Transcription service company now accepts Linear Time Code MP3, WAV & BWF files directly from production shoot. “Time is money” — the wisdom of this adage is literally applied through the new Sound Devices 552 Production Mixer which produces real time WAV, BWF & MP3s with LTC (Linear Time Code) recorded to an audio channel natively. Better yet, the resulting file is small enough that it can be directly uploaded from the set to your transcription services firm through any standard Wi-Fi /cell phone connection. Using sophisticated transcription software transcription services specialists are able to accurately decipher analog time code tracks in the file, saving hours of traditional post production steps and associated time costs.
The Sound Devices 552 Mixer is a field audio mixer that creates traditional high-res audio files, i.e. .wav or. Aff, but it also makes auxiliary proxy files instantaneously (.mp3 with LTC time code track). You can select either the left or the right channel resulting in an mp3 clip with frame accurate timecode track while shooting on the fly, just like you get with an Avid output QuickTime file from a tape source but without the process of digitizing, encoding and compressing.
Transcription service experts have invested in the software that reads these files natively to further expedite the time sensitive process of transcribing reality TV shows, news, commercials, and documentaries. Savings are realized by reducing post production processes by an average of 5 to 1, or an average of $35 to $50 per hour. The general turnaround time to deliver a file from the shoot to transcription house is four hours for every hour of recorded footage.
By using the 552 Mixer from the start, the sound mixer can send the LTC -MP3 files via his/her Wi-Fi or cell phone connection directly to the transcription services firm following the shoot, eliminating a trip to a Post Production facility to digitize, create string-outs of QuickTime/Mpg4/H2.64 etc with BITC, and the conversion into compressed proxy files for transcription purposes.
Getting started is simple. Producers can simply rent or purchase the affordable Sound Devices 552 Production Mixer. For more information on this new integrated LTC transcription service or for a free estimate, visit www.dailytranscription.com at 6701 Center Drive West, Suite 1111 Los Angeles, CA 90045 to learn more.