Dubbing Doctor Who with AI
Production studio Pandastorm Pictures set out to dub the original Doctor Who series in German for the first time. Since the British series was originally filmed and produced in the 1960s, the production team’s only audio source contained the English dialogue, music, and sound effects all layered on top of one another. Needless to say, this made it difficult for them to dub the series without German and English dialogues clashing together.
Fortunately, Pandastorm was able to use AudioShake’s AI, which can separate any audio source into individual tracks. From the audio of an episode of Doctor Who, our technology could distinguish between and pull stems for dialogue, background music, and sound effects. Giving Pandastorm the ability to remaster the original track, remove the English dialogue, and layer in the new German dubbing. After testing AudioShake, Pandastorm Pictures used its AI to help dub “The Ark in Space” into German, which will be released later this year for the series’ 60th anniversary. The team is busy working on the “Genesis of the Daleks” now, also using AudioShake.