Revolutionary Speech Recognition Prompting Control System adds Efficiencies to Highly Automated New Studio
Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb), a national broadcaster for the German states of Berlin and Brandenburg has installed advanced voice-controlled teleprompting solutions from Autoscript in an innovative new studio. Located in Berlin, at the state-of-the-art Crossmedia News Centre (CNC), the latest project has built in automation to minimise the number of control staff required in case of breaking news.
‘Voice’ is a revolutionary new addition to WinPlus-IP, Autoscript’s industry-leading fully IP-enabled prompting software solution. Designed for the next generation of live television production, Voice actively monitors the production audio feed to automatically advance the script as the words are spoken. Real time speech recognition combined with proprietary algorithms and advanced pattern matching ensures that the script always scrolls in perfect synchronisation with the presenter.
Munich-based Progl+Gerlach provided consultation to rbb on the requirements for a voice controlled prompter system. “We installed a plug’n’play demo system at the rbb for their presenters to trial in offline test broadcasts over several weeks.” Said Oliver Gerlach, partner – Progl+Gerlach. “After successful testing by the presenters and the studio technicians, we supported the install of the system and integration into the CNC. The system is now used in live daily programming with our continued technical support”.
rbb is the first broadcaster in Germany to incorporate advanced Voice prompting into its programming. The system is used to produce ‘rbb24’, a regional news programme that airs three times daily on weekdays.
The highly automated CNC studio was put into operation in the immediate vicinity of the editorial offices as part of the project, in which television and social video formats can be created together. With Autoscript WinPlus-IP and Intelligent Prompting solutions already in wide use at rbb, Voice was the natural choice to add automated prompting controlled by presenters without the need for additional staff in the control room.
The CNC studio is designed to produce programming with little effort across multiple playout channels. In the automated control room, only two people are responsible for conducting all programs, and in the event of breaking news, the presenter can also switch “on air” alone”.
Autoscript Voice is a licensable option for WinPlus-IP prompting software.
Autoscript’s full Intelligent Prompting range including EPIC-IP and EVO-IP prompt monitors will be on display at IBC2022 at the Videndum Production Solutions stand, 11.C40.
More information on Autoscript Intelligent Prompting solutions is available at www.autoscript.tv/intelligent-prompting/
Autoscript, a Videndum plc brand, is the leading global provider of professional teleprompting equipment to broadcasters.
Established in 1984, Autoscript manufactures reliable, premium-quality hardware and software solutions for both networks and stand-alone operations. The Autoscript Intelligent Prompting system is the world’s first fully IP-enabled, end-to-end prompting workflow. Intelligent Prompting devices, including the innovative EVO-IP prompt monitor, connect to WinPlus-IP prompting software via an IP network, enabling extremely flexible integration and operation in any location with network access.
For more information, visit www.autoscript.tv.
Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg is a public broadcaster for the German states of Berlin and Brandenburg. For more information, visit www.rbb24.de
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