Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dynamic Captioning

A team of researchers from China and Singapore say they have come up with a new way to do captioning. In what's called dynamic captioning, the text appears in translucent talk bubbles next to the speaker to better reflect the speaker's identity and vocal dynamics. When narrator speaks or the person speaking is off screen, the words appear at the bottom as they do in the typical captioning process. Meng Wang from China's Hefei University of Technology led the research.