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Caption Speak Camera

Digital Camera with Voice recognition for Captions.
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With voice recognition becoming more and more accurate - digital cameras could be made to recognise your voice as you take the picture and convert the speech into a caption.

The caption can then be overlayed as per your prior settings onto your image.

Trodden, Jan 24 2003

My inspiration http://www.halfbake...om/idea/Stegocamera
[Trodden, Oct 05 2004]


       I had a primordial idea where this technique plus translation would be used to display a caption under the speaker's head, live. Like watching a subtitled film, one could understand the foreigner's speech.
FarmerJohn, Jan 24 2003

       Say cheese ! +
skinflaps, Jan 24 2003

       Why voice recognition? Why not just capture the audio and post process to add the text caption (if you really want it) later when you have reviewed the images and output of the voice recognition engine?   

       Given the error rate of voice recognition, it'd be sad to have the only copy of your seaside photo emblazoned with the caption "it will wreck a nice beach" when what you said at the time was "it will recognize speech."   

       Besides, you might want a scrap of the ambient audio to go along with your photo.   

       If you must have voice recognition, store the results in the EXIF header, or other metadata spot, of the photo . . . just don't have it sully the original image.   

       Another possibility might be to, at the time of download from the camera to computer or storage, have two copies of each image come down: one with the caption and one without.
bristolz, Jan 24 2003

       I'd be interested to see an 'enforced' means of metatagging that levers the user's ability to add information at the point of taking, and that isn't optional. You don't supply any info: the picture doesn't get stored. Of course, nobody would buy such a device. They'd buy the ones that don't do this. I speak from having just completed two weeks of sorting out iPhoto libraries dating back over the past four years, almost none of which had any meta-info, all of which were filenamed with letter-number names, none of which had the slightest hope of ever being located again if needed. Now at least they're all keyworded to some extent within a huge iPhoto library (nearly 10GB), living on an external USB2 adapted hard drive, and that when loaded up in iPhoto slows the iBook to a crawl.
Ian Tindale, Jul 25 2005


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