Audio Description / Video Description

Customers using our AD products include: Ericsson Media Services, Sky and Deluxe in the U.K. Titelbild and Deutsche Hörfilm in Germany, Titra Film in France, MediaLT in Norway, ERT in Greece and the Substation in Australia.

Also known as Video Description or Descriptive Video – products for creating industry standard ESEF files, producing linear BWAV audio files and 24/25 frame rate conversion.

Audio Description is an additional commentary that describes what is happening on the screen or the stage for people who have difficulty seeing the action, body language, facial expressions, costume or scenery.
Royal National Institute of the Blind – London, UK


We offer a complete product range that will provide end-to-end Audio Description systems, ranging from a single AD authoring workstation through to managed workflow systems for broadcasters implementing automated AD transmission.

Starfish engineers have been involved with the development of AD technology since 1999.


Download  Audio Description Product Overview

Download  Audio Description Workflow Diagram


If you are searching for vocational training to learn how to Audio Describe, you can contact the Audio Description Association in the UK.

Free ESEF File Viewer


Download  File Viewer information sheet

Download  Register to download our free ESEF file viewer application


Please note that QC functionality is limited in the freeware edition. It is included as a demonstration of the capabilities of the fully licensed product.