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A Quick Guide to Video Transcription, Subtitling and Closed Captioning Services

Quick Guide to Video Transcription, Subtitling and Closed Captioning Services

At Capital Captions we do our utmost to keep our writing and captioning services as straightforward as possible. In this quick guide to video transcription, subtitling and closed captioning services, we’ll provide you with some of the basics on the services we offer.

Transcription Services

We provide standard intelligent verbatim transcripts, but in addition, we also provide many other transcript styles within our transcription services. Some of our templates include strict verbatim transcription, discourse analysis transcription, time coded transcription and even Jeffersen notation.

We work with specialist industries to provide top quality video and audio transcripts. We hire specialist writers and transcriptionists to type out technical, complex and sensitive audio material. In summary, some of our services include medical transcription, research transcription, legal transcription, police transcription, financial transcription and even foreign transcription for international video content. If you’re looking for any of those services then read on for a more in depth discussion on what’s involved.

Intelligent Verbatim or Verbatim Transcription?

Verbatim transcription is a transcription style that includes all dialogue in your recording. This means a final transcript will include ‘ums’, ‘ahs’ and the repetition of words. Background laughter, swearing, mumbles, false starts, long pauses and even over-speaking will also be included. 

Verbatim differs from intelligent verbatim transcription in the sense that intelligent verbatim excludes these ‘filler’ words or sounds to provide a more concise account of the dialogue, and an easier read. Note that intelligent verbatim transcription still maintains the tone and all information from the original recording. We recommended intelligent verbatim for  most clients on account of its being far easier to read.  Verbatim transcription is preferred if you are analysing dialogue or using the recording for court proceedings or legal processes.

Video Transcription

We provide video transcription and closed captioning services for all types of videos. We have a dedicated team of transcriptionists who specialise in this sector. There are many benefits to using video transcription, some of which include increased accessibility for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing (SDH), Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and logging rushes for video editing purposes.

Subtitle Services 

Capital Captions specialise in subtitle services for all video formats and viewing platforms. Our subtitlers create subtitle files in popular formats such as .srt, .vtt, .stl, .ttml. Our subtitling services include the creation of broadcast subtitles, video-on-demand subtitles, online subtitles, e-learning subtitles, YouTube subtitles, Vimeo subtitles, social media subtitles and more…

Closed Captioning Services

We offer closed captioning services for the deaf and hard of hearing, in order for video producers to comply with regulations for broadcast video content. Closed captions include a verbatim transcription style, sound effects, speaker identifications, subtitling of onscreen text and extra audio descriptions as required.

Capital Captions are dedicated to producing some of the highest quality closed captioning services in the industry. We care immensely about the deaf community and also run a partner site dedicated to children’s hearing loss.

Foreign Language and Subtitle Services

Capital Captions offer transcription services in multiple languages and dialects. Alongside our English transcription services, we work with many foreign transcription languages, styles and layouts, depending on client requirements. We also offer translation services for subtitles and closed captions. Adding subtitles to your videos can greatly increase your audience worldwide by effectively improving accessibility. 

Video and Audio Formats for Transcription

At Capital Captions we work with both digital and analogue video and audio file formats. We can also work with hard copies including VHS, cassette tapes, DVDs, CDs, Blu-Ray and many more.

Contact us today for Video Transcription, Subtitling and Closed Captioning Services

So that’s it for our Quick Guide to Video Transcription, Subtitling and Closed Captioning. From Intelligent verbatim transcription to subtitling services and closed captioning services, our team of dedicated specialists are available to help. So why not get in touch with us today, talk us through your requirements and we can provide the right package for you!

Subtitle Services

  • Broadcast Subtitles
  • Subtitles for Films
  • Online Video Subtitles
  • Television Subtitles
  • Subtitle Placement
  • Subtitle Formatting

Closed Captions

  • Broadcast Closed Captions
  • VoD Closed Captions
  • Closed Caption Formatting
  • Captions for the Deaf
  • Caption Regulations
  • Amazon Closed Captions

Translation Services

  • Foreign Subtitles
  • YouTube Translation
  • Video Translation
  • French Translation
  • Captions and Formatting
  • VoD Translation

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About us

At Capital Captions, we take pride in our flexible, tailor-made approach to subtitling, closed captioning, video translation and video transcription services. We offer professional, reliable, cost effective services to clients across the globe.

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