Omny Studio launches speech-to-text transcription service

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Omny Studio has announced the launch of an automated transcription tool.

The new speech-to-text functionality will be added to Omny’s existing platform, enabling radio stations and podcasters to transcribe their content.

“The automated transcription of audio is an important enabler to growing its discoverability,” said head of digital product & innovation at Southern Cross Austereo Chris Johnson.

“Omny’s latest transcription capability will not only assist with audio production, but will help optimise audio for search engines, social media and AI platforms.”

Omny will leverage Amazon Transcribe and the Speechmatics’ advanced automatic speech recognition (ASR) engines, allowing publishers to transcribe their audio with 29 different language options.

These options include American, British and Australian English as well as Spanish, Danish and French.

The transcription can then be edited in Omny Studio and exported into industry standard subtitle formats WebVTT and SRT.

“We’re committed to ensuring that we arm our clients with the tools they need to excel in the on-demand audio space,” said CEO of Omny Studio Sharon Taylor.

“In the first release of this feature, on top of repurposing interviews and breaking news for written articles, radio producers will be able to search through our on-air archive for specific topics or keywords.”

A future upgrade, scheduled for later this year, will see transcriptions incorporated into Omny’s embed players and stand-alone web players.

The next version of  Omny Studio’s audiogram tools will also integrate word-by-word subtitles to further enhance sharing audio on social media.

Omny Studio are the creators of the leading on-demand audio publishing platform for broadcasters and enterprise podcasters.

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