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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. Please visit the websites or contact either/both vendors for a more thorough explanation of features they offer. Also, both vendors have agreed to conduct webinars or training sessions in areas that would benefit you, your Department, or Campus. Please contact either or both vendors directly with your questions, or requests for training or specific needs.


 Categories  Criteria 3Play Media
Ph: (617) 764-5189
email: info@3playmedia.com

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


Price and Terms

Price -

Transcription + Captioning
$1.90/min : STANDARD
(any number of speakers)

$2.65/min :  EXPEDITED
(any number of speakers)

$2.90/min : RUSH
(any number of speakers)
$1.99/min
(any number of speakers)

$2.85/min : RUSH
(any number of speakers)
  Price -

Transcription only

Not available.


$1.45/min
(any number of speakers)
 
$2.00/min : RUSH
(any number of speakers) 
  Price -

Captioning only (existing transcript provided)
Not applicable. 

Note:
3Play does not offer this as a standalone service.  The media would need to be submitted for their full Transcription & Captioning service.  An existing transcript can be emailed to 3Play as a reference during their transcription process, particularly if there are difficult names or terms.
$0.85/min
(any number of speakers)
(no additional cost for RUSH) 

Price proration Nearest second One minute billing resolution
  Minimum charge or duration No minimum No Minimum
  Turnaround Standard: 4 business days
Expedited: 2 business days
Rush: 1 business day
Standard Captioning: 5 minutes
Standard Transcription: 3 business days
Rush Transcription: 1 business day
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
  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 by inserting a snippet of code. Interactive transcript Demo

Embeddable search plugin to search across large media archives. Can be embedded on any website by inserting a snippet of code. Archive search plugin Demo

Video clipping/editing - ability to create video clips by highlighting the spoken text. Can be embedded on any website by inserting a snippet of code. Video clipping/editing 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 Mediasite, Accordent, Brightcove, Kaltura, Ooyala, Echo360 (in progress), Tegrity (in Progress) Mediasite, Echo360, Panopto, Podcast Producer (others coming soon).
  Language Support Translation: Spanish, French, German currently integrated, many more coming soon English and Spanish files captioned
Translation: Available on request
  Additional Services available DVD authoring
Extraction from physical media (digitization)
Translation: Available on request
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: Phyllis T.Group: Accessibility
Created: 2010-08-30 19:00 CDTUpdated: 2014-02-25 23:04 CDT
Sites: Accessibility, DoIT Help Desk