Making Transcripts of Video Recordings

If the video is of a meeting, debate or speech then it will save everyone time if you make a transcript of the recording

The longer the audio the more important it is to make a transcript but transcribing a lengthy recording can take a considerable amount of time and generally it is only necessary to transcribe the relevant parts. Sometimes the whole of the recording is relevant but if, for example, there is a conversation between people on friendly terms they may break off from talking "business" (e.g. a discussion of a business transaction which is now in dispute) to discuss social matters irrelevant to what the current dispute is about. In this case the transcript can simply summarise in a few words the irrelevant conversation (e.g. “general conversation about the how the English cricket team is doing”) and only set out verbatim the relevant conversation.   

If the video is not of a meeting debate, speach etc. but is a view of something happening at a site or just of the site itself - perhaps with people commenting but with comments which are not really suitable for transcribing because they cannot really be appreciated without seeing what is happening when the comments are being made, then a transcript is not appropriate but such videos are often relatively short anyway. 


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