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Telestream Integrates Nexidia QC Caption Verification Tool into Vantage Workflow Automation

Nexidia's natural language solution helps Vantage partners such as iTunes, Netflix and Amazon, meet FCC requirements.
Posted Aug 27, 2014
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Nexidia, a developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, and Telestream, a provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced a partnership that gives Telestream Vantage users an integrated quality control (QC) solution for caption and language verification.

Nexidia QC, Nexidia's software tool for automating QC of closed captions, video descriptions, and languages for broadcast and IP workflows, is now available as part of the Telestream Vantage v6.3 file-based workflow automation system. The integration will help ensure that Vantage users are in compliance with requirements from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other regulators around the world.

The FCC requires that closed captions be complete and in sync for any program that goes to air and for any previously broadcasted program that is subsequently streamed or otherwise made available online. 

Nexidia QC provides a natural-language verification tool for captions and language identification that integrates into broadcast and IP workflows. In the integration with Vantage, Nexidia QC can be inserted at any point in the Vantage workflow. Telestream Vantage offers a suite of file-based tools for performing high-quality transcoding and frame-rate conversion that scales to accommodate multiple programs and platforms.

"Nexidia QC is a patented verification tool for captions and language identification that is unlike anything else out there," said Drew Lanham, senior vice president and general manager of Nexidia's Media and Entertainment division, in a statement. "When you add it to Telestream's workflow automation and orchestration tool you get efficiencies that streamline the entire delivery and QC process into a single automated workflow. The Nexidia QC integration enables Telestream Vantage users to utilize Nexidia QC's full functionality anywhere in the Vantage workflow, ensuring that media meets FCC regulations and caption and language requirements from partners like iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon." 

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