Time Stamping & Time Coding
Time Coding or Time Stamping for media files is an act of adding time references to audio or video content, which helps in the process of identification, editing and subsequent synchronization. Time coding feature assists when captioning or subtitling needs to be provided for a video. It is also a basic requirement in transcriptions of panel discussions. Having a time code for a video can also help to review and select a desired scene.
Time stamping or time coding is a specialized feature, which is commonly utilized by law enforcement, legal, human resource or government bodies for many reasons like hearings, tribunals, witness statements or PACE interviews (Police and Criminal Evidence interviews). These transcriptions used for public safety purposes or investigations or disciplinary action have legal significance and having them time coded or time stamped assists judicial action.
For Interviews, we insert time coding at the beginning of each answer and every subsequent 30 seconds. For instance, if an interviewer asks a question and the interviewee's response takes 60 seconds, then we would insert a time code at the beginning of the answer and another 30 seconds later.
- We provide standard time coding complimentary for our media transcription clients.
- Transcriptions can be time coded with any specifications you may have.
- Unlike other transcription companies, we do not require a Burnt-in time code for time coding/stamping of VHS transcription and audiocassette transcriptions. We can convert the analog file to a digital format and supply you with the requested time codes.
- We use state-of-the-art technology in our transcription process. This ensures that the time coding is done by means of an automatic time stamping system rather than the inaccurate and cumbersome manual time-stamping technique. Our systems are compatible with all popular digital file formats