What is a transcription from audio or video? Transcription is the process of converting an audio or video recording into written text. This service permits the consultation, publication, or information about any live event such as conferences, congresses, judicial declarations, work groups, shareholder meetings, product presentations, video conferences, work meetings, etc.
There are various types of transcriptions. To give you a better understanding of the difficulties involved in transcription, we are going to explain a few examples. Literal transcription is as its name suggests: the most exact transcription possible of the recording. This is mainly used in transcriptions for court cases, radio or television contexts and content, or to reproduce telephone conversations. As for phonetic transcriptions, they are usually completed in graphic symbols. These are transcriptions of sounds according to the phonetic rules. This type of transcription is usually used for phonetic purposes, that is, so that we know how to pronounce a group of sounds that comprise a language. It is also used to represent languages that do not possess a strong written tradition. Another type of transcription that is very distinct is cinema transcription. This is the first step when inserting subtitles. In this case, the transcription is not an isolated task. When it is paired with the tasks of translation and subtitling, the use of true experts to complete each of these steps is absolutely necessary. Nexus Traducciones has a team of experts whose knowledge extends to all of these areas and fields.