29 Apr 2019

Digital Anarchy updates its Transcriptive family, and it should make your editing life a lot easier

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Digital Anarchy now has enough Transcriptive products in its arsenal that it refers to them as a family, with the newest member being the imminently and globally available Transcriptive.com.

Transcriptive.com has been in beta testing for a while now, and Digital Anarchy’s announcement that the standalone web app is nearing the end of that phase of its life is a welcome one for anyone that wants to see what it can do.

The short answer is quite a lot. Transcriptive.com has been developed by DA to deliver fast, accurate and searchable transcripts from a combination of AI, Machine Learning and metadata. The company bills Transcriptive as the first — and, so far, only — transcription software fully integrated with Adobe Premiere Pro, but Transcriptive.com widens the net. While there are a few functions that are definitely more powerful via the Premiere integration, the web app will allow editors to collaborate with producers or clients that don’t have access to Premiere.

DA says Transcriptive.com generates 95% accurate transcripts. Users upload a video or audio file onto the web platform and an editable transcript is delivered a few minutes later. This can be exported as a text document, closed caption, and subtitles, but perhaps more importantly means you have a way to search and edit your video content, finding quotes or dialogue in large transcripts. This is, of course, timecoded so you can jump to the appropriate part of the video and get editing. 

Pricing for Transcriptive.com is on a subscription basis, and is available for $19 per month and .10¢ per minute. Transcriptive Human is also available which takes the accuracy level up to 99%, but adds significantly to the costs ($1.50 per minute) as it does.

Andy Stout

Andy has spent over two decades writing about all aspects of the broadcast and film industries for a variety of high-profile industry publications on both sides of the Atlantic. During that time the industry has moved from 4:3 SD to 16:9 SD to HD and now on to 4K HDR. He's getting kind of curious to see where it goes next.

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