21 Apr '15, 2pm

Disney Does Better Dubbing: More than 9,600 alternatives found for "clean swatches"

Disney Does Better Dubbing: More than 9,600 alternatives found for "clean swatches"

Bad dubbing on foreign films could one day be replaced with better lip-synched audio with the aid of software from Disney Research. Speech redubbing, used for the translation of movies, television shows and video games into another language, or the removal of offensive language for television networks, usually involves careful scripting to choose words that match lip motions and a subsequent re-recording by actors. The weakness of dubbing lies in how easy it is to detect even subtle discrepancies between spoken words and facial motions. To overcome this challenge, scientists at Disney Research Pittsburgh and the University of East Anglia in England are developing automated video redubbing strategies that find plausible word sequences to match actors' speech motions. They relied on the extreme level of ambiguity inherent in reading lips to increase the number of word possib...

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