University of Wisconsin – Captioning & Transcription
Accuracy and Quality
3Play Media provides captions and transcripts that are at least 99% accurate, even in cases of poor audio quality, multiple speakers, difficult content, and accents. All of our work is done in the U.S. by professional transcriptionists who are native English speakers. We specialize in educational content and our staff of over 1,000 transcriptionists have expertise across many different domains. Learn more
Turnaround and Deadline Compliance
Our standard turnaround is 4 business days and we provide a range of expedited options, including a 2-hour turnaround service. Our platform is based on a patented process for the way content is assigned to our staff so that almost every deadline is met. Our deadline compliance is more than 98%, and we automatically discount overdue files to the achieved turnaround level.
Integrated with Lecture Capture and Video Platforms
3Play Media is integrated with most major video players, platforms, and lecture capture systems. If you use YouTube, Vimeo, Kaltura, Mediasite, Echo360, Panopto, Tegrity, or any other integrated platform, captioning videos is as simple as clicking a button. Learn more
Web-based Account System
Our secure, web-based, multi-platform account system provides numerous capabilities for uploading and monitoring the status of video files, downloading captions/transcripts, and editing captions after they have been processed. Our system is flexible–it is designed to accommodate large institutions with numerous colleges, departments and users, and allows for different billing, operational, formatting, and technical requirements. We provide various turnaround options, and our deadline compliance is over 98%. Implementation is quick, requires minimal training, and can easily be provisioned for additional users at any time.
In addition to captions and transcripts, you have the option to add an interactive transcript, which lets users interact with your video in an entirely new way. Users can search the video and navigate by clicking on any word to jump to that exact point. It’s even possible to share sections of a video by simply highlighting the text. Learn more
Partnership with University of Wisconsin
3Play Media has been a partner of the University of Wisconsin since 2010. We work with over 65 departments, including DoIT, McBurney Disability Resource Center, and the Digital Media Center.
The pricing below covers all campuses in the UW System.
|Services + Features||Price|
|Captioning + transcription (10-business day turnaround)
Pay as you go: prorated to the run-time duration
(minimum charge per file is 1 minute)
|$117 per recorded hour
($1.95 per minute)
|Captioning + transcription (4-business day turnaround)||$126 per recorded hour
($2.10 per minute)
|Captioning + transcription (2-business day turnaround)||$156 per recorded hour
($2.60 per minute)
|Captioning + transcription (1-business day turnaround)||$186 per recorded hour
($3.10 per minute)
|Captioning + transcription (8-hour turnaround)||$246 per recorded hour
($4.10 per minute)
|Captioning + transcription (2-hour turnaround)||$426 per recorded hour
($7.10 per minute)
|Automated transcript alignment (captioning only)||$54 per recorded hour
($0.90 per minute)
|Extremely difficult audio
Poor recording, heavy accents, background noise, many speakers
|$60 per recorded hour
($1 per minute)
|Vertical caption placement||$30 per recorded hour
($0.50 per minute)
|All caption and transcript output formats||Included|
|Unlimited access to your captions and transcripts||Included|
|Interactive transcript and video plugins||Included|
|Integrated workflows with lecture capture and video platforms (e.g. Kaltura, Mediasite, YouTube, Vimeo)||Included|
|Captions and subtitles editor (redo option)||Included|
|Sound effects and non-speech elements||Included|
|50+ caption/transcript formats||Included|
|Video search and clipping tools||Included|
Top 10 Reasons to Choose 3Play Media
1. Premium Quality
Over 99% accuracy, even in cases of poor audio quality, multiple speakers, technical content, or background noise. All work is done in the USA by professionally trained transcriptionists.
2. Fast, Reliable Turnaround for Any Volume
We provide a range of turnaround options, enabling you get closed captions or transcripts within 2 hours. Our staff of more than 800 transcriptionists provide the capacity to consistently deliver on time – no matter how large your project.
3. Competitive Pricing
Our patent-pending technology optimizes the transcription process, resulting in very competitive prices without compromising quality.
4. Integrations with Video Platforms
Push-button simplicity with most video platforms and lecture capture systems.
5. Caption Import
Ability to import your existing captions or translated subtitles to convert to other formats or use interactive transcripts.
6. Interactive Video Plugins
We offer easy-to-use plugins that make your videos accessible, searchable, SEO-friendly, interactive, and more engaging.
7. Caption / Subtitle Editor
Although rarely necessary, you can make changes to your captions or translated subtitles on the fly after they have been processed.
8. Online Account System
Web-based account system with support for multiple departments, users, and access privileges.
9. Upload Flexibility
Flexible options for uploading your files: secure HTTP uploader, FTP, link pasting, API, and direct transfer from other platforms. Support for hundreds different media formats.
10. Wide Variety of Captions, Subtitle, and Transcript Formats
We offer captions, subtitles, and transcripts in over 50 different formats. We can also build custom formats.