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Accessibility - Media Transcription and Captioning - Contract Vendor Comparison - University of Wisconsin

Side-by-side comparison of several features offered by both University of Wisconsin Contract Vendors for media transcription and captioning services.

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 Categories  Criteria 3Play Media
Ph: (617) 764-5189
email: info@3playmedia.com
See UW-Madison Contract rates

Automatic Sync Technologies
Ph: (877) 278-7962
email: info@automaticsync.com

See UW-Madison Contract rates


Price and Terms

Price -

Transcription + Captioning

$1.95/min - 10 day turnaround

$2.10/min - 4 day turnaround

$2.60/min - 2 day turnaround

$3.10/min - 1 day turnaround

$4.10/mi - Same day, 8 hour turnaround

$7.10/min - 2 hour turnaround

* See difficulty surcharge

$2.19/min - 4 day turnaround

$2.39/min -  3 day turnaround

$2.89/min - 1 day turnaround

$3.59/min - Same day, 8 hour turnaround
  Price -

Transcription only
$1.95/min - 10 day turnaround

$2.10/min - 4 day turnaround

$2.60/min - 2 day turnaround

$3.10/min - 1 day turnaround

$4.10/min - Same day turnaround

$7.10/min - 2 hour turnaround

* See difficulty surcharge

$1.45/min - 4 day turnaround

$1.50/min - 3 day turnaround
 

$2.00/min - 1 day turnaround

$2.60/min - 8 hour turnaround
  Price -

Captioning only

(transcript provided)

$0.90/min*

(No additional cost for RUSH)
$0.99/min 

Caption encoding 
$10/fileN/A
Results review service 
N/A$0.50/min
Caption import 
$5/file$1.00/min

Price proration Nearest second

Vendor offers other turnaround options not listed here. See contract for details.
One minute billing resolution.

Vendor offers other turnaround options not listed here. See contract for details.
Audio difficulty surchargeAdditional $1.00/minN/A
Experience
Founded on MIT technology out of the Spoken Language Systems Group Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Services are provided for MIT, Yale, Princeton, and numerous other universities  Founded in 1998 - over a decade of experience; Funded by the US Department of Education.Almost 2000 users, mainly in education; 6 years working with University of Wisconsin
Process Quality Transcription process 3 rounds of review. Trained transcriptionists review/edit every second and every word. Transcripts are created by professional stenographers, no speech recognition is used in process

Additional Result Review Service can be purchased at $0.50/min.
  Transcription accuracy rate Goal is 99% or better accuracy rate Goal is 99% or better accuracy rate
  Time synchronization Word to word (millisecond accuracy). All synchronization is done and reviewed by trained transcriptionists. Word to word (millisecond accuracy)
  All work done in the US 100% 100%
  All work done in-house (not outsourced) 100% 100%
  Uses automated speech recognition Used in one part of our 3-step process to improve the accuracy of synchronization and to aid the transcription and quality assurance processes. No; professional, trained stenographers create all transcripts
Account System Transcript editing Real-time self-service transcript editing. Changes instantly propagate to all transcript and caption files Unlimited free redos capability allows user to alter caption results, add output types, and/or change caption formatting
  Transcript storage on account system Transcripts and outputs are kept indefinitely Transcripts and outputs are kept indefinitely
  Web-based account system Yes Yes
  Secure file transfer capability Yes Yes

Drag and drop client app for Windows and Mac Not at this time Yes
Additional Features Interactive Tools
3Play Media's interactive tools are included with any purchased transcript at no additional charge.

Interactive transcript - highlights individual words as they are spoken; click on any word to jump to specific point in video; search for words in transcript. Can be embedded on any website or LMS by inserting a snippet of code. Interactive transcript demo

YouTube One-Line Embed - Easy solution to add captions (or a searchable interactive transcript) to any YouTube video, even if you don't own it.  YouTube One-Line Embed demo

AST offers a variety of tools and support for interactive transcripts, video search functionality, and video clipping. AST does not charge extra for these outputs. Contact Automatic Sync Technologies to discuss in more detail. 
  Caption format support Youtube, iTunes/iPods/iPhone/iPad (captions and subtitles), QuickTime, Real, Mediasite, Echo360, Accordent, Panopto, Tegrity, Windows Media, JW FlowPlayer, Captionate, DVD (captions and subtitles), Kaltura, Brightcove, Ooyala, Flash Youtube, iTunes/iPods/iPhone/iPad (captions and subtitles), QuickTime, Real, Mediasite, Echo360, Accordent, Panopto, eTeach, Windows Media, JW FlowPlayer, Captionate, DVD (captions and subtitles), Kaltura, Brightcove, Ooyala, Flash, MacCaption, and many more 
  Directly integrated into the following lecture capture packages Amara, Brightcove, Cattura, DigitalChalk, Echo360, Echo360 ALP, Ensemble Video, Facebook, Kaltura KMC, Kaltura MediaSpace, Limelight, Liveclicker, MediaAMP, MediaCore, MediaPlatform, Mediasite, Ooyala, Panopto, Tegrity, thePlatform, Vidcaster, Viddler, Vimeo, Viocorp, VoiceThread, Warpwire, Wistia, YouTube, and YuJa. Mediasite, Echo360, Panopto, Podcast Producer (others coming soon).
  Language Support English and Spanish files captioned

Translation for hundreds of languages 
From $10/min
Price varies by language and service level.
English and Spanish files captioned
Translation: Available on request. Price varies by language and service level.
  Additional Services available
Audio description
Digital NLE Caption
DVD Authoring service
Copy Edit Service 


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Keywords:Automatic Sync Technologies, Caption Sync, AST, 3Play Media, price, terms, process quality, account system, interactive tools, platform compatibility, minimum charge, transcript, transcription, caption, captioning, format   Doc ID:15016
Owner:Sandi A.Group:Accessibility
Created:2010-08-30 18:00 CSTUpdated:2017-07-25 08:37 CST
Sites:Accessibility, DoIT Help Desk
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