Closed Captions & Subtitles
Boost the chances of your video being found and understood.
Accurate Video Captioning & Subtitles
In the digital world, video is king! But even the most expertly made video won’t live up to its true potential without Closed Captions and Subtitles. Fortunately, these are among our many transcription services you can trust!
We’re here to make creating and applying Captions & Subtitles easy and fully secure!
Because (and we extend our sincerest apologies to Lao Tzu) a picture isn’t always worth a thousand words!
The benefits of Closed Captions & Subtitles
Content creators and video production companies that use Closed Captions & Subtitles benefit in a number of ways.
More than 80% of mobile video is watched without sound in today’s fast-paced environment where listening to videos is not always do-able. They also make your video content more accessible to hearing-impaired audiences. What’s more, they help your videos to better lend themselves to today’s user preferences. More and more of us are consuming video content on the go via mobile devices.
In this context, it’s not always pertinent to watch with the sound switched on, so making Subtitles and Closed Captions becomes vital.
Say hello to better SEO
Did you know that the text in Subtitles and Closed Captions can be crawled and indexed by search engines?
Adding these features to your video can improve your Search Engine Optimisation and improve your online visibility.
Key use cases
Closed Captions and Subtitles lend themselves to a variety of use cases, including:
TV & Film
Improve accessibility with Captions & Subtitles
We offer broadcast-quality TV & Film captioning and subtitles in a wide range of formats.
Social Platforms and Influencers
We can create SRT (Subrip) Files for YouTube transcription, Facebook videos, Vimeo and a range of other platforms.
Creators and social influencers can grow their influence and their audience with Youtube subtitles that lend their brand an SEO boost.
Key features of Closed Captions & Subtitles
Closed Captions and Subtitles look identical, and both start with an accurate Video Transcription. However, they have subtly different purposes. Subtitles are there to provide a text-based alternative to the dialogue, narration and other vocal components of your video.
Closed Captions supplement dialogue and vocal performances while also describing other audio elements such as sound effects and music.
We have flexible captioning solutions to suit your needs and budget.
These use a combination of skilled transcribers and automated time alignment to bring you the accessibility and SEO benefits of captioning at a great price. The benefit of human transcription of your video means the quality & accuracy is far higher than you are used to with ASR generated captions.
Perfect for YouTube, Vimeo, Brightcove etc.
We provide broadcast quality subtitles that are customised to your requirements. Perfect for film & TV production.
These captions will be sent to you for final sign off before they are burnt in, for your peace of mind.
How it works
It’s quick and easy to take advantage of our complete set of transcription services.
Upload your file with full security assured. You can upload via:
- Our website
- Our iOS app
- Our API
Choose your service
Select your transcription options, turnaround time and whether you’d like to pay as you go or complete our simple account form and place your order.
We do our thing
Our project team will assign one of our highly skilled UK-based transcribers to complete the highest quality transcript in the timeframe you selected.
Receive your transcripts
You will receive a secure link to download your on-time, accurate transcripts in the format you require.
Why choose Take Note?
We appreciate that you have a choice of subtitling services. But we’re confident that once you’ve tried our service, you’ll never look back. Here’s why...
We’re as fast as you need us to be
It’s easy and fast to get your transcribed captions from us. We offer 12 hour, 24 hour, 48 hour and 7-day turnarounds. What’s more, with our REST API you can access any of our transcription services from within your own systems or on your mobile devices.
We guarantee accuracy
Inaccuracy can be damaging to your captions. We guarantee accuracy of at least 99%!
Your data is safe with us
Our portal is fully secure and held to the most rigorous Data Protection standards. We are bound by UK Data Protection Laws and fully GDPR compliant. We are fully ISO accredited with ISO 27001 & 9001 certificates. We also commit to NDA’s to ensure that your data is kept safe.
While you can always get in touch with us to ask any questions about our services, we’ve answered some of your most frequently asked questions below.
What are Automated Captions? Won’t I get my own transcriber?
Our transcription service is carried out by our skilled team. We know that only the personal touch is capable of giving you the accuracy you need. The automated component applies only to how the transcript is matched to the action on screen.
Can’t I just use YouTube’s automated subtitle generator?
YouTube Studio does use an automated Speech to Text tool to generate subtitles. However, its lack of accuracy can diminish the impact of your message.
Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) achieves best-case accuracy of 85% with most falling significantly short of this.
However, if you prefer, we can supply you with a raw transcript which Youtube can convert into an SRT file by running its own alignment process.
I have an important deadline coming up, how quickly can you get my captions ready?
We have flexible turnarounds to suit your needs and budget with 12 hour, 24 hour, 48 hour and 7-day options available.
Our delivery times for Closed captions and Subtitles are 100% guaranteed, so you’ll never need to worry about missed deadlines.
Not what you need? Try out our other services:
Audio & Video Files
Our audio transcriptions are carried out by skilled professionals working to your specific needs and deadlines. All to the highest security standards. These include Verbatim and Detailed Notes.
Professional Minute & Note taking
Alongside our suite of transcription services, we can also offer live note taking and minutes for those important meetings and events. Read more about our Live Note Taking Service here.