It might be a very long time ago since you downloaded a new app, but Apple's new mobile video app which comes out next month might tempt a few people. It will feature overlays, stickers and emojis but the stand-out feature is the animated captions (voice to text) that are created as you record - useful as much video is watched in silence.
But what really sets the app apart is a feature Apple calls Live Titles, which turns your spoken words into on-screen text. It also goes one crucial step further: Apple claims it synchronizes the text to the cadence of your voice. If it works as advertised, Clips’ speech-to-text feature will be the easiest method yet for close-captioning social videos. That makes Live Titles a neat solution to an ironic—and increasingly irksome—problem: The more people use video to communicate, the more they need text to tell them just what those videos are saying.