Captionmax transitions to Starfish audio description software
Reading, UK, 18th October 2018: Starfish Technologies, a pioneer in Audio Description (Video Description) technology, today announced that Captionmax, one of North America's largest full-service media accessibility companies, has purchased and implemented multiple licenses for Starfish’s Advantage Audio Description workstation and linear audio processing software.
The sale is a significant advance into the North American market for Starfish, based in part on product developments that enable Advantage to precisely match framerates and other technical parameters that are specific to the US market.
Moreover, the companies will collaborate on developing future, commercially viable features that will benefit current and prospective customers of both companies.
Captionmax President and CEO Truck Morrison said, “We have been anxious to migrate to a contemporary description software system that we knew could scale with us well into the future.”
Brian Gebhart, Captionmax’s Description Supervisor, added, “The Advantage workstation is the best description tool on the market. The user interface, audio controls, and timing features all help to ensure that our writers are able to create accurate, seamless, expressive descriptions for our clients’ content. And the folks at Starfish have been incredible partners, adding several enhancements to optimize the software for our workflow.”
Starfish Marketing Director Peter Blatchford said, “Captionmax is a leading provider of audio description in the US. Its clients include many of the biggest names in media and entertainment plus well-known corporate, academic, and government organisations. Their scope and market leadership is both broad and highly respected, and we are delighted to be working alongside them to further those ambitions. We are delighted they have committed to fulfilling their future Audio Description deliveries to our technology.”
For more information on Starfish Advantage and other products, visit www.starfish.tv.