Transcribing a video for subtitling is a different challenge. You have to make sure that the transcript is verbatim, typing in all the slangs, repetitive words, pauses and other verbal habits. It demands a higher degree of concentration from the typists.
What makes the job trickier is the fact that typists have to put in a time stamp at frequent intervals depending upon the client’s requirement. Usually, a time stamp will appear every 30 seconds or so, on the transcript.
Below is an example of a typical video transcript:
Fortunately, we now have tools which can insert the time stamp automatically when you press a Hot-Key. It still slows down the typists considerably and requires 20% more time compared to regular audio transcription.