Why CaptiVision?

CaptiVision offers a complete suite of features that address the needs of individual steno or voice captioners, as well as larger multi-user captioning operations. CaptiVision may be purchased as a stand-alone product or as an add-on to the Winner Steno or Voice Editions. CaptiVision has been entrusted with the task of captioning the most visible and time-sensitive events.

CaptiVision has been designed specifically for the court reporters which use a stenotype machine to produce a verbatim record of a proceeding. The following is an overview of the features and benefits of the ProCAT Winner.

Voice-to-Caption:

  • Add the ProCAT Winner Voice Edition module to your system to use your voice and steno as sources of input for closed captioning.

Encoder compatibility:

  • CaptiVision is compatible with both the North American line-21 encoders and the European teletext encoders. Visit our Resources page for information on the line-21 encoders that have been tested with CaptiVision. You may contact the encoder manufacturers or your ProCAT sales team to purchase an
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Simultaneous Media and Web Captioning:

  • CaptiVision enables you to send your captions to the Web and a broadcaster simultaneously.

Extensive Caption Logging:

  • Enable the “caption” logging feature in CaptiVision for use with third-party webcasting products.

Realtime:

  • Artificial intelligence technology assures conflict-free translation
  • Enhanced phonetic translation improves legibility
  • Foreign language support (i.e. Spanish, French, etc.)
  • Single-keystroke formatting commands
  • Full format control via stenotype keyboard
  • Internet broadcasting of captions (visit us at http://www.webcaption.com for additional information
  • History window that logs every caption
  • Instant editing enables a caption coordinator to clean up captions
  • Automatic number conversion enhances the presentation of numbers
  • Seamless transition from realtime to script mode
  • Dictionary juggle
  • Instant access to the user dictionary from the CaptiVision window
  • Background audio recording of event
  • Full encoder control during realtime. User may control encoder functions from the stenotype or the keyboard
  • Realtime transmission from script or writer
  • Quick transition from script mode to realtime translation

Story Manager:

  • The most robust story manager
  • Foreign languages support (i.e. Spanish, French, etc.)
  • Import stories from various formats
  • Export captions in several widely accepted formats (i.e. RTF, HTML, etc.)
  • Rearrange stories using a drag-and-drop technique
  • Skip or add stories on-the-fly
  • Color-coded icons to identify a queued story, story-in-progress, and queued caption
  • Single-keystroke story queuing mechanism
  • Create stories using CaptiVision editor
  • Maintain a complete log of captions transmitted
  • Re-transmit captions from history window
  • Foreign language support
We have compiled a list of popular line-21 caption encoder manufacturers for your reference. Please contact these manufacturers for questions regarding their products.

The completeness and accuracy of this information was checked at the time of publication. Please notify the webmaster if the information has been changed or is no longer valid.

EEG Enterprises
586 Main Street
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Tel:   516/293-7472
Fax:   516/293-7417
Email: vbi@eegent.com 

EEG 470 Caption Encoder

Evertz Microsystems
3465 Mainway
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
L7M 1A9
Tel:   905/335-3700
Fax:   905/335-3573
Email: sales@evertz.com
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Link Electronics
2137 Rust Ave.
Cape Girardeau, MOi 63703
Tel:   573/334 4433
Fax:   573/334 9255
Email: sales@linkelectronics.com
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Norpak Corporation
10 Hearst Way
Kanata, Ontario, Canada
K2L 2P4
Tel:   613/592-4164
Fax:   613/592-6560
Email: info@norpak.ca

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SoftTouch
6196 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745-3100
Tel: 301/749-1484
Email: SoftEncode@aol.com
Note: The above requires a full size desktop computer.
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Please visit the web sites for the above vendors for more recent models and additional information.

The hardware requirements listed below are intended for a single-user, realtime CaptiVision software. Please review the items listed below under the heading “Additional Equipment” if you intend to use CaptiVision in an Offline, realtime captioning.

Processor 2.4 Ghz Intel i5 or equivalent. i3 processors are not recommended. 3.2 GHz Intel i7 is highly recommended.
Memory 8 GB is the minimum requirement for CaptiVision. 16 GB is strongly recommended.
Audio You may use the AudioTrack feature in your Winner software to record audio portion of a program synchronized with your captions.  A good quality microphone is needed to record the ambient sounds.
Video Higher resolution screens offer a larger viewable area.  A 1024X768 resolution is a minimum requirement.  Higher density screens will make your viewing area more clear.
USB  USB ports enable a user to add external devices to a computer.  A minimum of two USB ports are required.  Additional ports may be introduced by using a USB hub.
Serial Port A minimum of two serial ports are needed for receiving “shorthand” notes from a writer and “feeding” an encoder. You may alternatively use an ethernet port to communicate with the encoder.
Modem An external modem is needed to communicate remotely with a broadcaster.  The use of a modem that is equipped with a UART chip is highly recommended.   Use of a “WinModem” is discouraged.
Hard Drive Amount of information you may store on your computer depends on the size of the hard drive. Minimum hard drive requirement is 500 GB. 700 GB or higher capacity hard drives are recommended.
Mouse Any Windows compatible mouse or pointing device.
Operating System Microsoft Windows7 or later platforms are supported. Windows Vista or earlier are not recommended.

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