San Jose, CA (August 29, 2022) – XL8, a Silicon Valley tech company providing AI-powered machine translation technology optimized for media content, will unveil its MediaCAT platform for seamless, AI-based media localization at IBC 2022, Booth #6C29. This powerful web-based platform adds asset management, editing, and automation capabilities to complement XL8’s existing content services.
MediaCAT can automatically extract lines from media content, match the timecode, and translate content to the desired language pair — or multiple language pairs simultaneously. The platform enables in-line post-editing and the addition of synthetic dubbing or voice-overs, allowing users to audition specific voices quickly with just a few clicks.
“Content owners and service providers are under increasing pressure to meet the exploding worldwide demand for media titles and deliver hyper-localized translated media to a growing number of platforms,” said Janice Pearson, SVP of Sales and Strategy at XL8. “They need tools that not only automate and streamline the process but also scale to work at the speed of their business.”
Adding these new capabilities to XL8’s existing suite of Machine Translation Post-Edit (MTPE) services makes MediaCAT the most convenient and unified translation solution available for human translators. MediaCAT will allow users to edit timecode and set limits per segment for a translated subtitle in-line within the tool. These features significantly reduce tedious and repetitive tasks often associated with traditional translation workflows since XL8’s translation engine is specifically optimized for media content translation.
At IBC, XL8 is also previewing its EventCAT platform, which will complement XL8’s existing live subtitling capabilities for live broadcasts and events and provide an on/offline interpretation platform supported by a global network of thousands of interpreters.
The combination of MediaCAT and EventCAT allows linguists to streamline their workflows while unlocking the full power of Artificial Intelligence to support efficient and cost-effective media and conversational localization. All products and services are designed to help localization professionals with the power of XL8’s human-like machine translation engine.
XL8’s full array of media content services includes text and subtitle translations; auto subtitling based on speech recognition through ASR, auto-captioning, synchronization; and synthesized dubbing and voice-overs. The company’s translation technology is distinguished from other competitive offerings through its use of Context Awareness models to translate colloquial phrases better. Context awareness allows the technology to truly “localize” content instead of simply translating it “word for word.” XL8’s translation engines can also incorporate specific language formalities by recognizing the relationships between words and characters.
XL8 was founded in 2019 by technical executives from Google and Apple, both with an advanced degree in Computer Science from Columbia University. A Silicon Valley tech company at its core, XL8 takes AI-powered machine translation (MT), specially optimized for media content, to the next level. Its advanced technology allows significantly more efficient workflows by providing: in-line editing, automated media transcription with time coding, automated subtitling, synthesized voice dubbing, real-time meeting interpretation, and live subtitling. XL8’s uniquely specialized translation engines have been built from the ground up utilizing professionally trained, human-perfected subtitles curated from the media industry’s top content producers. XL8’s “secret sauce” offers media-focused translation accuracy up to 40% higher than other generally available MT services. Since its inception, XL8 has surpassed translating 500,000 hours of content and more than 2.5 billion words and currently supports more than 66 language pairs. For more information, visit xl8.ai.
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