Online Video Transcription Services Explained
Online video transcription is an area of transcription that has become more and more popular since the introduction of video sharing sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. One of the main reasons for this is that it is now much, much easier for businesses to reach a large audience through video without having to spend a fortune, meaning more sales and a higher turnover. However, it could be argued that the success of online video can present a problem to those wishing to use it for advertising purposes because due to it’s popularity it is all to easy for you video to become lost amongst the literally millions of online videos available today.
So, what can you do to make your videos stand out from the crowd and how do you get noticed? One of the best ways to gain a larger audience for your videos is through video transcription, want to know more? Then read on!
Internet search engines (such as Google, Bing and Yahoo) all love written content because it is easy to interpret. This means that even if you have the funniest, most informative or most entertaining video, chances are it will not be found without the right accompanying text. Text can be added to videos in a number of ways (such as the title, description and tags) however, the best and most accurate way of adding text to a video is through transcription of the dialogue contained within it. Not only that, a video containing captions is also much more user friendly when it comes to those who are deaf or hard of hearing, those who prefer to read and even speakers of a foreign language. Not only does this give your video universal appeal, but also reaches out to a wider and more diverse audience than your competitors have access to.
Video Transcription Options
A plain text transcript can be uploaded to video sharing sites such as YouTube, providing not only great SEO results but also means that viewers have the option to watch your videos with or without captions.
We find that many of our clients who are looking to have their videos translated into several languages choose to have their videos transcribed in .srt format. This is because .srt files are easy to edit and can be translated using exact time codes, meaning that the dialogue is perfectly in sync with the words spoken.
If you would like more information about our video transcription services or would like to know how you can improve the visibility of your online videos please get in touch, we are available seven days per week and are always happy to help.