TranscriptionStar announces integration with Vimeo!
First-off, why caption & subtitle your videos? So that the deaf and the hard of hearing can better experience your videos, right?
Yes, however, more people benefit from them as well, such as:
- People who are in a noisy location (like in a metro) or in quiet places (like a library)
- Some people like to read along
- Others might need a little assistance with the language
- And so on…
Riding along that trend, it is observed that your Vimeo videos will receive an increase of about 80% more users viewing through the end if only provided with captions. After all, that’s what we want, right!
And adding more to your benefits is that, the transcripts of your videos make your Vimeo channel more SEO friendly. Your videos also become more suitable to be shared via Twitters, Facebook, etc. A win-win situation; you deliver your videos to more people, and more people get to benefit from your videos.
So, here’s how to get those transcripts for your videos first.
A) Transcribe your videos yourself:
Let’s be honest, transcribing your videos yourself is going to be your no-cost choice. But, transcribing manually is a painstaking process, and it chews into a lot of your precious time. So, if you would rather make more videos than sitting down to transcribe them, then this option isn’t for you.
It’s absolutely free. (Unless you want to use some kind of premium tools)
Sky is the limit – when it comes to accuracy. You can make them as precise as you want them to be.
If it’s a short video or rather you have enough leisure time, then transcribing the video yourself could be your best choice.
Time & labor intensive
And, manual time-codes isn’t the most pleasurable job
B) Using professional transcription services:
If you are on a time constrain or simple don’t have the patience for manual transcription, then a professional captioning service should be your ideal choice.
Say, you host a Vimeo channel and are likely to drop-in a couple of videos every other day; you don’t want to be captioning them all by yourself. It is better to stick with a transcription company who can offer you transcription services on a consistent basis.
Precise captioning in shorter durations
Can have multiple videos captioned within the same time-cap, unlike when manually transcribing them
A regular Vimeo uploader can capitalize on time saved, and concentrate more on doing the pleasurable stuff – developing videos
Of course – it comes at a cost!
Managing your files and keeping a track of your transcripts can be a pain
And, uploading/downloading your videos & captions back and forth between Vimeo and the transcription company can also get pretty repetitive & intense on the long run
But still, we see a lot of Vimeo users opting for professional captioning services, simply because the pros outweigh the cons, anytime.
However, TranscriptionStar didn’t take this lightly, and so wanted to offer our users a permanent solution from these shortcomings that you face with every other transcription service provider out there. So, the solution is…
C) TranscriptionStar’s integration of Vimeo API:
Through our integration, we wanted to make your transcription experience significantly better. And, we have achieved just that, via Vimeo API integration within our all upgraded & dedicated platform – the iTranscript.
With iTranscript you will now be able to manage your Vimeo videos requiring captions in a jiffy. That is, you begin with linking your Vimeo &TranscriptionStar’s accounts. Once that’s done, all your Vimeo videos will be listed down in your iTranscript account (as and when new videos are uploaded, it will the updated in this list). Select the once you want captioned, and then confirm. That’s it!
Track your files’ status, and gab your transcripts as per the set TATs. Just a few clicks are all it takes to caption your entire video collection. Sounds easy enough? Would you like to get it a free try? We assure that you will not want to go back to the cumbersome old ways…