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Why Video Transcription Is Important
May 3, 2018

Why Video Transcription Is Important

Imagine: you’re trying to understand how to execute a complicated hairstyle, or how to change the ink in your printer, or cook the perfect scrambled eggs. You search the internet, and pull up a video. The picture quality is great, but there’s just one problem: you can’t understand what the narrator is saying.

What’s going on?

Maybe they’re speaking in a foreign language. Perhaps you’re hearing impaired or deaf. Or, maybe the narrator has a thick accent that you can’t quite follow. Whatever the reason, this video isn’t helping you get the information you need.

If you’re creating videos on the internet, for television, or even film, you need a transcription of your video. Video transcription makes your content accessible to a much wider audience (and even allows people to watch with the sound turned off at work – but don’t tell anyone we recommended it!)

Even MORE Benefits of Video Transcription

Once your video is transcribed, you can upload it directly to YouTube, and hit the sync button. This feature uses voice recognition to perfectly time your transcription to match your video, creating easy-to-follow subtitles.

Alternately, you can upload your transcription to a website, giving people the option to read your information instead of watching a video. I know – it’s rare, but some people still prefer reading to watching videos.

Better still, once your video is transcribed, it’s easy to translate that transcription to any language, allowing people from around the world to have access to your content. It’s a lot easier to go viral if your video can reach a larger percentage of the world’s population.

How UNO Translations and Communications Can Help

At UNO, we love providing video transcriptions. We can transcribe any of our 200+ languages (including English), and translate that transcription into as many languages as you’d like. You’ll get your transcription (and any translations) prepared with time stamps, making it easy to sync your transcription to your content.

If you have any other video production needs (script translation, multilingual voiceovers), we’ve got those covered for you, too. Whatever service you need, we’re here to help.  If you’re ready to get started, you can request a free quote now. You can also reach us by phone at 571-333-5515.

Your content is too good to be missed. Make sure you’re reaching the largest possible audience with video transcription services.

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