3Play Media Discounted Rates for Captioning and Transcription

Accuracy and Quality

Per 3Play Media:

  • 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.
  • Work is done in the U.S. by professional transcriptionists who are native English speakers. 3Play Media specializes in educational content, and their staff of over 1,000 transcriptionists have expertise across many different domains.

Turnaround and Deadline Compliance

Standard turnaround is 4 business days. A range of other options is provided, including a 2-hour turnaround service. Deadline compliance is more than 98%, and overdue files are automatically discounted to the achieved turnaround level.

Included Services & Features

  • All Caption and Transcript Output Formats
  • Interactive Transcript
  • Caption / Subtitle Editor
  • Storage of Media Files

Tiered Pricing

The tiered pricing covers all of the University of Chicago. The starting price is $2.20 per minute. After $50,000 (aggregated across all the departments) has been processed in a one-year period, the price will automatically drop to $2.10 per minute going forward. The price will continue to drop with each subsequent tier down to $1.75 per minute after $300,000. The price will reset at the beginning of each year.

Annual Tiers
within a calendar year; rates applied going forward
Price
Pay as you go $132 per recorded hour
($2.20 per minute)
Surpass $50,000 $126 per recorded hour
($2.10 per minute)
Surpass $100,000 $117 per recorded hour
($1.95 per minute)
Surpass $200,000 $111 per recorded hour
($1.85 per minute)
Surpass $300,000 $105 per recorded hour
($1.75 per minute)
Additional Options Price
Standard Turnaround Included
Extended Turnaround (10 business days) -$9 per recorded hour
(-$0.15 per minute)
Expedited Turnaround (2 business days) +36 per recorded hour
(+$0.60 per minute)
Rush Turnaround (1 business day) +$72 per recorded hour
(+$1.20 per minute)
Same Day Turnaround (8 hours) +$120 per recorded hour
($2.00 per minute)
2 Hour Turnaround +$300 per recorded hour
(+$5.00 per minute)
Extremely Difficult Audio
Poor recording, heavy accents, background noise, many speakers
+$60 per recorded hour
(+$1.00 per minute)

Spanish Captioning & Transcription

Services + Features Price
Pay As You Go
4-day turnaround; prorated to the run-time duration
(minimum charge per file is 1 minute)
$270 per recorded hour
($4.50 per minute)

Transcript Alignment (Captioning Only)

You can upload your videos along with transcripts, and they’ll synchronize the text with the media using automated speech technology. This will give you access to all of the products and services that come with their standard transcription and captioning service. This service is available in 15 languages.

Automated Transcript Alignment (Captioning Only) Price
Pay As You Go
No file minimum – prorated to the exact duration of each file
$75 per recorded hour
($1.25 per minute)

Audio Description

Audio description narrates the critical visual information in a video to provide context, clarify speakers, and articulate visual elements. 3Play Media offers standard and extended audio description. With the standard description service, descriptions fit into natural pauses in that video’s audio track. With their extended service, the descriptions are not constrained to the natural pauses of a video. The extended service inserts pauses in the video to make room for descriptions, as needed.

Audio Description Price
Standard Audio Description
5 business day turnaround, prorated to the run-time duration of each file
$510 per recorded hour
($8.50 per minute)
Extended Audio Description
5 business day turnaround, prorated to the run-time duration of each file
$810 per hour
($13.50 per minute)

YouTube Integration

3Play Media’s round trip integration with YouTube provides an automated workflow for captions and subtitles. Your YouTube videos can be imported directly to your 3Play Media account for processing. Upon completion, your captions are automatically sent to YouTube and added to your videos. Turnaround time is specified at the time of upload and can be as quick as 2 hours. You can set up your linked account to automatically pull all videos added to your YouTube channel for captioning. You can monitor the status of your files from your 3Play Media account.

Contact 3Play Media to Get Started

Please note: No sensitive or restricted data should be uploaded into the 3Play Media portal. Examples of sensitive information include: employment and personnel records, student records, unique personal identifiers (e.g., Social Security numbers, passport numbers, drivers license numbers), healthcare information (e.g., policy numbers, treatment records), attorney/client privileged information, and human subject or government-regulated research data. Please see the Data Classification guide for more information.

Jesse Steele
Account Manager
steele@3playmedia.com