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  1. Write a script: If you are recording video content, you can write a script in advance, and then use that script as the transcript. In practice there will likely be differences between the script and what you actually say, but as long as there are no major differences in the substantive content, the script is a suitable alternative.

  2. Auto-captioning: Platforms such as YouTube and Microsoft Stream use voice recognition to automatically create captions for the videos that you upload. These captions can be downloaded, then converted into transcripts using online services such as Subtitle Tools. The advantage of automatic methods is that they have zero marginal cost, and are produced very quickly (a matter of minutes for a short video of < 10 minutes). However, they are prone to errors, particularly where technical terms are used, or for speakers not using their native language. Please see Automatic generation of transcripts and captions for recorded video for more details.

  3. Human transcription: A number of companies offer transcription services, taking your video content and producing a set of captions and/or transcript to a target level of accuracy. As the transcripts are checked against the original by humans, the results are more accurate than fully automatic approaches. However, such services can be very expensive when there is a large amount of video content to transcribe. Human authored transcription is now From November 2020 human authored transcriptions and closed captions (subtitles) are automatically added to Echo 360 lecture recordings in Echo 360 where there is a student registered with an LSE Disability and Wellbeing Service registered inclusion plan. Transcriptions do not appear immediately as they take some time to be produced. Please see this Echo 360 transcription guide to learn how to view and download transcriptions