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Captioning and Transcribing Video in 5 Simple Steps

Captioning and transcribing video content can be incredibly simple. It seems that, often, the greatest barrier to entry for captioning or transcribing videos is simply the unknown. It’s not that the high expense of captioning or transcribing video is keeping people away, because it isn’t expensive. In truth, you spend a nominal cost to greatly enhance your video content. Instead, it’s this “fixed cost” of learning a new skill – ie how to caption or transcribe videos – which feels too great to overcome.

In this article we’re going to break down the act of captioning or transcribing video into 5 simple steps.

This will give you insight into the process of captioning or transcribing video content so you can understand how easy it will be to increase your video ROI, meet accessibility requirements, and extend your reach through video marketing.

5-Steps To Captioning and Transcribing Video

  1. Pick your pleasure.

If you have a lot of videos to caption or transcribe (we mean a LOT), or a really long video that needs 99% accuracy captioning with multiple speakers to identify, etc etc, your path is simple – email us (or someone like us) for an Enterprise level package.A customer support representative will email you immediately and get you going. (And they’re super cool and friendly!)

And honestly, if you go Enterprise, the process ends here because we take care of the rest! Easy peasy.

If you have only a few videos to caption or transcribe, they’re short, the use is not as regulated as say educational content, etc, then you get started by creating an account through our web app (or one like ours – but we prefer ours).

  1. Create your web app account.

This is so simple. All you have to do is input your email address and assign a password.Then you’re in!

  1. Upload a video file.

Once inside the web app, you’ll easily be able to locate the upload button. From there, the steps are pretty self-explanatory.

  1. Pick your service level.

We offer a variety different human captioning and transcription service levels. These vary in turnaround times, accuracy, and other special features such as speaker identification and foreign language translations.

  1. Place your order and wait for your captions or transcriptions to arrive.

transcribing videoSeriously, you can have them back within 12-hours. Lengthier videos, or ones with more specific needs can take longer, but you can be sure they’ll come back to you simply, affordably, and ready for you to put to use!

There you have it. The entire process of either emailing our customer service department or creating an account and ordering human captions or transcriptions takes less than 10 minutes. The value you will receive in return can put serious horsepower behind your video content – increasing discovery, SEO, video engagement and much more.


At cielo24 we offer a Self Serve web app that allows you to get started ordering video transcripts and captions immediately, without the wait for contracts or quotes. You can select a preliminary amount of free machine-based transcriptions and captions – which provide a lower level of accuracy guarantee, or human-verified transcriptions beginning at less than a dollar per minute.  For more information on our video transcription, captioning and video intelligence solutions, contact us online or call us at 1-855-243-5624.

cielo24 is removing barriers to increase video marketing ROI, searchability and compliance for all your videos!

cielo24’s new Self Serve app is easy to use and extremely cost-effective. Within minutes a video can be uploaded to your account and you will receive a free machine-based, searchable transcript with keywords.

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