Audio-visual hosting and transcription

Open your AV materials to deeper exploration with the in-platform hosting, streaming and discovery capabilities of Quartex.

From oral histories and music recordings to newsreels, commercial films and footage from private collections, your audio-visual files can be ingested into Quartex and showcased with our powerful range of discoverability and accessibility features.

Promote accessibility

Generate transcriptions and closed captions with our single-click feature. Edit for 100% accuracy and optimal accessibility, particularly for users of screen reader technology.

Enhanced search

Timecoded transcriptions improve user experience by facilitating search and navigation to specific sections of interest.

In-platform hosting and streaming

Host and stream your audio-visual assets in our scalable platform – no need for external hosting or complex workflows.

AV collections: Community partnership and platform development

Bay Area TV Archive (BATA), based in San Francisco, and two other partners – the University of Florida and Towson University – worked with Quartex to enhance and further develop AV capabilities to support repositories with large AV footprints. 

Alex Cherian, TV Archivist at BATA, discusses his involvement in this AV pilot project and gives examples of working in Quartex to edit transcriptions of AV materials for enhanced accessibility and user experience.

A powerful tool that better serves researchers' needs

Rice University is excited by the potential impact of Quartex’s transcription services, especially on resources that have never been run through that kind of process. The library team is particularly pleased with how A/V transcription has enhanced student radio news masters dating from the late 1960s to the early-mid 1980s, making them accessible to more users.

"Automated transcription is a really powerful tool that is going to help us to better serve the needs of our researchers."