LOS ANGELES — Zoo Digital will launch a new, cloud-based dubbing platform at NAB show in Las Vegas later this month. ZOOdubs is designed to improve the dubbing workflow for premium TV and movie content owners.
ZOOdubs encapsulates the entire dubbing process from script localization and adaptation to casting, auditioning, recording, editing and mixing. For the first time, cloud technology systematizes the dubbing process, centralizing control, reducing errors and making it simpler to manage the end-to-end workflow. Content owners now have greater visibility of the dubbing process than before. They are able to track projects as they move through the process milestones, reviewing and approving materials, and join in live dubbing sessions from anywhere in the world.
ZOOdubs voice artists record auditions live in the cloud, with casting directors able to search, review and cast on the move using an iPad. Live video direction of dubbing sessions and realtime collaborative script review is all carried out within ZOOdubs, with voice artists and dubbing directors able to work together anytime, anywhere.
Stringent cloud-based security protocols ensure that all video, audio and dubbing reference materials are stored securely yet conveniently accessible to authorized collaborators in the cloud.
“ZOOdubs delivers a huge step forward for dubbing services,” says Gordon Doran, president at Zoo Digital. “It addresses head on the key challenges faced by content owners, and aims to shake up an industry which has been crying out for a service provider to do dubbing differently. With ZOOdubs, the process is no longer a black hole but now an end-to-end workflow with complete visibility every step of the way.”