Starfish Technologies Audio Description / Video Description

Audio Description / Video Description Datasheet

Customers using our AD products include: Ericsson Media Services, Sky and Deluxe in the U.K. Titelbild and Deutsche Hörfilm in Germany, Titra Film in France, MediaLT in Norway, ERT in Greece and the Substation in Australia.

Also known as Video Description or Descriptive Video – products for creating industry standard ESEF files, producing linear BWAV audio files and 24/25 frame rate conversion.

Audio Description is an additional commentary that describes what is happening on the screen or the stage for people who have difficulty seeing the action, body language, facial expressions, costume or scenery.

Royal National Institute of the Blind – London, UK

Starfish engineers have been involved with the development of AD technology since 1999.

AD Work Flow

We offer the Advantage Audio Description product range that can provide an end-to-end AD system, starting with a single AD authoring workstation and expanding through to managed workflow systems for broadcasters implementing automated AD transmission.


Captioning and Subtitiling

Our specialist products for captioning and subtitling applications include file QC, real time decoding of Teletext closed captions into burnt-in or DVB subtitles, embedding captions into transport stream files and a soph