Telestream Debuts Stanza, A Subscription-Based Broadcast-Quality Captioning/Subtitling Solution
Telestream, a global provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for video production and distribution, has introduced Stanza, a new high-quality captioning and subtitling software product designed for large and small companies alike. Stanza, the company says, “provides a low-cost entry point for organizations requiring high-end captioning capabilities by offering a subscription-based OPEX business model.”
Providing accurate closed captions and subtitles are critically important aspects of video content creation as legal requirements in many regions of the world mandate this information be made available for hearing impaired viewers. To help address the challenges of remote working, the client-server deployment model of Stanza allows captioning editors to work from any location from a simple browser-based editing console, regardless of where media files are stored. Stanza uses the Telestream GLIM engine to play back original high-res files instantly without any need to create and transfer proxy images.
“With Stanza, large media files do not need to be downloaded or moved across a local area network, nor do proxies need to be created to work on captioning projects,” says Scott Matics, Telestream senior director of product management. “And with its built-in access to Timed Text Speech auto-transcription and integration with Vantage and Timed Text Flip transcoding and processing, Stanza represents a powerful new way to automate more of the caption creation process.”
With the ability to run on Windows, MacOS and Linux, Stanza is platform agnostic, giving editors and captioning agencies flexibility. Stanza includes optional access to the AI-powered Timed Text Speech auto-transcription service which supports more than 100 languages. Stanza also integrates with the Vantage Timed Text Flip text transcoder and processor to provide automation for captioning workflows.
Matics said: “With Stanza, companies of all sizes, as well as independent transcriptionists, can now create and edit broadcast-grade, high-quality captions and subtitles more efficiently and more cost-effectively than ever before. This represents the future of closed captioning and subtitling workflows.”
Stanza is built upon the Telestream Media Framework, the same technology that underpins several Telestream products and services such as the Vantage Media Processing Platform and Telestream Cloud Transform. The Media Framework includes format and container support developed from more than 20 years of experience, having been tested in challenging broadcast use cases around the world.