EEG Video has announced the launch of Scheduling for our popular Lexi Automatic Captioning service. Available for both Lexi and the Lexi Local on-premises/off-cloud solutions, Scheduling is a powerful new workflow enhancement that makes it easy to schedule, monitor, and manage captioning jobs.
Scheduling is an advanced calendaring feature that allows Lexi users to program a future start and end time for automatic captioning of their content. Recurring events can also be set up for regularly scheduled programming. With the addition of Scheduling, show or event technical producers can set and forget Lexi’s automatic captioning service, ensuring that captions will appear as planned so they can concentrate on other real-time details of their content.
The new scheduling feature also helps Lexi users save money, since automatic caption delivery can now be set precisely for the content’s beginning and end times. Scheduling will be particularly beneficial to users of EEG’s Falcon Live Streaming RTMP Caption Encoder, who increasingly depend on Lexi for live captioning of streaming content and events for education, e-learning, government, corporate, entertainment, independent productions, and more.
Scheduling further streamlines Lexi workflows with the new Instances capability. Lexi users can employ Instances to create a template for easy duplication of settings across different sessions, to specify that the same language, Topic Models, Access Code, caption appearance, and more are uniform for each desired session. In this way, Instances saves Lexi users time during setup while also reducing the chance of error.
Lexi is capable of delivering over 90% accuracy in English, Spanish, and French for many common media types—optimal for improving compliance and accessibility on currently uncovered material. As a cloud service, Lexi instinctively learns new data for global news and entertainment. Lexi can also monitor user-supplied URLs to absorb and leverage new data to match current on-air media transcriptions.
“The release of Scheduling reflects Lexi’s ongoing evolution based on customer feedback,” says Bill McLaughlin, VP of Product Development for EEG Video. “As the adoption of cloud-based automatic captioning increases, users expect these solutions to integrate more permanently and smoothly into their day-to-day production. Lexi’s new capability further reduces the learning curve and time commitment to successfully deploy live automatic captioning.”