SMPTE DC Section Meeting - June 2016

Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 19:00 to 21:00
NAB Headquarters
1771 N Street, NW
20036 Washington, DC
United States
Event Details: 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

7:00pm: Social, Networking & Refreshments (sponsored by Enco)
7:30pm: Meeting, & Presentation

NAB Headquarters
1771 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Gilbert  Felix, Enco

PROGRAM: EnCaption Automated Live Captioning

Closed Captioning is now required on a wide range of programs. including both conventional broadcast and internally used "broadcasts" that must comply with various ADA requirements.  Creating captions for live events, meetings, and conferences is a complex process when external captioning services are used - requiring audio to be sent out, and caption data returned to the facility's caption encoders.  Being able to create live captions using voice-recognition technology has been on wish lists for many years and is now beginning to mature into a viable approach.  EnCaption, one such approach, will be discussed and demonstrated.


​In an effort to better predict turnout we are going to try using Eventbrite for monthly meetings.  If you expect to attend please register by 6/15.  There is no obligation, and unregistered walk-ins are still welcome, but this will help us gauge room size and refreshment orders in advance.


The NAB building is at the junction of N Street, 18th Street, and Connecticut Avenue, just south of DuPont Circle.  There is street and garage parking on many blocks in the vicinity - check signs and meters for hours!  The closest METRO stops are DuPont Circle (Red line - two blocks) and Farragut West (Orange/Blue lines - four blocks)