Definitions & Glossaries

What is Phonetic Transcription?

A phonetic transcription looks quite unlike a regular (‘orthographic’) transcription. The transcriber notes the way the spoken words are pronounced, using a special alphabet of phonetic symbols. The most common is the international phonetic alphabet…

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What Does Clean Verbatim Transcription Mean?

If you’ve had audio or video files transcribed in the past, you probably found out that not all transcriptions are equal. How do you know if you’ll be reading through transcripts filled with stutters and…

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What Does SDH Mean?

Understanding Subtitles for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing (SDH) Subtitles originally helped non-native audiences understand the language spoken in a video. But, gradually, they have evolved to make video content accessible to a wider…

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What is a Hybrid Learning Model?

The higher education sector is in a difficult moment. Many schools are moving online for the Fall 2020 semester. Other institutions are combining online and classroom instruction. Nobody is sure the best way to proceed.…

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What are Micro eLearning and Microlearning?

Corporations have turned to microlearning and micro eLearning to get information more quickly to employees and at lower costs. Increased usage of smartphones and other electronic devices, such as laptops and tablets, have opened up…

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Subtitle Meaning: What Does “Subtitle” Mean?

Korean director Bong Joon Ho made a compelling case for subtitles to a Golden Globes audience. Clutching the award for best foreign-language film, Parasite, he shared some advice in his native tongue.  That 1-inch-tall barrier…

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What is Secondary Market Research?

Market research can be a complicated undertaking for any business. You need to consider the outcomes you want to achieve and plan your research methods upfront. Often, researchers find it helpful to start with broad…

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What Does ‘Transcribe’ Mean?

There are all sorts of reasons someone would need something transcribed — but what does “transcribe” even mean? What are the benefits, and who does the transcribing? That’s what we’re exploring in this article. Let’s…

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What is the Best Timecode Generator?

Choosing the Best Timecode Generator One of the most iconic images that we all associate with movie production is the clapper board. Things have come a long way since then, with almost all video now…

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