WORDsmart can work with the following time code formats:
SMPTE audio time code (a time code signal is recorded on a dedicated audio channel).
    SMPTE burned-in time code (time code is displayed visually on the video recording).
Elapsed time (how much time has elapsed from the start of the recording in minutes and seconds).

SMPTE audio time coding is the most precise time code format.   The time code should be recorded on a separate audio channel with a sample rate of 44.1 KHz (standard for CD audio) to ensure a clear signal and accurate time codes.  On channel one, record the audio you want transcribed.  On channel two, record the existing time code from your video source (-6 to -3 decibels). 

If you have video with SMPTE burned-in time codes, please provide us with raw, unedited footage.  If the time code frequently skips forward, the transcription software must be repeatedly reset or the time codes must be entered manually, adding greatly to the time needed to produce the transcript.  In such cases a surcharge may apply.

Elapsed time is a simple way to sync the transcript to digital audio.  It can either start at 00:00:00 or the client may provide the actual time-code start.

We can work with a wide range of digital sound formats (MP3, WAV, WMA, WMV, VOB, MOV, DSS, AIFF, etc.) and a variety of media (analog cassette tape, DVD, audio CDs [CDA], mini-DV, DAT, MiniDisc, videotape, etc.).  (Note:  A conversion charge may apply for some formats.)  For more information, see Digital Audio/Video Format Transcription .

















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