Jim Tierney, Chief Anarchist at Digital Anarchy, is back to go in-depth on Transcriptive, their new speech-to-text plug-in for Adobe Premier Pro. Jim details how transcriptions can be useful as part of the editing process, not just as documentation of a video or a caption. The magic is done through IBM’s Watson or Speechmatics processing, and Jim gives us the details of what works well and what still needs improvement in speech technology. What his future plans are for Transcriptive, and why Digital Anarchy decided to tackle this particular project are all part of the discussion.
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Jim Tierney is a pioneer in the development of plugins for motion graphics, animation and video editing. During the 1990’s, Jim worked for software companies like MetaTools, Atomic Power and Cycore. He helped create graphics products like Bryce, Evolution and Final Effects. After working on After Effects plugins for six years, Jim thought it was finally time to get out there and do some of his own. So he did, and Digital Anarchy was born in 2001. Connect with them on Facebook and Twitter, and follow Jim himself on Twitter.