Monday, 11 September 2017

Three Different Transcription Formats

Transcription broadly involves the conversion of an audio recording into its text format, but transcription involves a lot more than that. Based on the client’s need, the things covered by transcription can vary. Transcription services in Noida provide the following three types of transcription formats. These are also the basic three types of transcription all over the world.

Verbatim Transcription

In this transcription format, every single sentence or word spoken or mumbled in the recording is converted into its text format. The transcriber has to pay keen attention to even the half sentences and phrases spoken; the emotions like fear, laughter, tremors, excitement, etc in voice are to be noted down. The verbatim transcription is done usually for legal cases where every word count for evidence.  Lots of time and attention are needed for this kind of transcription, and hence these are the most costly ones.

Edited Transcription

Here the transcriber can eliminate certain sentences without changing the meaning of what has been recorded. It is essentially the de-cluttering of the recording such that it makes sense. Even this kind of transcription consumes time as the transcriber has to listen to and understand the entire recording before he knows which parts can be cut off. However, it is not as time consuming as the verbatim transcription. Seminars, conferences, speeches, etc are transcribed this way.

Intelligent Transcription

These are smart and accurate transcriptions that make pure sense. This type of transcription is used for transcribing interviews. This is the least time consuming type of transcription.

Thus, the three types of transcription are verbatim transcription, edited transcription and intelligent transcription. Each of these formats has its own merits and demerits. Clients can decide which kind of transcription is needed by them for transcribing a file. If they are unsure, Transcription services in Noida can help them determine this before they begin the transcription work.