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The UK’s Best Transcription Service for the TV & Film Industry

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Video is the king of communication in the 21st century. With a wealth of OTT streaming services, YouTube and VOD play such a huge part of our cultural diet, demand has never been higher for video content across the TV & Film industry.

As well as offering transcription services you can trust, our captioning and subtitling services are here to ensure that you and your audience get the most out of your video content.


Lights, Camera, Transcription. How Our Services Can Help You

In today’s fast-moving media landscape, the way in which we are creating and consuming media is always evolving. Our accurate transcripts, captioning and subtitling services are designed to help you by...

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Improving accessibility

Subtitles and Closed Captions are imperative for making sure that your content is accessible for hearing impaired audiences. What’s more, in an age where more and more of us are consuming video through mobile devices, it’s a great way to make your content more accessible on the go!

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Giving your online visibility a boost

The text in Captions and Subtitles can be crawled by search engines giving your content a Search Engine Optimisation boost. This can help improve the online visibility of your content and your brand.

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Providing accuracy, speed and security

Great captions start with a great transcription. Our talented team of 600 UK-based transcribers guarantee at least 99% accuracy and assure on-time delivery to meet your deadlines. We are fully compliant with GDPR and Data Protection laws, too. Our online portal is completely secure, so you’ll never need to worry about security.

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Bringing you affordability and value

We strive to ensure outstanding value for money. All of our captioning and transcription services are charged at a flat hourly rate, not by word count. So you have the visibility to better manage your post-production budget.


Key Use Cases

Our Closed Captions & Subtitling services lend themselves to a variety of uses in today’s vibrant and competitive media landscape:

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TV & Film

A suite of post-production services

We can provide video transcripts for a range of purposes, with subtitles and captions available in a range of formats for your film or TV transcription needs

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Caption files for all platforms

Our captions make your videos more visible and accessible on the social platforms that matter to you. Grow your influence by growing your audience!

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Services designed to suit your industry

Whatever the size and scope of your production house, our talented transcribers are available to provide a suite of services at affordable prices.

Closed Captions & Subtitles

Make sure your audience follows every word with comprehensive captioning and subtitling services. We have flexible turnaround times and guarantee outstanding accuracy when creating your captions. 

We offer a selection of captions to cater to all needs and budgets. 

We have broadcast quality Premium Captions edited by experts to ensure perfect on-screen display. Alternatively, we offer Automated Captions which are transcribed by our team then automatically matched to your video file using our sophisticated software. 

Transcribed captions are available in SRT, XML or even plain TXT formats.

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Post-Production Scripts

We can also convert your accurate, high-quality video transcript into a full Post-Production Script including time codes. Perfect for when you need to pull a screen-accurate quote from your archives.

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How it works

It’s quick and easy to take advantage of our complete set of transcription services.

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Simply Upload

Upload your file with full security assured.
You can simply upload via:​

- ​Our website​
- Our API

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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. ​

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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.​

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Receive your transcripts​

You will receive a secure link to download your on-time, accurate transcripts in the format you require.​

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If you have any questions about our services, feel free to contact us. However, we’ll do our best to answer some frequently asked questions here.

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    Can’t I just use a Speech to Text software for this?

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    We appreciate how appealing affordable Speech to Text apps must be to the budget-conscious. However, most of these automated solutions struggle to top 85% accuracy. Way below the standards you need to create accurate captions.

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    We’re concerned about spoilers. How do we know you can be trusted?

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    Here’s a revelation that needs no spoiler alert… We’re completely committed to the security of your data. Our portal is 100% secure and we are ISO-accredited and fully compliant with all UK Data Protection laws including GDPR. Of course, we also have our transcribers sign strict NDA’s.

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    We’re up against a tight deadline. How quickly can you get us our captions?

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    As quickly as you need them. We offer flexible turnarounds of 7 days, 48 hours, 24 hours or even as little as 12 hours.

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What our clients think

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I would like to publicly declare my love for Takenote. They have great people and a wonderful staff who work with you to develop great transcripts. Very fast, thorough and professional. A must-have tool for serious video marketers and SEO practitioners.

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Very professional and excellent service. Will continue to use for our note-taking!

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We were extremely happy and impressed with the quality of the transcripts. Take Note provide reliable, professional and efficient services. They also give excellent support to their customers throughout every step of the process. Their online system is intuitive and easy to use, which allows to upload files within minutes. We will continue using their services without a doubt! Thank you.

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Take Note offered a highly professional service that was fast, efficient, and of a high standard. They were exceptionally quick in their communication, which was key in achieving the results we needed. Many thanks, look forward to working with your team again.

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I recently used Take Note for transcribing a series of focus groups and would highly recommend them. The transcriptions were to a good quality and were turned around very quickly. The Take Note portal was very easy to navigate and it was clear when my transcriptions were ready. I particularly like the Quote Generator function, which makes it really easy to play around with functions and costs. I also found everyone at Take Note to be really helpful and quick to respond. I had an issue with video files being too large to upload to the portal. After contacting Take Note, someone helped me with compressing the file so it could be uploaded.

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I work for a research company and Take Note supply us with transcribtions for: audio calls, online focus groups, face-to-face focus groups etc. They work very efficiently and I've always had great service from all the members of their team. I would **highly recommend** this company to anyone looking for really fast transcribing turn-arounds. Thanks for all your help!

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Speedy, accurate transcriptions with great customer service. Totally recommend.

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What a great service from end to end! The online portal to upload the files was simple and clear and the delivery time was really quick too. The quality of the output was top-notch - even with some "testing" content to be captured. Take Note are now my #1 supplier of choice for typing services. Thank you!

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I just wanted to extend a big thank you for the quality of work produced – please see below for some great feedback from one of my most senior colleagues here. Really high praise and makes me look good to have such great suppliers so THANK YOU! Please can you contact the transcriber and say how great these transcripts are. Not sure if they ever get thanks, probably only complaints, but these are really fabulous and hugely helpful in their richness. The transcriber has really captured the rhythm of language and so the spirit of the group, not just what they said. Excellent work. Like to give credit where it’s due.


We use Take Notes services regularly and are always completely satisfied with the level of service we receive. The note takers are friendly and professional and the notes are always of a high quality standard and delivered in a timely fashion. A joy to work with!

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I have been genuinely impressed by the level of service offered by Take Note. From the moment I first contacted them for a quote, they have been friendly, helpful, and proactive. All of my queries have been answered quickly and fully, and they have been very accommodating of the needs relating to our project. I heartily recommend Take Note, and will certainly be using them for future transcription work that I and my colleagues need.

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Professional, friendly and most importantly, high quality. The project is managed from start to finish, and there is always help on hand if you have any questions. I am looking forward to working with the team again.

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Portail intuitive, easy to access, easy to use, fast & efficient upload, fast & efficient quote system, a great choice of services, high quality complete notes, good quality service received. Great team to work with, patient, pro-ac

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Very professional, very quick turn around and speedy communication. Would highly recommend.

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Take Note have always been my first choice when booking live note-taking or transcriptions for my clients. Take Note are really responsive to requests and have never let me down. All of my clients are really happy with the transcriptions/note-taking we have had. Also costs are very reasonable. Excellent and would thoroughly recommend. Lucy - Source Fieldwork

The nursery

Take Note are absolutely brilliant. Always seem to deliver quicker than they say they would. Good customer service too. I called them with a query and they were both friendly and helpful

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Take Note have been my go to agency for transcription ever since I began working at Acacia Avenue. I've been offered free trials from various other transcription agencies, and I'm yet to experience a portal that's as user friendly and streamlined. Our contacts do a brilliant jobs of managing our requests too. Highly recommended.

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I am undertaking a doctorate and I used Take Note for transcription of my interviews (8 in total - due to upload another 2 this week). The Take Note dashboard is very comprehensive compared to others that I have used, but most of all it is very user friendly and there is help on hand should you need it. The price is VERY reasonable - compared to other transcription services that I have used in the past. The quality of the manuscripts is excellent, and they are available for downloading in different formats. I have and will be using them again! I used Take Note again, for further interview transcriptions - again, they were efficient and provided an excellent service! And VERY reasonably priced too! I have recommended the service to a colleague who is also undertaking doctoral study - and she has also used the service! (and is very happy with Take Note!)

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We have used Take Note over the past 3+ years, and they have produced over 1,000 hours worth of transcripts for us (over 10,000 A4 pages). Some of the recordings were difficult, and the content specialised. Over that time, the staff has proven to be professional, easy to work with and quick to adjust according to our specifications. Couldn't say enough good about them or rate them more highly. You won't be disappointed if you choose them for your transcription work.

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The company I work for has been using Take Note for a number of years and in the 4 and a half years I've worked here, I have dealt with them on a regular basis. I can honestly say they have never let us down! Any time of day (or evening) I will receive a prompt response- with the answer always being 'of course we can help and meet your deadline.' The staff are so friendly in emails and on the phone and yet always professional- you know you're in capable hands.

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Take Note are always incredibly professional, swift and friendly. My go to service for quick turnaround transcriptions for MTV and Comedy Central.

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Take Note are really helpful and responsive and always turn around transcripts really quickly (good communicators too)

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I have TakeNotes services on numerous occasions now and they have always done a wonderful job every time. It was on time, completed at a really high use-able, clear standard and the cutting down of the unnecessary parts of the transcript were really successful and saved a lot of my time. You can see that the person transcribing has a high level of understanding of the purpose of the transcription. Thanks so much

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Take Note are our go-to company for all of our transcript needs for over 5 years now. Their transcripts are high quality and accurate. The portal to upload audio is very easy to use and so handy to login into to see the stage our transcripts are. We also use Take Note for Notetaking and their note takers arrive promptly, smartly dressed and ready to work. We have great feedback from our clients, and of course the TN team are lovely to work with too. Highly recommend.

Little wing

I couldn't be happier with TakeNote - friendly efficient service, really reasonably priced, with excellent note takers who deliver accurate transcripts at seriously impressive speed (first thing the morning after a late evening of note taking).

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Takenote offer a range of transcription services to suit differing needs. They are extremely responsive to queries and have an efficient online portal to upload recordings and download transcripts. I would highly recommend their services 🙂

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I contacted Takenote via the chat on the website. Lucy was really helpful and gave me quotes really quickly for a few different options. Once my client approved the costs the set up on the online portal was done in minutes where I then uploaded everything ready to be transcribed. Although I only paid for turnaround in 7 days I started receving completed transcriptions back the next day. The quality of them was great and the support via email and the chat was great, everyone was really friendly and helpful. I was also surprised at just how good the price was for 40 transcribed videos! I wouldn't go anywhere else after this.

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Take Note have been a great find! Their team was so helpful, responding very quickly - and the process of uploading files to their portal is simple, and clear. The transcriptions were very accurate … and these were supplied ahead of the 48 hours turnaround time too! So all round, I'd highly recommend them

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Service is fantastic, even though i quite often book VERY last minute they do everything they can to help me out. Transcripts are always good quality and note takers at f/w always do a great job. Would highly recommend

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Take Note provide very high quality transcription. I've used them many times for both the 24 hour and 48 hour turnaround services. The transcripts have been returned earlier than expected and are always accurate. The portal is easy to use in terms of uploading audio files, and inviting colleagues/clients to read and download the transcripts. The staff are always quick to respond and very helpful whenever I've had queries. I'd recommend them to any market or social research agency who needs good quality transcripts, quickly.