Release of Stellar Auto Gap Detection for AD Scripting
One of the challenges when writing Audio Description scripts for a program is finding the gaps in the dialog, into which audio descriptions can be inserted. In some genres this can be a real challenge as there are few gaps and a lot of dialog.
Historically the script writer would have to work through the program listening to the program and inserting descriptions where there is space and working out how much description can fit into the available gap.
Yella Umbrella have added a new Gap Detection function to their Stellar timed text and audio tool set. Auto Gap Detection uses web based Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) to detect the program dialog, find the gaps and create empty text boxes on the timeline, ready for the script writer.
The script writer can then work through each text box in turn knowing the position and the amount of time available. As the script is written Stellar indicates the word count available at the speaking speed (words per minute) that is required by the client. This helps work out the best description that will fit into the time available.
Stellar also provides all the tools for a voice artist to record the descriptions, or to use a wide range of Synthetic Voices to create the description audio. The resulting audio track can then be delivered as an audio track, mixed with the program audio or video or as a Pro Tools project file.
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