Skip to main content

Video Transcription Services

TranscribeMe offers fast, accurate, and secure Video Transcription services for a variety of industries, including medical, legal, tech, marketing and video production firms.

Get Started
Video Transcription

Our Video Transcription Packages

First Draft

Starting at $.79/min

  • ~98% accuracy average
  • 1 business day delivery
  • Speaker IDs available 
  • Timestamps available
Get Started


Starting at $1.25/min

  • 99%+ accuracy guarantee
  • 1-3 business day delivery
  • Speaker IDs available 
  • Timestamps available
Get Started


Starting at $2/min

  • Every utterance captured
  • 2–5 business day delivery
  • Speaker IDs included
  • Timestamps included
Get Started

How Our Video Transcription Process Works

Upload Your Content

Easily drag and drop your audio into our online Portal or record through our smartphone applications.

Our Transcribers Get to Work

Your order will be processed, and our platform will intelligently route your video to the most qualified transcribers for your specific project.

Receive Transcripts

You will be notified via email as soon as your transcripts are completed and are available to download in your preferred output.

Get Started

For specialty customizations, get in touch with our team to discuss your project.

What Is Video Transcription?

Video transcription is the process of converting a video’s speech-based audio into written text.

Unlike many other companies, we offer a hybrid of AI speech recognition paired with human transcription services to ensure the details are intact, deliverables arrive to you quickly, and the prices for video transcription stay as low as possible.

There is a wide variety of potential use cases for video transcription, from large-scale projects to smaller day-to-day transcriptions; including:

  • TV Interview Transcription
  • Video Subtitle Preparation (SRT)
  • Film Script, Subtitle, and Voiceover Transcription
  • TikTok & Instagram Reels Video Transcription
  • YouTube & Vimeo Video Transcription
  • Corporate Video Transcription
TranscribeMe - Secure Transcription

Industry Best Information Security

As a trusted partner that places an emphasis on information security, TranscribeMe can take any kind of video data and convert it into the proper text output.

However, please note that if your video is not public-facing, you must upload the video to our system instead of providing a link, as our system will not accept a link that requires a login. Additionally, if you need an account to see the video that the user wishes to transcribe, you’ll need to upload it directly to the platform.

Types of Video Files We Work With

We process your video files in a variety of different and accessible formats, including but not limited to:

  • WMV
  • MP4
  • M4A
  • M4V
  • MOV
  • AVI
  • 3GP
  • 3GPP
  • FLV
  • OGG
  • WMV
  • MP4
  • M4A
  • M4V
  • MOV
  • AVI
  • 3GP
  • 3GPP
  • FLV
  • OGG

Why Use TranscribeMe for Video Transcription

Unrivaled Accuracy

Our clients come to us for video transcription services that provide premium accuracy and attention to detail. Because human transcription is the ideal option for 99.9% accuracy, most of our packages utilize a hybrid-model that combines both speech recognition technology and human transcription.

Increased Accessibility

Creating captions to go along with your video can help hearing-impaired viewers to fully understand your content – and in some cases, these transcriptions are actually required by law. By creating a transcript of your video, you’re working to ensure ADA compliance.

Speech Clarity for All Audio Types

Video transcription helps clear up confusion caused by poor audio quality, regional dialect, audible distractions, background noise, or breaks in speech. Our hybrid speech recognition technology and human transcription is the only way to ensure close to 100% accuracy for all types of audio.

SEO Boost

Providing a complete video transcription boosts on-page Search Engine Optimization (SEO), which can lead to an increase in inbound traffic and user engagement. Essentially, a transcript makes your video more searchable across the web and within your website or archive.

Custom or Specialty Video Transcription Projects

If the deliverables for the service tiers above do not match your criteria needed for your project, we’re happy to have our sales team evaluate a specialty project for you with specific deliverables and criteria.

Transcript specialization examples

Naming the Speakers within a transcription

In our current deliverables, all speakers will receive a number ie ‘S1’ & ‘S2’ which stands for ‘Speaker 1, Speaker 2’.

Redacting information within transcripts

Sometimes clients would like us to redact certain callouts within a transcription for legal or project purposes, and we’re happy to do so with guided direction on what needs to be redacted.

Different timestamp intervals

Right now we timestamp at every speaker change, however some clients would like custom timestamps at every minute of a dialogue as an example – we’re happy to make those timestamp customizations should you need them.

Please note that timestamps start when the spoken audio within a video starts, as opposed to when the video itself starts. For example, if you have an intro screen in your video for 10 seconds with no spoken audio, our timestamps will not begin until the speaking starts. 

If you would like for our timestamps to be synchronized with the embedded timing of the video, we can provide this, but this will need to be discussed before the project starts, as we do not provide embedded timestamps automatically.

Specialized formatting of tags

For example, we use [silence] to indicate a silence of longer than 10 seconds, but if you’d like {quiet} or a specific tag instead, we’re happy to adjust our formatting.

Transcribing content outside of the spoken dialogue

We’ve received requests in the past where a presenter may be giving a powerpoint presentation with slides on screen, and companies have asked us to include the information on the slides in the transcription as well, which is not standard practice. We’re happy to do this but need to make sure we’re told in advance in order to ensure you receive the deliverable you’re looking for.

Custom transcription project examples

High Volume Projects

If you have more than 5,000 hours of audio or more to transcribe, we’re willing and able to take this on and talk out all of your requirements for your project.

Bilingual Projects

Regardless of volume, if your audio includes multiple languages within one conversation, we can transcribe each different language as it’s spoken within the dialogue.

Lyrics from songs

This is not included in our standard transcription packages and must be discussed beforehand to ensure accuracy.

Please contact our team if you have a special or complex project needing our services, or if you would like to learn more.

Video Transcription FAQs

Do you transcribe Descriptive video?

No, we do not currently transcribe Descriptive videos (video that doesn’t contain text) – we only transcribe speech. 

Can you transcribe song lyrics?

We also do not transcribe lyrics to songs, unless a client has submitted a custom project.

What is the difference between closed captioning and video transcription?

Transcription refers to the process of audio being converted into written text, whereas captioning divides that transcript text into time-coded chunks, known as “caption frames” otherwise known as embedded time codes. Though transcription forms the basis of captioning, each process has respective use cases.

We do offer SubRip Subtitle SRT services which allow for the synchronization of text with embedded time codes. 

What is video transcription used for?

Video transcription is used for a wide variety of cases, including:

  • Podcasts
  • YouTube and Vimeo videos
  • Video interviews
  • Legal videos
  • Healthcare and medical videos
  • Public speaking videos 

And more! If you’re unsure about your video content, feel free to reach out to us for a consult.

How many days in advance should I submit my content?

Turnaround times depend on the Transcription Type ordered.

  • Machine Express: Transcripts are completed in about 3x the duration of your audio file. So a 10 minute file will take about 30 minutes to transcribe.
  • First Draft: Transcripts without timestamps and speaker IDs are usually completed in 1 business day regardless of turnaround selected, or 2-3 business days if you include timestamps and speaker IDs.
  • Standard: 1-3 Days
  • Verbatim: 2-5 Days

Files spanning 90-120 minutes will take an additional business day, and any additional minutes past that, in 60-minute increments, will need an additional business day. For instance, if you have a file that is 240 minutes, this would take an additional 3 business days.

We offer a rush turnaround service in 1 business day (PST), for high quality audio files that are 70 minutes or less. If you submit low quality audio our turnaround times may be extended. Feel free to contact us if you need rush delivery for files over 70 minutes or have low quality audio.

What file formats do you accept?

We accept most digital formats. These include: wav, mp3, mp4, ogg, aiff, aif, m4a, mov, wma, avi, flv, 3gp, 3gpp, 3ga, amr, caf, m4v, mxf. As a rule of thumb, if you can play a media file on your computer, we should be able to transcribe it.

Will my video file be secure and confidential?

TranscribeMe provides best-in-class security and confidentiality. Our process of segmenting audio ensures confidentiality by preventing any one transcriptionist from having full access to your recordings. The full recording is only available to our Quality Assurance team, all of whom have signed NDAs.

Moreover, TranscribeMe’s platform is built on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud solution – which is best-in-class in regards to data security. If you have bulk transcription requirements, and require us to sign an NDA specific to your needs, please contact us and we will be in touch.

Questions about working for us? Click here to learn more

Ready to get started?

Request a quote today to get started with your custom project!