With so many transcription/caption service providers out there, you need to carefully choose a service provider so that your valuable video is treated professionally; not just a quick turnaround time with a low price. Below are some guidelines:
1. Understanding the purpose of your video
Do you need captions for more viewers globally?
2. Understanding of various video technologies and formats
Does your video need blank spots for TV broadcasting (terrestrial, cable, and satellite)?
3. Protection of Intellectual Property Rights and Copyrights
Do you want your vendor outsource your video to a third party/country for cheap processing?
4. Secured Data Storage
How long will your video be kept? And who can see them?
5. Quick Turnaround and Reasonable Price
Will the video be sent overseas for low labor cost?