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Off The Fence
Off The Fence
546 hours of timecoded transcription on a tight turnaround.

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Off The Fence

Customers Requirements

Award-winning independent production & distribution company, Off the Fence, approached Take 1 about transcribing a large portion of their show catalogue.  As part of their distribution deal with a Chinese network, they required timecoded English dialogue scripts to be used as a blueprint for subtitling & dubbing their content into Chinese.  A total of 546 hours of content needed to be processed within a tight turnaround time and specific budget.

What Take 1 did

We liaised closely with Off the Fence’s team at the outset, to agree on logistics, like show priority order, transcription layout, number of shows transcribed per week, and so on.  The workflow was very slick:  Off the Fence uploaded QuickTime daily to our servers, and completed transcripts were delivered back on a daily basis too.  Regular communication between both parties meant Off the Fence were always up to speed on the status of each script; changes in instructions could be dealt with immediately; and urgent shows could jump the queue as soon as requested.

The benefits achieved

Take 1 delivered all transcripts ahead of time, to the highest levels of accuracy, and within budget. Off the Fence felt confident that the script element of their distribution deal was taken care of, in very safe hands.

Quote

“Off the Fence has recently been working closely with Take 1 on a major project involving the transcribing and time coding of scripts. We have found them to be very responsive and flexible to our needs, meeting difficult deadlines easily.

In our experience, Take 1 has been very service orientated and we look forward to a continuing working relationship with them on our transcription needs.

Pierre Le Gaudu, Off The Fence

 

MIPCOM
Fast turnaround transcripts for the MIPCOM event

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MIPCOM

Customers Requirements

For the 3rd year running, Reed Midem, organisers of the world’s entertainment content market, MIPCOM, were keen for the 2012 MIPCOM conference’s keynote sessions to be professionally transcribed by Take 1, MIP’s official transcribers.

What Take 1 did

Throughout the busy conference schedule, audio and video recordings of the key sessions were uploaded to Take 1’s servers, and carefully and speedily transcribed by professional audio typists.  A good knowledge of media terminology, coupled with very careful attention being paid to names of speakers, organisations and programmes, meant that final transcripts were of the highest quality.  Some transcripts were required urgently, to provide to press.  Within a week of the conference finishing, all transcripts were available for delegates, and members of the public, to download and view, directly from MIPCOM’s website here.

Key Elements

  • Transcripts prepared by professional audio typists
  • Transcription company specialising in media field
  • Key sessions transcribed urgently, for press
  • All transcripts completed well within agreed timeframe
  • Conference organisers confident with high quality of scripts
  • Scripts available for public’s reading pleasure.

 

Committee Films
Committee Films
Exceeding expectations on America Unearthed with our speed!

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Committee Films

Customers Requirements

The Minneapolis based boutique production company needed some footage for the America Unearthed season turned around quickly over a weekend so the producers could work on it during a long flight to the next shoot.

What Take 1 did

After listening to the clients requirements, Take 1 were able to use a large typist pool and allocate the job over a weekend to turn the scripts around in time.

The benefits achieved

  • Client happy to receive the scripts by 8am
  • Producers had the scripts in their hands for flight
  • Take 1 met the deadline

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“Even with our rapid turn around requirements Take 1 was able to come through, and they did it flawlessly, greatly exceeding our expectations” Martine Pelleymounter, Production Manager

NASA
Customers Requirements The team behind the NASA documentary, were...

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NASA

Customers Requirements

The team behind the NASA documentary, were seeking a reliable transcription company, which could deliver accurate transcripts of their interviews within hours, from footage recorded in the USA.

What Take 1 did

Over 90 hours of mp3 interviews were uploaded to Take 1’s secure FTP site from USA, transcribed and returned to the production team within 24 hours. The transcripts were of vital importance to ensure the edit went smoothly.

The benefits achieved

  • All deadlines met enabled the NASA team to stick to tight schedule
  • All transcripts produced by Take 1 team guaranteed consistency of speaker names/specialist terminology.
  • Uploading footage direct from USA meant British production team saved money & time.
High Noon Entertainment
Denver based reality production company

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High Noon Entertainment

Customer’s Requirements

Denver based reality production company, High Noon Entertainment has an large ongoing transcription requirement to support its multiple shows.  Traditionally relying on a team of inhouse loggers, High Noon was looking for a more cost effective and efficient way of meeting this need.

What Take 1 Did

Take 1’s technical team liaised very closely with High Noon’s post production and technology teams, to gain a thorough understanding of their workflow.   We then adapted our T1000 server solution to fit, making it possible for staff to quickly and easily create proxy files of their footage, and automatically upload them to Take 1’s server for transcription, via an easy to use interface.  High Noon now relies on Take 1 to transcribe interviews and OTF’s for all their shows.

The Benefits Achieved

  • Take 1’s consultative approach enabled the perfect workflow to be achieved
  • High Noon can easily select their required turnaround option (overnight express, 2 day or 3 day), via the T1000 user interface
  • Take 1 worked with High Noon to develop customized transcription layouts for their different shows
  • Special pricing structure enjoyed, based on the level of volume they require
  • Transcription workflow includes helpful notifications when files successfully uploaded to server
  • Fact sheets and contributor lists used where available to ensure accuracy of speaker names
  • Take 1 always meet deadlines
  • A very happy client

 

Endemol
Endemol were looking for Post Production Scripts for the...

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Endemol

Customers Requirements

The UK’s largest independent production company, Endemol, needed post production scripts for the childrens series I Can Cook. They came to Take 1 for our reliable service and scripts that were suitable for delivery to main UK broadcasters.

What Take 1 did

Over 25 episodes were sent via DVD to our Covent Garden collection point and then transcribed by our production team. Accurate transcripts were of vital importance as part of the deliverables, and even though scripts were requested on a 5 day turnaround, Take 1 delivered many scripts as soon as they were ready in 2 or 3 days.

The benefits achieved

  • All deadlines were met, many earlier than requested
  • DVD collection in Covent Garden was convenient for the Endemol team
  • All transcripts produced by Take 1 team were suitable as deliverables to main UK broadcasters.
WUCF
Caption files significantly improved accessibility of WUCFTV content

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WUCF

Customers Requirements

WUCF TV is Central Florida’s PBS station, serving nearly 4.6 million viewers. After the FCC change in regulations in 2012, WUCF knew they had to provide the public not only with amazing programming, but fulfilling all compulsory guidelines.  In March of 2013 they approached Take 1 to help with closed captioning files.  As a university run station, they strive to produce shows of highly variable and intelligent content.  They needed a reliable company to assist them in the preparation of their ready to broadcast materials.

What Take 1 did

Take 1 jumped at the chance to be part of such an amazing station,  carefully preparing each file with 100% accuracy to make sure exactly what was said was available to the viewer.  The production department always double checked spellings and verified terminologies to make sure the right message got across.

The benefits achieved

  • All cc files delivered within agreed timeframe
  • Broadcast regulations fulfilled
  • Caption files significantly improved accessibility of WUCFTV content
  • Client able to rely on Take 1

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”Take 1’s accuracy and attention to detail, including placing captioning in correct positions as to not obstruct other on-screen graphical material, is excellent.  Turn around time deadlines are always met and has helped keep us on the mark for timely broadcast and website distribution.”

Bill Dotson, Director of Content & Operations

Shine TV
Customer Requirements Shine TV, one of the UK’s most...

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Shine TV

Customer Requirements

Shine TV, one of the UK’s most successful production companies makes popular factual television including MasterChef and Britain’s Best Bakery. Over the Christmas break they relied on Take 1 to deliver translations for an upcoming documentary shot in Prague and Spain.

What Take 1 did

Take 1 worked during the festive period to professionally translate interviews to assist in the edit from the languages Spanish, Italian & Russian into English.

Where other translation companies had closed, Take 1 were able to accommodate 3 different languages and deliver to specific requirements which included frequent timecodes on every sentence so the producers could edit the documentary easily.

The Benefits Achieved

  • Translator availability during holiday period
  • Accurate translations in 3 different languages
  • Accomodating specific requirements
  • Clear scripts in English delivered for the producers to edit the documentary
  • Great customer service
  • A happy client who is sending further work

 

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Thanks for being so accommodating at Christmas!

 Hayley, Production Manager


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