Global Business Directory of transcription service suppliers to transcribe content to other languages or just to copy speech to text.
Transcription is a skilled task that requires excellent focus and attention to detail. A transcriptionist usually works with a foot pedal that links to software specially designed to play audio and video files. The foot pedal allows the transcriptionist to stop and start the recording in order to transcribe the content. It also allows them to rewind and fast forward through the file, which can be particularly useful when parts of the recording are unclear.
The transcriptionist is also responsible for time-stamping the typed copy. This is particularly important for video transcription, as it connects each piece of dialogue with the relevant visual part of the file. If the transcription is then translated and foreign-language dialogue applied to the video, the time-stamps will ensure that the spoken and visual elements of the file are in sync. The same is true if subtitles – whether in the original language or a translation – are applied to the video.