Video Transcription for Interviews in Documentary Television and Film
Are you interviewing for television? Talking to experts in their fields, and don’t want to miss a word they say?
Who said exactly what, and when?
Interviews for feature length documentaries, reality television, podcasts and radio features require detailed transcripts – written documents that show who said exactly what, and when. That means a verbatim transcript (including pauses, ums, laughter, everything) that is timecoded. A quality video to text transcript might be one of your most essential tools. Here are a few of its uses:
- When you have a timecoded transcript in hand, you can make a cut-and-paste script and easily see the structure of your piece.
- A transcript helps you make sure you are not misrepresenting a part of an interview through editing – you can easily go back and see the context of the clip you are using.
- A transcript makes fact checking easy and systematic.
- Final scripts: many distributors will require a complete transcript of any film they are interested in distributing.
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