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.
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:
Descriptions of on-screen actions and sounds
Basic camera shots
The verbatim spoken dialogue
VITAC Offers Two Standard ABS Formats:
Basic As-Broadcast Script (ABS): These include timecodes, speaker, sound effects, on-screen graphics, and the verbatim dialogue in paragraph form. This simple format is commonly used for translation or submitting projects to awards shows.
Technical As-Broadcast Scripts (ABT): These include scene descriptions and timecode-out references in addition to everything contained in a basic ABS. This format often is used for translation and dubbing, as it tells the dubbing company exactly what space in time can be filled with the new audio. Scene detail examples include:
Int. Car – James riding in car along road while speaking to camera.
Ext. Forest – James disembarking from car, walking into a forest.
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:
A Combined Continuity List– This contains descriptions of all camera shots, movements of camera and actors within the shot, and dialogue spoken within the shot.
A Combined Dialogue and Spotting List (CDSL) – This is a script that combines verbatim dialogue with the actual subtitle, including in and out timecodes. A CDSL also includes scene changes.
A Combined Continuity and Spotting List (CCSL) – This includes both of the above: camera movements, movement of actors within a shot, spoken dialogue, subtitles, and in and out timeocdes.
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
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