Transcript Formats

Transcript Divas

The Divas can provide transcripts in a  number of different transcript formats.

We pride ourselves on flexibility, and often use transcript  formats and templates that are predefined by our clients – so if you want something a little bit special do not hesitate to ask!

Our standard selection of transcripiont formats include: verbatim, edited for clarity, Hand TML.


Verbatim Transcript Format

Verbatim Transcripts capture every word spoken on
the recording, including stutters, false starts, and minimal responses. This type of transcript does take a larger investment of Diva time.

Example Verbatim transcript:

FILENAME: WS110010

[Start of recorded material]

Interviewer:     What do you think he was trying to get out there?

Respondent:    He, he wanted to learn more about sw-swans, you know.

Interviewer:     Do you know where he went?

Respondent:    Like, he went out into the wild, the wilderness. He, like, he learned their calls, and wallowed in th-the muck. Wow.

Interviewer:     What is your opinion of him?

Respondent:    You know, some people call that dude crazy. I-I-I think he understood, man.

[End of recorded material]

Clever Verbatim Transcript Formats

Clever Verbatim transcription formats are without all the unnecessary ‘ums’ and ‘ers’ and does not include stutters, false starts, repetitions, etc but the cadence and meaning of the language remain.

Clever Verbatim or Transcripts Edited For Clarity are a very popular format. This type of format is popular because it captures the “message” or information that is spoken – but without the broken flow that often accompanies verbatim formats.


Example transcript edited for clarity:

FILENAME: WS110010

[Start of recorded material]

Interviewer:     What do you think he was trying to get out there?

Respondent:    He wanted to learn more about swans.

Interviewer:     Do you know where he went?

Respondent:    He went out into the wild, the wilderness. He learned their calls and wallowed in the muck. Wow.

Interviewer:     What is your opinion of him?

Respondent:    You know, some people call that dude crazy. I think he understood, man.

[End of recorded material]

HTML Transcript Format

If you are wanting to post your transcript directly to the internet, then a transcript with HTML tags  is probably what you re going to want.

Example HTML Transcript:

<p align=”center”><b><u>FILENAME: WS110010</u></b></p>
<p>[Start of recorded material]</p>
<p>Interviewer: What do you think he was trying to get out there?</p>
<p>Respondent: He wanted to learn more about swans.</p>
<p>Interviewer: Do you know where he went?</p>
<p>Respondent: He went out into the wild, the wilderness. He learned their calls and wallowed in the muck. Wow.</p>
<p>Interviewer: What is your opinion of him?</p>
<p>Respondent: You know, some people call that dude crazy. I think he understood, man. </p>
<p>[End of recorded material]</p>

Video Transcripts

Actual interview questions and answers only are transcribed, capturing interviewers questions and respondent’s reply word-for-word. Directors comments such as discussion of camera angles, noises in the room, interviewee coaching, or other technical adjustments that must be made are cut. Rather than transcribe such off-topic conversation, these are excluded and marked as [Director’s comments] in the transcript. Silent footage of scenery, landscapes, crowds, etc. is marked as [B-roll].

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