AutoDub: Automatic redubbing for voiceover editing

Shrikant Venkataramani, Paris Smaragdis, Gautham Mysore

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Abstract

Redubbing is an extensively used technique to correct errors in voiceover recordings. It involves re-recording a part of a voiceover, identifying the corresponding section of audio in the original recording that needs to be replaced, and using low level audio tools to replace the audio. Although this sequence of steps can be performed using traditional audio editing tools, the process can be tedious when dealing with long voiceover recordings and prohibitively difficult for users not familiar with such tools. To address this issue, we present AutoDub, a novel system for redubbing voiceover recordings. Using our system, a user simply needs to re-record the part of the voiceover that needs to be replaced. Our system automatically locates the corresponding part in the original recording and performs the low level audio processing to replace it. The system can be easily incorporated in any existing sophisticated audio editor or can be employed as a functionality in an audioguided user interface. User studies involving participation from novice, knowledgeable and expert users indicate that our tool is preferred to a traditional audio editor based redubbing approach by all categories of users due to its faster and easier redubbing capabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUIST 2017 - Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages533-538
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349819
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 20 2017
Event30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2017 - Quebec City, Canada
Duration: Oct 22 2017Oct 25 2017

Publication series

NameUIST 2017 - Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Other

Other30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2017
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityQuebec City
Period10/22/1710/25/17

Keywords

  • Dynamic time warping
  • Overdub
  • Redubbing
  • Voiceover

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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