CJ on Kaltura Webinar

CJ on Kaltura Webinar

by Josh Miller in Events

3Play Media recently joined the Kaltura Exchange, a global marketplace for video application developers and service providers to connect with the Kaltura platform.  As part of the Exchange launch, Kaltura has asked that we join them in a webinar to talk about…

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Updated June 3, 2019
3Play Welcomes Tole Khesin to the Team

3Play Welcomes Tole Khesin to the Team

by Josh Miller in Company + Culture

3Play Media is excited to announce a new team member to the executive management team, Tole Khesin.  Our new director of marketing, Tole joins in conjunction with our recent seed financing. Tole is a serial entrepreneur and fits well with the 3Play…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Interactive transcripts: more than just closed captioning

Interactive transcripts: more than just closed captioning

by Josh Miller in User Engagement

We at 3Play Media are very excited about some work we’ve been doing in collaboration with Michael Lawson at MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program (ILP).  Today marks the first public launch of the time-synchronized transcripts that we’ve talked a fair bit about, or…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Google brings buzz to captions like never before

Google brings buzz to captions like never before

by Josh Miller in Video Accessibility

Just the other day Google announced its intentions to automatically generate closed caption files on a select group of YouTube files.  The story quickly made it to the NY Times and all over the blogosphere, as it rightfully should.  The idea is…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Video University Catching On

Video University Catching On

by Josh Miller in Industry Trends

The expansive growth of online video has clearly been driven by the likes of YouTube and Hulu, two sites that focus on very different content publishers.  You’ve got the high budget sitcom across the table from the five minute, no-budget home video. …

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Updated June 3, 2019
Adventures in Speech Recognition, II

Adventures in Speech Recognition, II

by CJ Johnson in Industry Trends

Drove to Manchester, NH and back this morning, borrowing a family member’s car for the trip.  On the way up, we were listening to a well-crafted 80s mix CD, when I switched lanes, accidentally hit a button on the steering wheel’s control…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Finding a Compass for Online Video

Finding a Compass for Online Video

by Josh Miller in Company + Culture

The last time you searched for a video, did you happen upon it by accident or did you have an idea of what you were looking for at the outset of your quest?  If you’re anything like me, your general searches are…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Accessibility Act is Back At Bat

Accessibility Act is Back At Bat

by Josh Miller in Video Accessibility

We’re excited to say that Ed Markey (MA) is at it again.  Our local Representative has re-introduced the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2009 (HR 3101).  The previous version died in the House due to a lack of co-sponsorship…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Accuracy Still a Problem for Google’s Ears

Accuracy Still a Problem for Google’s Ears

by Josh Miller in Industry Trends

As we’ve discussed, speech recognition can be a very powerful tool.  But it can’t quite complete the transcription process all on its own.  There is still a gap between what its capabilities are and what would be a high quality, legible transcript. …

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Updated June 3, 2019
On Accuracy, Part 2: What does accurate even mean?

On Accuracy, Part 2: What does accurate even mean?

by Josh Miller in Industry Trends

A couple weeks ago, CJ laid out how detrimental just a few percentage points of inaccuracy can be to the integrity of a transcript.  Even at 99% accuracy, there are residual effects on the overall results that may jeopardize the true quality. …

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Updated June 3, 2019
Getting the most out of your video content

Getting the most out of your video content

by Josh Miller in Industry Trends

Not all content is created equal.  9 billion streams in April suggest that online video is pretty exciting.  When compared to traditional text content, video is more visually stimulating and can convey tone and emotion in ways that written words may struggle…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Adventures in Speech Recognition

Adventures in Speech Recognition

by CJ Johnson in Industry Trends

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the traditional metrics for accuracy in transcription.  Every now and then, we’ll run across an egregious mistake from an automatic speech recognizer (ASR) that’s pretty funny.   Check out this one from today.  In an…

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Updated June 3, 2019

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