EEG To Debut Courier and Scribe

EEG, the Emmy Award-winning innovators in closed captioning, have announced that Courier and Scribe will debut at the upcoming 2015 NAB Show. Together, these advanced tools represent a powerful new solution for efficient and secure post production or near-to-air closed caption creation.

EEG’s Courier is a secure, cloud-driven, workflow manager for exchanging media proxies for closed captioning – complete with built in transcoding, fast file transfers, full content protection, and automatic progress notifications that users can control remotely.

Users access Courier through an easy-to-use desktop app, which performs fast, automatic, transcoding of large HD master assets to lower-resolution captioning proxies, and securely uploads the watermarked files to storage on EEG’s iCap Cloud for profile-driven job delivery to colleagues or commercial caption service providers. Flexible cloud-driven user account management makes workflow control and job assignment seamless, while keeping it simple to limit and track access to valuable media asset proxies.

Scribe is a new standalone professional caption editing tool. It is the first tool to provide full secure integration with Courier, enabling transcribers and editors to stream content only as a non-transferable proxy from the cloud. With Scribe, captioners can rapidly create a complete timed transcription from a Courier proxy or other media asset, and upload it for instant delivery to a registered client with a single click. The originating facility can then inspect, approve, and download the project, all from a Web browser, or for near-to-air projects, download the completed caption file automatically for faster-than-real-time stitching back to a local high-resolution master asset that never left the facility.

Scribe/Courier is fully compatible with iCap, EEG’s award-winning Secure Realtime Captioning System. The result is a completely integrated solution for editing and repurposing of live captioned programming and clips, one which makes the captioning process far more efficient and secure for a wide range of post production facilities, near-to-air content creators, and Web video editors.

“More video content is being created and distributed than ever before, and despite tight production schedules, accessibility is demanded by consumers and by new laws,” says Bill McLaughlin, VP of Product Development for EEG. “It became clear that a completely new kind of captioning solution was needed – one which was easy to use and cost-effective for small producers, but scalable for the highest-volume applications. The iCap system has transformed the way realtime captioning is delivered, and with Scribe and Courier, modern file transfer technology and integrated workflow control can provide the edge that content owners and transcription service providers need in offline caption preparation and delivery.”

Visit EEG at Booth #SL7624 throughout NAB 2015 to experience Courier and Scribe, and learn more about the complete range of available solutions.

EEG will also present an important white paper session on “Recommended Practices for Closed Captioning Quality Compliance” at the 2015 NAB Show.

The session is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 13, from 1-1:30 PM, at meeting room S219 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It will be presented by Bill McLaughlin, VP of Product Development for EEG.

The presentation will serve as an essential update to broadcast and post production professionals seeking expert guidance on compliance with the FCC’s latest requirements for closed caption quality. Important new technical and workflow requirements for broadcasters, caption service providers and multi-channel video providers will be explained. In addition, EEG will be introducing new methods for achieving zero delay captioning in live programming.


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