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
When are video captions mandatory?

When are video captions mandatory?

by Josh Miller in Video Accessibility

Download the Brief: Sections 508 and 504: Closed Captioning and Web Accessibility Requirements As you may have noticed, just about every program you watch on television offers closed captioning functionality.  However, videos online rarely have captions available.  At the same time, Federal…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Transcription and Custom Manufacturing …. (?!)

Transcription and Custom Manufacturing …. (?!)

by CJ Johnson in Industry Trends

One of the hotter topics of conversation in the business world is custom manufacturing. The advent of intelligent software and machinery, in concert with innovation in the organization and application of human labor, creates opportunity for applying the benefits of the manufacturing…

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Updated June 3, 2019
So where does the name 3Play Media come from?

So where does the name 3Play Media come from?

by Josh Miller in Company + Culture

Naming a company may be one of the most difficult brain teasers of the first 30 days.  There are even sites out there to help you come up with a hip Web 2.0 name.  As an aside, I highly recommend watching the…

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Updated June 3, 2019
Welcome!

Welcome!

by Josh Miller in Company + Culture

Welcome to the 3Play Media blog.  We’ve been building our company for almost two years and we’re especially excited about the progress we’ve made recently.   In this blog, we’ll talk about all kinds of things in the world of transcription, captioning,…

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Updated June 3, 2019

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