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As-Broadcast Scripts

Broadcast Scripts

The amount of original scripted programming available to the viewing audience has never been so high, with primetime TV content alone doubling between 2010 and 2020. This figure doesn’t even include popular and ever-increasing original content on platforms such as:

Producers need to caption this programming, but they are also often responsible for delivery of a specially formatted post-production transcript along with the video.

At VITAC, we use our already-created caption files and customer-provided video to create accurate post-production transcripts, with quick turnaround, at reasonable prices. In addition to our video, audio, and podcast transcription, VITAC offers these specialty transcripts for post-production delivery.

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As-Broadcast Scripts (ABS)

By far the most popular and simplest post production transcript is the As-Broadcast Script (ABS). The ABS file is delivered as a Word doc or PDF, usually in table form. Depending on the format, it includes:

VITAC Offers Two Standard ABS Formats:

Continuity Lists

Continuity lists are more detailed documents describing nearly every aspect of a video’s production. They serve as a legal description of the final product and are often used for copyright purposes. VITAC works with a team of trusted partners to create the most accurate continuity lists in the industry.

Some of the most common continuity list options include:

Custom Client Solutions

Though as-broadcast and continuity lists are well-defined by the industry, there is no end to the customization VITAC can offer. Because of our H-Factor and dedicated customer service model, we can work with you to create and deliver to your specifications.

Other Transcript Options

Looking for plain old audio transcripts or video transcripts?

Learn about all of our transcript options.


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