Video Transcription For Video Production Companies
Video transcripts are useful to production companies for a number of different reasons, from editing to subtitles, having a video transcript can make life easier by saving you time and effort when it comes to finding what you need and producing the best final edit possible, exactly how you want it.
Video Logging of Rushes
Logging of rushes is a service mostly used by production companies who need to time code and log the useful portions of video including raw footage, in order to be able to sift through quickly.
We are happy to work with your video rushes. Video transcription can include logging of camera shots or important events or visual scenes in your video that may not be included within the dialogue. Much like logging of rushes, this service can be useful for video and film production companies looking to have their videos transcribed. For example, if shots need to be cut together, there may be silence on the original film, but a transcript will reflect ‘wide shot on ranch at sunset’ for ease of locating that shot.
We are able to transcribe, add visual descriptions from your videos and match up time codes that are either burnt into the screen or included in the audio metadata. However, if your video rushes contain a large number of video clips and you want us to match the onscreen times, we do ask that a blank screen is included for a couple of seconds between each clip to help the transcriptionist note the exact time change. Apart from that, simply let us know what you need and we’ll do the rest.
Time Coded Video Transcription
Time coded video transcripts can be typed using intelligent verbatim, verbatim or edited transcription styles, depending on what you are using them for. Our standard transcripts will include time codes at 30 second intervals and for every speaker change if needed. We have our own template for time coded video transcription, but are also happy to work with any existing transcript templates you may have. As with video logging, we are happy to use either burnt in time codes or start from zero.
Transcription from Streaming Videos
We are able to download video streams, simply provide us with a link, username and password where needed. We will then download and transcribe your videos.
Video Transcription for Subtitles and Captions
We are able to provide a number of subtitle and caption formats. Currently our most popular subtitle format is .srt (generally used for web videos) but we can also provide a number of other formats, including burnt on (or open captioning) feel free to contact us for more details.
Video Transcription from Hard Copies
We are able to transcribe from video hard copies such as DVD, VHS, USB and similar. To arrange for transcription of a video hard copy, please contact us to arrange for a suitable time to courier over your files. As we have to convert your hard copy videos into digital files for transcription, transcription of hard copy videos is more expensive and slower than sending us digital or online video files. However, we are happy to assist you if you choose to convert your videos yourself, which will save money and speed up the turnaround.
If you would like more information about our video transcription, time coded video transcription, video logging or subtitle transcription services, why not get in touch? We are always happy to assist you.