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10 Aug 2022   Last updated 7 September 2022

Amberscript vs Veed.io

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Automatic subtitles
Automatic transcription
Manual subtitles
Manual transcription

When you need to keep track of what was said in a video or audio files, then transcription and subtitle services are your best bet. There are several good online services that can transcribe audio and video, add subtitles to your videos, and even add translated subtitles if necessary. Two of the best options are Amberscript and Veed.io. But of these two platforms which one is the best?

Well, to answer that question, we looked at both platforms in-depth and compared them across five main categories, including automatic transcription, manual transcription, automatic subtitles, manual subtitles, and translated subtitles. In this article we will reveal our findings, and explain where each platform excels, so that you can choose the transcription or subtitle service that is best for your needs. 

FeatureAmberscriptVeed
Language support3930
Free trialYesYes
Online editorYesNo
Export as SRT/VTT/EBU-STLYesNo
Manual ServicesYesNo
Pricefrom $ 0.17 / minute ^38 USD per month
SecurityGDPR + ISO27001 & ISO9001 certified N/A
Automatic Delivery time5 minutes60 minutes
Manual Delivery time3 business daysN/A
Automatic AccuracyUp to 85%Up to 70%
Manual Accuracy100%N/A

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  • High accurate, on demand service
  • Competitive pricing with the fastest turnaround using AI
  • Upload, search edit and export subtitles with ease.

Automatic Transcription

Automatic transcription is another way of saying AI transcription. Basically, with this service you upload an audio or video file, and speech-to-text software produces a transcription of what was said. 

Automatic transcription services are great because they can transcribe audio and video files much faster than a human can, and the price is generally much cheaper than manual transcription as well. 

However, automatic transcription isn’t perfect and sometimes the machine learning system will make a mistake. Therefore, if you use automatic transcription you will need to proofread and make some corrections to the finished document. 

Amberscript vs Veed.io

Amberscript is a transcription and subtitle platform that does a great job of transcribing just about anything. Amberscript allows you to upload audio and video files for automatic transcription and features a built-in editor so that you can review your transcribed document and make any necessary changes from within the dashboard. The service works well, it’s fast, and it offers a great overall value for the price. 

Veed also offers a similar service that allows users to upload an audio or video file and receive fairly accurate automatic transcriptions. Veed supports many different file types and also allows you to export in a variety of different formats, which is helpful when sharing files with team members who are using the files in different applications. 

All things considered, both platforms offer good automatic transcriptions, but we have to give the edge to Amberscript because the platform includes a built-in editor so that you can fix any mistakes and export a perfect file that’s free from errors.

Manual Transcription

Manual transcription means that your file is transcribed by a real human being. This type of transcription is much more accurate than automatic transcription services which are performed by AI engines. 

Manual transcription also allows you to add timestamps, and speaker tags, so that you know who’s talking at any given time.  However, manual transcription takes longer than automatic transcription and is considerably more expensive. 

Amberscript vs Veed.io

There is no competition here because Veed.io doesn’t offer manual transcription services. Amberscript is an industry leader in accurate manual transcription, and in many cases, delivers manually transcribed documents that are 100% accurate. So, if you need the job done right with perfect accuracy, then your best bet will be to use manual transcription with Amberscript. 

Automatic Subtitles

Subtitles allow you to show your audience what’s being said in a video. This is helpful if your viewers are hearing impaired or are otherwise unable to watch your video with the audio turned on. Like with transcription, there are various options available online for adding subtitles to your videos, and both Amberscript and Veed do a good job in this area. 

Automatic subtitles are very similar to automatic transcriptions in that they are generated by AI engines that leverage machine learning models to produce relatively accurate speech-to-text subtitles. That said, automatic subtitles are not perfect. They are fast, and relatively inexpensive, but you will still need to clean up the finished subtitles manually to ensure that no mistakes were made. 

Amberscript vs Veed.io

Amberscript’s automatic subtitle service works really well, it offers a quick turn-around time, and is a great value for money compared with many of the other options available on the market. 

Veed also offers a great automatic subtitle service. The best thing about Veed subtitle system is that it allows you to manually make corrections and edits in real-time from directly within the system. 

Both options are good in this regard, so we have to declare it a tie. If we were forced to name a winner here we would have to give a slight edge to Veed, simply because it allows you to make real-time edits to the subtitles in your video file without leaving the application.  

Manual Subtitles

As you probably guessed manual subtitles are subtitles that were created by a real human, who actually watched your video and added in each word one at a time. Like with manual transcription this sort of service is much more accurate than the subtitles added by AI computers, but it also takes much longer and is more expensive. 

Amberscript vs Veed.io

Amberscript is one of the best online platforms for manual subtitles. The service is fast considering the amount of work involved, it’s reasonable priced, and most importantly, it’s incredibly accurate. In fact, many times, the manual subtitles added by Amberscript captions is 100% accurate and you simply can’t beat 100%. 

Veed can’t compete when it comes to manual subtitles because they don’t offer the service. To be fair, Veed offers additional services such as the ability to add music and images to your video files, but these features don’t help people who need accurate manual subtitles. So, the clear winner here is Amberscript. 

Translated Subtitles

If you want to make your content available to people around the world, then you will need to add translated subtitles to your video files. This service allows you to reach a global audience and reach new markets, but it’s also considerably more expensive than normal transcription and subtitle services. 

Amberscript vs Veed.io

Amberscript is an expert when it comes to translated subtitles. The expert translators at Veed do a great job, and they do it quickly, especially when you consider how much work is involved with translating entire video files and then adding in subtitles. All things considered, the price for this service is also very reasonable.

Veed also offers translated subtitles, but the translation is done by an AI, so this is automatic translation which is far from perfect. If you have the time to double check the translations and make sure that the subtitles are correct than this might be a good option, but most people don’t have the knowledge or time required to perform this sort of review. Again, the winner here is definitely Amberscript.  

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Pros and Cons

Both Amberscript and Veed offer users a number of great services, but each platform also comes with a few downsides. Let’s briefly go over the pros and cons so that you can make an informed decision about which service will work best for your needs. 

Amberscript Pros

  • Accurate automatic and manual transcription services
  • Accurate subtitles for uploaded video files
  • Fast translated subtitle service 
  • Rapid turn-around times
  • Great overall user experience
  • Good value for money

Amberscript Cons

  • No additional video editing features
  • Can’t add music files to your videos

Veed.io Pros

  • Lots of video editing features
  • Good value for money

Veed.io Cons

  • Veed is primarily a video editing tool
  • Transcriptions and subtitles are secondary features
  • No manual transcription services
  • Translated subtitles are done by an AI 

Pricing 

Amberscript offers pre-paid services as well as monthly subscription plans. Pre-paid transcription starts from $10 per audio hour for automatic transcriptions. The Amberscript subscription service starts from $32 per month when paid annually and includes up to five audio hours each month. Manual transcription starts from $1.25 per audio minute. Translated subtitles start at $7 per audio minute. 

Veed offers a free plan that allows new users to get started with limited features without having to spend any money. But to make the most of the site you will need a paid monthly subscription. The basic plan starts at $25 per month, but to make the most of the platform you will want a pro plan which starts at $38 per month. You can also save a bit of money by paying for the entire year upfront. 

Verdict

Both Amberscript and Veed offer good transcription services as well as subtitles. However, Veed is primarily a video editing tool, whereas Amberscript specialized in transcriptions and subtitles. So, if you need the most accurate transcriptions, translations, or subtitles, we can confidently recommend Amberscript as the overall winner. 

Our services allow you to create text and subtitles from audio or video.
  • Upload audio or video file
  • Automatic or manual speech to text
  • Edit and export text or subtitles