What is a Video Transcription?

What is a Video Transcription?

Video is more popular than ever these days, with people streaming entertainment from the comfort of their own couch and video-based social platforms like TikTok taking over the world for both kids and adults.

Because video is now so prevalent, creators want to ensure that everyone can enjoy videos, no matter whether they have disabilities or not. Thus, companies have had to come up with ways to ensure that all kinds of people can take in the content within a video, even if they cannot see or hear it.

One of the best tools for accessibility is the video transcript. When video transcription is done, a video becomes understandable even by those who cannot hear, which means that it appeals to and can draw in a wider audience than any video that does not have a transcription with it.

Not sure what a video transcript is or how the process of video transcription works? We will guide you through how to make the most of this tool and process so that you can ensure as many people as possible are watching your movies or videos.

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The Basics of a Video Transcript

Not all people who want to consume the content in videos can hear them. For that reason, video transcripts exist. These transcripts are written or printed documents that include the entirety of the text within a video. Video transcripts help ensure the hearing impaired get to enjoy and take in movies just as much as other people can.

Video transcripts can be digital as well as printed on paper. The most important thing about a video transcript is that it has all of the words and sounds that were spoken in the video, so no one misses any video content, and that all special effects, sounds, and songs are also transcribed so that all auditory material is summed up in the transcript document.

How Do You Get a Video Transcript?

Video transcripts are important because they make your media much more accessible and widen your potential reach. Video transcripts help with internal communications, and they also help with reaching a great segment of the public. There are several ways your business might end up with a transcript for your video.

First, you can hire someone to create the transcription. This is a tedious process in which someone listens closely to the video at least once, pausing and stopping all the way through, and writes down all of the words and sounds they hear in the recording. The manual process of creating a video transcription is by far the hardest. Luckily, today, there are many software programs that will create video transcripts for you. You can use them to record an event and they automatically detect dialogue and create transcripts as the video plays.

Alternatively, you can put an existing video (or audio file) into a program that creates video transcriptions. These programs play the video through and also use technology and artificial intelligence to understand the dialogue that is being said, then record it in a document. Some of the best transcription programs are contained in online platforms like Viostream.

Made for businesses who want to harness the power of accessible videos, Viostream can create a transcript of any video you play on it. Feel free to add your own transcript, but you can also rely on the technology behind Viostream to get the language and sounds in the video very close to accurate.

Using a platform like Viostream for video transcription is also convenient because it gives you a place to publish and share that video as well, if you want to get it out into the world.

How Viostream Can Help with a Video Transcript

If you're ready to use video to entertain or grow your business, consider using Viostream to help. This enterprise-focused video platform can integrate with apps and programs and automatically transcribe videos for you, which means that once they're recorded, your work is done. Simply let the power of the Viostream program work, and you will end up with a video transcript that helps ensure your video is accessible by and enjoyable for anyone who wants to take it in.

Viostream offers two different ways to create captions, and, ultimately, a transcript:

  • Automatic: An AI-generated transcript that comes includes in every plan
  • Premium: Allows users to order human-generated captions (which are 99% accurate and guaranteed to be correct, as well as WCAG 2.0 AA Compliant) for an additional cost.

Viostream also has a built-in captions editor so you can immediately correct any mistakes.

Furthermore, you can use Viostream's central video library to store all company videos in the cloud, and take advantage of Viostream's security features to make sure that none of your confidential or important, private company info is accessed by people who should not see it.

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Brendan Sas
Brendan Sas
Customer Success
Brendan Sas is a digital designer and creator based in Sydney, Australia.
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