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Time Coded Video Transcription Explained

Time coded video transcription

Capital Captions specialise in video transcription services, effectively transcribing audio to text. This includes time coded video transcription services, closed captioning and subtitling services. Whether you have used video transcription services in the past or simply need to find out more information, we can help.

In today’s blog, we’ll be explaining the top reasons why video makers and companies choose to transcribe videos to text as well as which options and processes are involved. Hopefully understanding more about how time coded video transcription works can help you decide if and how time coded video transcription services can benefit you.

Time Codes and Video Transcription

In order to add captioning to your videos, firstly you will need to transcribe audio to text. We specialise in video subtitles and video closed captions and we know that they both require word-perfect accuracy as well as precise formatting for optimal results. For subtitling, .srt, .vtt, .stl or other subtitle file formats include time codes to ensure onscreen text appears in sync with audio. 

Video closed captions require exact time codes to be constructed and included for both show and hide times. Using time codes accurately and effectively ensures that captions sync correctly with the dialogue, and are visible at the correct times. Poorly timed closed captions or subtitles can be confusing for viewers. Captions or subtitles may either linger onscreen long after dialogue stops, or alternatively, disappear too quickly without allowing viewers time to read them. 

Video Transcription Styles, Layouts and Options

Our variety of video transcript styles can be selected and adjusted to suit your requirements. In terms of time coded video transcription writing style, our clients are able to choose from a number of services. These include intelligent verbatim, verbatim, discourse analysis and edited transcription, as well as transcription with visual or audio description. 

We tailor make our time coded transcript layouts to suit the needs of each client. In addition, we are happy to include both ‘in’ and ‘out’ times and time code transcripts from as much as every sentence to as little as every five minutes. Our video transcripts are typically provided in an editable Word document format which means they can be adjusted, edited and corrected following transcription. However, we are also able to provide PDF transcripts or Timed Text files in captioning formats such as .DFXP, .EBU-TT,  or TTML.

We’re happy for you to take a look at some of our sample video transcript layouts here. If you still aren’t sure what transcript layout is best for you, feel free to contact us for advice and guidance with no cost or obligation.

Video Formatting and Conversions 

Capital Captions provide time coded video transcription services for a wide range of different video formats. Our transcriptionists, subtitlers and linguists are able to work with professional video editing and conversion software in order to output completed subtitled or closed captioned videos in formats including:

  • .mp4
  • .mov
  • .avi
  • .flv
  • .wmv
  • And many more video formats on request…

For video subtitling and closed captioning, most clients opt to use basic .srt or .vtt subtitles. This is primarily because these formats are compatible with the widest range of viewing platforms which include:

  • YouTube subtitles and video transcription
  • Vimeo subtitles and video transcription
  • DVD subtitles and video transcription
  • Blu-Ray subtitles and video transcription
  • Website subtitles and video transcription
  • Broadcast subtitles and video transcription
  • Video on Demand subtitles and video transcription
  • and more…

Urgent Time Coded Video Transcription Services

We offer a number of options for clients requiring video transcription to suit both budgets and timescales. Our budget typing services aim to keep costs down by extending turnaround times to as long as one week. In contrast, we provide premium urgent transcription services for clients with time constraints. We can turn around urgent transcriptions in as little as six hours, depending on audio quality, video size and complexity of transcription requirements. 

If you are interested in any of our video transcription services or would like more information on any other service we offer, get in touch with us at

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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