Moved into Fish ...
Visual Guides: How To Add Languages

Visual Guides: How To Add Languages

Tat Banerjee We look at how to add languages for transcription, translation and transliteration. That is, assume we have a video in English. We now need to translate into French and German. We need to add French and add German into our account, before the transcr ...
Welcome to Video Translator

Welcome to Video Translator

Tat Banerjee Welcome to the Video Translator. We are a Sydney based, media focused technology platform provider, looking to make the world a more accessible place. Our primary value proposition is a translation platform, with a focus on video translation. Video T ...