Live speech-to-text closed captions, T@H improvements, new features ...

Live speech-to-text closed captions, T@H improvements, new features …

A new major version of Clevercast is now available. It includes a much-anticipated feature: the ability to add multilingual live captions to a live stream via an automatic speech-to-text conversion and translation. Additionally, it includes a number of other features, improvements and bug fixes.   Multilingual live captions Clevercast now allows you to add multilingual […]

Getting the most out of Clevercast Player

Getting the most out of Clevercast Player

Use of Clevercast Player is included in all our plans. It is an interactive HTML5 player that works on all modern browsers and devices. It can be embedded on your site and on a third-party platform by simply copying the embed code from Clevercast. Alternatively, you can use its javascript API to instantiate it. Unlike YouTube […]

Adding multilingual closed captions to a live stream by transcription in real-time

Adding multilingual closed captions to a live stream by transcription in real-time

Clevercast Translate@Home supports adding multilingual closed captions for a live stream through transcription in real-time. This transcription can be automatically translated by Clevercast into closed captions in multiple languages. Alternatively, you can use automatic speech-to-text conversion with translation. See our multilingual closed captions manual for more info.   Generating the closed captions in real-time You can add […]

Using Translate@Home for hybrid events

Using Translate@Home for hybrid events

Clevercast Translate@Home now supports remote simultaneous interpretation of hybrid events. This means that simultaneous translation via T@H is available to two kinds of users: live stream viewers, who can watch the translated video stream in large numbers via our video player which is embedded on a site or platform of their choice event participants, at the […]

Testing interpreter connections for Translate@Home

Testing interpreter connections for Translate@Home

Clevercast now offers a quick and easy way to test whether an interpreter’s internet connection to Clevercast is sufficiently fast and stable. This test can be performed by (potential) interpreters prior to an event. This way you can find out, without wasting anyone’s time, whether or not a particular connection is suitable for remote simultaneous […]

Embedding a multilingual player in Swapcard

Embedding a multilingual player in Swapcard

Swapcard is an end-to-end event platform for virtual and hybrid events. It allows you to embed an external video player. This way you can easily integrate Clevercast’s multilingual live streaming player into your Swapcard events. This tutorial explains how to embed our player in Swapcard. This is possible for both multilingual live and pseudo-live events. […]

Updated plans and new price calculator

Updated plans and new price calculator

As of October 24 we have made some adjustments to our plans and pricing. In addition, we launched a brand new price calculator that you can use to instantly generate a quote for any type of plan. Our purpose is to give customers a better overview of our pricing and let them complete the purchasing […]

Interpreter Handover for Translate@Home

Interpreter Handover for Translate@Home

If two or more interpreters are working together in the same language room, they can use the handover procedure. This makes the transition from one interpreter to another a lot easier. The handover feature is available when there are at least two interpreters in the same room. Both interpreters will see a Request handover button, which […]

Broadcast up to 8 languages with vMix

Broadcast up to 8 languages with vMix

vMix only has support for a single SRT audio track, but does allow you to add up to 8 audio channels to this single audio track. Clevercast allows you to use this feature to broadcast a multilingual live stream of up to 8 languages using vMix. The tutorial below explains how to configure vMix and […]

Bilingual language rooms

Bilingual language rooms

Clevercast Translate@Home now supports bilingual language rooms. This allows an interpreter to translate to 2 different languages (sequentially) without having to connect to different language rooms. This can be used, for example, to have a bilingual event translated by a single interpreter. When the language in the floor audio changes, the interpreter can continue to […]

Streaming Media Magazine nominates Translate@Home as best streaming innovation of 2021

Streaming Media Magazine nominates Translate@Home as best streaming innovation of 2021

Streaming Media Magazine, the leading trade journal for the online video industry, has announced the nominations for their annual Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Awards. These awards allow readers to nominate and vote for the online video products and services they find the most valuable. Last year’s awards saw more than 15,000 votes cast. After […]

Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI) with Interpreter Relay

Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI) with Interpreter Relay

Clevercast Translate@Home supports interpreter relay and interpreter coaching. The interpreter relay dropdown (below the real-time player) allows interpreters to listen to an interpreter of a different language in real-time and use this as the source of your translation. This way, interpreters don’t need to understand every speaker’s language. They can use another translation as the […]

The joys of pseudo-live streaming

The joys of pseudo-live streaming

Pseudo-live or simulive streaming makes it easy to stream pre-recorded videos as if they were ‘real’ live streams. Viewers won’t notice any difference. If you have the opportunity to pre-record your event, there are many reasons to opt for a pseudo-live stream. Even if you can also broadcast live, a simulated live stream is often […]

Multilingual live streaming in Swapcard, Docedo, Slido, Hubilo, Prezi ...

Multilingual live streaming in Swapcard, Docedo, Slido, Hubilo, Prezi …

Clevercast makes it easy to display a multilingual live stream in your favorite third-party application for virtual or hybrid events. Just go to the live event page in Clevercast, copy the direct link (or embed code) and paste it in your 3rd party application. That’s all. When you are live streaming, Clevercast player will automatically […]

Ensuring autoplay for videos and live streams in Clevercast

Ensuring autoplay for videos and live streams in Clevercast

A question that we are asked very often is: “How do I make sure that my video player starts automatically?” We’ll try to answer this question here, and explain how you can turn on autoplay in Clevercast.   Why doesn’t my video start playing automatically in the browser? The answer is simple: most browser builders have […]

Interpreter management in Translate@Home

Interpreter management in Translate@Home

Interpreter management for Translate@Home is done via the ‘Manage Language Rooms‘ page. It allows event managers to update the floor audio background volume, listen directly to the floor audio and interpreters, see the connected interpreters, chat with them, (un)mute their microphone… These features are also described in our T@H testing and troubleshooting manual and in the […]

A better alternative to Interprefy or Interactio for live streaming with simultaneous interpretation

A better alternative to Interprefy or Interactio for live streaming with simultaneous interpretation

For live streaming with Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI), Clevercast Translate@Home is probably a better choice than platforms like Interprefy, Voiceboxer and Interactio. These platforms are designed to deliver low latency WebRTC streams to a limited number of participants in a meeting. Clevercast Translate@Home (T@H), on the other hand, has a hybrid model: it supports real time […]

Remote simultaneous interpretation of events with different floor languages

Remote simultaneous interpretation of events with different floor languages

The automatic floor audio volume adjustment of Translate@Home (T@H) makes it easy to do Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI) of events with different floor languages. When the language in the floor audio and a language room are the same, the interpreter(s) in that language room can just mute themselves: Clevercast automatically maximizes the floor audio volume […]

Simulcast translated live streams to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter ...

Simulcast translated live streams to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter …

Apart from live streaming multilingual video in its own player, Clevercast also supports broadcasting simultaneously translated live streams to third party platforms that don’t support multilingual video (like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter …). This way, Clevercast Translate@Home allows you to broadcast a regular live stream to Clevercast – with a single video and audio stream – […]

SRT single and multi-language broadcasts (vMix, Makito, OBS)

SRT single and multi-language broadcasts (vMix, Makito, OBS)

The Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol is a relatively recent open source streaming protocol, promoted by the SRT Alliance of which Clevercast is a member. It includes mechanisms for packet recovery while maintaining low latency between encoder and ingest server. It is therefore particularly suited for long-distance and high-quality broadcasting across unreliable and unpredictable networks […]

Multilingual Livestreams from outside of Europe

Multilingual Livestreams from outside of Europe

It is perfectly possible to produce multilingual live streams with Clevercast from outside of Europe. But there are a number of things you should know.   1. Our streaming servers are worldwide For the delivery of the streams to your viewers, we use global CDNs with local edge servers all over the globe, guaranteeing a […]

How to simultaneously translate a Zoom meeting and add it your website

How to simultaneously translate a Zoom meeting and add it your website

Clevercast Translate at Home (T@H) can be used to simultaneously translate Zoom meetings and stream them to our player embedded on your own website or on a third-party platform like Swapcard. Viewers are able to choose their preferred language via the embedded player menu. Since Zoom sends their RTMP broadcasts from servers in the US […]

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Clevercast voted best European Streaming Services Provider

Since the start of the COVID19 epidemic, we’ve been so busy that we didn’t even think of registering for the 2020 Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Awards¹. We were therefore very pleasantly surprised that our customers not only took the trouble to nominate us, but also voted us best European Streaming Services Provider. We would […]

Setting the volume of your microphone for Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI)

Setting the volume of your microphone for Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI)

When doing Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI) it is very important that you ensure that the volume of your microphone is loud enough. Low volume makes your translation difficult to understand and also has a negative impact on the overall audio quality. Not every microphone has the same base volume. High quality headsets often have a […]

Multilingual live streams using StreamYard, Restream, Lightstream...

Multilingual live streams using StreamYard, Restream, Lightstream…

In-browser studios are an easy way to broadcast a professional looking live stream without requiring an encoder and advanced knowledge about streaming. You can start broadcasting immediately, without having to install software like OBS Studio, Wirecast or vMix. You don’t need to know all about input devices and broadcast protocols. Some well known examples are StreamYard, […]

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Global multilingual live streaming has never been so easy

Clevercast makes it easy to deliver multilingual live streaming to global audiences. Our live management dashboard allows you to ingest your broadcast, do simultaneous translation into any number of languages and send the result as a global live stream with multiple languages. Global multilingual streaming You can add Clevercast player to your website by copying […]

Broadcast a live stream with remote simultaneous interpretation.

How to: broadcasting a livestream with Translate at Home

Clevercast Multilingual Live Streaming now includes supports for simultaneous translation at home (T@H). This allows translators to provide their simultaneous interpretation from their own home using a browser with WebRTC support (preferably Mozilla Firefox). It works like this: From the event location, a regular SRT or RTMP broadcast is sent to Clevercast. This contains the video […]

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Branding and Customization in Clevercast Learning and Webinar

Clevercast Learning and Webinar make it easy for companies to set up their own web application for live and on-demand video training or marketing. Our dual-canvas player allows for a fully automated production of live and on-demand videos (e-learning courses, webinars, conferences). Clevercast also lets viewers interact with the presenter, moderators and each other through […]

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Verifying student presence and viewing time during video training

Clevercast Learning makes it easy for companies to set up their own web application for live and on-demand video training. Our dual-canvas player allows for a fully automated production of live and on-demand training videos (e-learning courses, webinars, conferences). Clevercast also lets viewers interact with the presenter, moderators and each other through private and public […]

How to broadcast up to 12 languages with OBS Studio (SRT)

How to broadcast up to 12 languages with OBS Studio (SRT)

Clevercast allows you to send an SRT broadcast with multiple audio tracks which results in a multilingual live stream. OBS Studio lets you configure six stereo tracks, which allows you to produce a live stream with up to 12 languages (by panning them L+R). To do this, you need OBS Studio’s support for SRT multi-track […]

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Reach your workforce with video in times of Corona

With all different lockdown, shelter in place and work at home measures currently applied due to COVID-19, it is even more important to communicate well with employees, partners and customers. Video is one of the most efficient ways to do this: an image often says more than a thousand words. Most companies already have the […]

Public chat in Clevercast webinar

Chat, questions, comments and surveys during training and webinars

Clevercast Learning and Clevercast Webinar make it easy for companies to set up their own web application for live and on-demand videos (e-learning courses, webinars, conferences). Our dual-canvas player allows for a fully automated video production. To qualify for accreditation by professional and governmental bodies, Clevercast tracks and verifies student presence and attention. Clevercast also […]

Multilingual live streaming

How to broadcast multiple audio streams with OBS surround sound

OBS Studio, the free and cross-platform streaming software, is capable of broadcasting a video with multiple audio channels over RTMP to Clevercast. This is done by using its support for surround sound audio streams. This way, OBS Studio allows you to broadcast a multi-channel RTMP stream with an audio channel (= not track!) for each […]

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Choose a mobile friendly video training or webinar platform

Recent statistics show that a majority of users prefer to watch video training and webinars on mobile devices. About half of them use Android devices, the other half prefers iOS. When selecting an LMS or webinar solution it is therefore important to test video quality, interactivity and user-friendliness on mobile devices. The nature of the […]

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Why your business needs a video platform

Enterprise video platforms allow employees to capture, manage and share company information with colleagues, customers, partners, prospects, suppliers and shareholders. That is why a video platform is becoming an increasingly important tool within and outside the company. “90% of customers report that product videos help them make purchasing decisions” (Hubspot) “80% of all Internet traffic […]

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Video learning for continuing education with accreditation

Continuing education is required for more and more professions such as doctors, dentists, pharmacists, notaries, lawyers, auditors, surveyors, accountants, tax consultants, etc. To this end, courses are set up that must meet specific accreditation requirements. Nowadays, these courses are increasingly offered online. Clevercast Learning allows training providers to set up and manage their own platform […]

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Multilingual live streaming with Clevercast and OBS Studio

The latest version of OBS Studio is capable of broadcasting video with surround sound audio over RTMP. OBS lets you stream up to 7 concurrent audio channels – 16 with the ASIO plugin – which can be surround sound channels but also general multichannel ones. OBS multilingual streaming makes it a lot easier and cheaper […]

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Clevercast gets 7 nominations for Streaming Media Europe Readers’ Choice Awards

We are honoured to have received 7 nominations for this year’s Streaming Media Europe Readers’ Choice Awards! Streaming Media is the leading trade journal for the online video industry. Their annual Readers’ Choice Awards allow readers to nominate and vote for the online video products and services they find the most valuable. Last year’s awards […]

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The challenge of simulcasting global, high-profile events

In recent years, the live streaming of high quality online video has become much easier, among other thanks to a range of affordable devices that support high-quality encoding and broadcasting. Therefore, it is no surprise that the number of social live stream channels is constantly increasing. These days, YouTube is not only getting competition from Facebook […]

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Deploy your own video learning solution

Enriched e-learning video has become an attractive alternative to traditional training methods. Clevercast’s cloud-based video platform offers a complete solution for transforming videos into interactive courses, suited for both in-company training and public registration. It allows you to automate and follow up learning processes, without losing your personal approach. Clevercast Certified Learning makes it easy to […]

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What the GDPR means for Clevercast customers?

Starting May 25, 2018, Europe will enforce the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a landmark policy to bring greater transparency to the use of personal data by corporations. It includes new rights for people to access the information companies hold about them, obligations for better data management for businesses, and a new regime of fines. […]

Simulcasting FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017

Simulcasting: FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017

The past week we were in London at the request of ASP group to collaborate with FIFA‘s media division in order to broadcast the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017. The event lasted three days, with first the quarter finals and semifinals being competed, and finally the grand finale which took place on Friday. During those […]

Facebook Simulcasting at Bozar

Simulcasting explained

Almost two years after its launch, Facebook Live has taken the marketing world by storm. Brands and publishers have quickly understood the almost limitless possibilities to connect with their followers and customers. One of the most important advantages of Facebook Live is easy to grasp: it’s where (most of) your audience already is. This saves you […]