My grandfather didn't work in video; he was a writer, but he had one useful piece of advice that can apply to anyone working in any creative field. He used to tell me about his student years at the New School for Social Research in New York, how so many of his fellow students spent their time hanging out in coffee houses and talking about the great American novel that they were going to write someday.
My name is Ben and I want to get a better understanding of how video professionals use transcripts in their workflow. I work for a small family owned transcription company called Word Wizards and I want to know more about how the pros, and "joes", really use transcripts. Here is my current understanding of the most common application for using transcripts in film making.
I have used Adobe Encore in the past but I have never had a copy of my own, and I can't afford one. But I would like to use something like Encore that is FREE, and with half-decent capabilities. Does such a program exist?