Detroit Section January 2020 Meeting Notice (Preliminary)

Maynard, Frank J

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

Detroit Section Meeting Notice

January 2020

Joint meeting with Chapter 82, Society of Broadcast Engineers

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: TBA

Speaker: Bill Bennett, Media Solutions Account Manager, ENCO

Subject: The Case to Caption Everything

A presentation to illustrate the importance of captioning all of your media, from regulatory compliance needs to an improved consumer experience and greater monetization of your assets.

In this presentation, ENCO will:

  • Explain Automated Speech Recognition and how it applies to captioning of video and audio content
  • Describe the benefits and drawbacks of today's various captioning methods
  • Discuss the US regulatory captioning environment, its predicted future, and penalties
  • Explore how the regulatory environment will impact content creators, publishers, venue designers and owners, and systems integrators
  • Overview some new benefits from ASR, such as creation of sidecar simple text file transcripts that are highly searchable, text-based search and navigation of video and audio assets, improved customer experiences by finding the content they want, transcripts of meetings and events or important audio communications, translation for a global marketplace, live and on-demand, and search-engine optimization for improved Internet search results for finding your captioned media.

Time-permitting, Bill will also briefly discuss ENCO's new live cloud backup, playout and disaster recovery system for radio stations.


No charge to attend - Non-members and friends welcome.

A no-host Managers' Dinner will be at 5:30 pm. Location TBA. All are invited to join us.



Frank Maynard, CPBE


Supervisor of Technical Operations

Engineering Department