2020 Year in Review: Mastering Transcription Services

2020 was a challenging year for everyone. At any rate, we’re hopeful as we look ahead. Thank you for supporting Scribie in 2020. Over the past year, we strived to continue the business’ growth. Defining moments include the growth of both of our transcription services and getting more people to join our community. Here are… Continue reading 2020 Year in Review: Mastering Transcription Services

Should Podcasters Invest in Transcripts?

As a podcaster, you aim to create content that is informative, engaging, and entertaining for your listeners. You want to optimize them with the right length/runtime, post at an ideal frequency, and make your content accessible to people who may have hearing disabilities or those who simply prefer reading. Podcasts continue to gain traction. Up… Continue reading Should Podcasters Invest in Transcripts?

When Is Captioning Mandatory?

Thinking twice about adding captions to your videos? As a video creator, your team has gone through scripting, filming, editing, and more. Now, you’re wondering if captioning is mandatory. Consider factors like who your audience is, where your work will be distributed, the video player they’ll use, jurisdictions, and more. Here, we’ll go through laws… Continue reading When Is Captioning Mandatory?

Video Accessibility Guidelines and Laws for Closed Captioning

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As a video professional, you may already know that captions enable your content to appeal to more people. But you might be wondering how accessible your content is. You can enjoy your favorite TV shows like anime with captions that display any word or sound you may have missed. However, people with impairments require accurate… Continue reading Video Accessibility Guidelines and Laws for Closed Captioning

Open vs. Closed Captions: Which should filmmakers and social media video creators use?

Open vs. Closed Captions

You’ve invested in producing great videos/films. To make sure that your efforts don’t go to waste, you should consider other ways to reach a larger audience and get your message across more powerfully. It’s likely that you’ve encountered “CC” as you use video streaming platforms like YouTube and Netflix. When you see “CC”, it means… Continue reading Open vs. Closed Captions: Which should filmmakers and social media video creators use?

2021 IRS Forms for US-Based Transcribers

With the updated regulations of the IRS, we will no longer issue 1099-MISC forms. Read on as we discuss further the upcoming changes and how you can proceed in time for the start of 2021. The 1099-MISC form will no longer be issued Transcription professionals with Scribie are considered independent contractors. Therefore, Scribie does not… Continue reading 2021 IRS Forms for US-Based Transcribers

Should YouTube creators invest in video captions?

should youtube creators invest in captions

Living in a fast-paced world, your audience loves to consume information as quickly and smoothly as possible. While we learn through various mediums, the audience has a preference for videos. Has anyone ever responded to your question with “LMGTFY” or “Let me Google that for you” when you tried to ask something? That’s because Google,… Continue reading Should YouTube creators invest in video captions?

National Novel Writing Month: Work Efficiently Through Dictation and Transcription

National Novel Writing Month - Work Efficiently with Dictation

It’s an exciting month. There’s No-Shave November, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and for the writers inside of us screaming – it’s the National Novel Writing Month! The National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual event for writers all over the world. Writers sign up (it’s free) and write a 50,000-word novel between November… Continue reading National Novel Writing Month: Work Efficiently Through Dictation and Transcription

Accessibility Checklist: How Accessible Is Your Video?

There’s more to video production than scripting, filming, and editing. You should consider if your work is accessible to everyone. According to a study conducted by Statista, there are currently 228 million digital video viewers in the United States, with projections at 248.9 million by 2022. While making your work accessible is known to be… Continue reading Accessibility Checklist: How Accessible Is Your Video?

Subtitles vs. Captions: What’s the Difference?

Captions vs Subtitles

Videos, when maximized, are often powerful. Who doesn’t enjoy watching entertaining films and educational videos? It can increase your engagement, make information entertaining, and help improve your brand’s visibility. However, to make it more accessible to a wide variety of audiences, you will need to produce transcripts to be able to add captions and subtitles.… Continue reading Subtitles vs. Captions: What’s the Difference?