Audio Transcription

Audio transcripts are an important supplement to provide to your audience and to anyone who wasn’t able to attend your event but would like to know what was discussed. These transcripts can be used within a variety of live events, including seminars, conferences, town hall gatherings, lectures, webinars, in-person or remote meetings.

There are many benefits to audio transcription, including:

  • Improving turnaround times for video editors
  • Helping students improve their learning (they’re a great study tool and visual aid)
  • Improving employee engagement and retention
  • Increasing accessibility, allowing more people to consume your content

Audio transcription is a natural part of captioning and, with more than 30 years of experience, we’re able to deliver the most effective transcripts in the industry. Our customers use transcripts:

  • To post alongside videos
  • To create minutes of meetings we’ve captioned
  • To distribute to meeting attendees
  • In conjunction with translation services

We define audio transcripts as text files created from an audio source, without video.


Audio Transcript Options

VITAC offers three primary transcript options for audio files.

  • Quick Transcript – Quick transcripts are files formatted exactly as written live. Because realtime captions are never 100% accurate, these files may contain errors. They are available minutes after your meeting or event ends, and can be downloaded directly from your event at as .txt, .doc, or PDF files
  • Perfected Transcript – To create a 100% verbatim transcript, we use the live transcript in conjunction with recorded audio. This file can be delivered via .txt, .doc, or PDF, and can include speaker identification, sound effect descriptors, and special formatting
  • Timecoded Transcripts – Timecoded audio transcripts are the preferred format for customers indexing metadata, editing a large audio file, or rolling a caption onscreen alongside audio. We can add timecodes at the start of each line, each speaker change, or based on a set character length. The options are endless, and delivery is quick

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Audio Transcription for Live Events

Are we captioning your live meeting, conference call, or event? If so, you may download a quick transcript, during or after the event, directly from our Internet Captioning Service (ICS) player.

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If live captioning isn’t required, we can still create a transcript. Our captioners dial into meetings or events as an attendee, caption what is spoken, and send that instant audio transcript to customers directly.

Audio Transcripts for Recorded Content

We offer perfected and timecoded transcripts for prerecorded audio files as well. It’s easy to get started − simply upload your content via our secure server and receive your audio transcript in your folder at the time requested. Our transcripts site makes the process simple.

Multiple Language Options for Audio Transcription

Prerecorded audio transcription is available in more than 50 languages and can include same-language or translated-language text. Our most popular service is our quick-turnaround Spanish transcription for radio clips, which includes:

  • An English transcript
  • A Spanish transcript created by a Spanish language specialist
  • A formatted design to flow along with an audio file