Utilising Video Transcription Services
What is video transcription?
Video transcription is the process where you get a text transcript for your video. You are essentially converting the audio into typed text.
What is video transcription used for?
Video transcriptions can be made for a large variety of video formats, this includes online streams, E-learning, webinars, Youtube videos, short clips, films, and TV shows.
With people now looking at more and more video content online, it can be very valuable to use transcriptions. This makes your content understandable by more people, and therefore potentially reaching a much wider audience.
A video transcript is useful for those who want to watch with no sound, but it can also help those with a hearing impairment or those who speak a different native language.
What are the benefits of using video transcription?
- Improved Content Accessibility
When you offer a transcription alongside your videos, those who view with hearing impairments can read the text with the video, or watch the video after reading. You can even use this transcript to create subtitles.
Transcriptions from your videos will also help those who are watching and speak your language as a second language. Written language is easier to understand, so they will get better clarity on what is being said.
Also, people love to read about what they have just heard – it helps the information sink in far better.
- Boosting SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
Having a typed transcript from your videos increases the chance of them ranking high for search terms related to the topics you have spoken about.
Having text on a webpage means that search engine spiders can crawl and index the content – with more information about what the content is. This will result in an increase in views from people who are searching for this content.
- Encouraging Viewing Anywhere
Many people browsing the internet keep the sound off as they relax, but this strips a video of much of its information. Transcription gives the viewer a choice to access the information whilst keeping sensory experience on a lower level.
Text also uses far less internet than video files. So for those browsing on mobile data, or just trying to use less data, video transcriptions will be useful.
How do I get a transcription for my video?
Attempting to create your own transcriptions for videos can be a huge job. An hour’s worth of audio can take up to three hours to transcribe – unless you’re a professional. Human transcription services are the most cost-effective solution.
Using our services at Transcribe It, you can be sure to have an accurate transcription within 24 hours. This gives you more time to focus on productive activities and working more on your content.
Alternatively, you can email us your transcription enquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch with a quote!