In this post, I’m going to walk you through the basics of how to do Video Transcription online, and also how to write transcripts that can be read by anyone.
Transcription is a field that has come a long way in recent years. We now have programs that allow us to transcribe speech using an audio recorder, and we have programs that allow us to create transcripts from computer-generated voice recordings. However, the process of creating a transcript from video recorded on an iPhone or iPad is still quite manual, as are many other aspects of transcribing spoken audio.
2. Why You Should Video Transcription
Transcribing videos is a great way to share content with friends and family, or to improve the quality of your own videos (which you can do after you’ve transcribed them). It’s also an extremely effective way to learn, as it helps you follow along and see exactly what is happening. The transcriber has the advantage of being able to focus on the meaning of words rather than on timing or other aspects of the video.
Transcribing videos is not always possible, especially if they are poor-quality or very long (I often have to transcribe a video of someone walking their dog in their living room), but there are many ways to get around this problem:
• If you have video-editing software installed on your computer, you can use it for transcriptions. Here are some good software options:
Andriod Apps: Google Video (free app!)
Or better still, use an Android phone camera app like Camera+ or ActionCam+ and just take the picture yourself (use the camera roll option). See our post on how we use Android phones for this purpose here. If your phone is running iOS, check out iTranscribe by Transcriptionists/Epic for iPhone or iTranscribe Pro for iPad. Both apps work well with iPhone 5s and newer; iPad 2 and older will need a jailbreak to work correctly. If you are using Windows 10, check out iTranscribe, which runs on all versions from Windows 8 up through Windows 10. Transcriptionists/Epic also makes a version specifically designed for transcriptionists called Transcriber Pro. You can use it with any Mac laptop running OS X Lion or later; it works well with MacBook Air and MacBook Pros; however, it only supports text-to-speech (TTS) voices… not voice recognition software like Siri or Cortana. However, if all else fails, iTranscribe will have no trouble transcribing audio files so long as they contain text characters that match your language’s pronunciation rules… in most cases that means English words such as “hello” and “goodbye”, but be warned that some languages may only support monophonic voice recording… So if your language doesn’t have those words
3. How to Write Good Video Transcriptions
As a recent addition to the list, I am sorry to say that I’ve been spending a lot of time lately writing up some basic video transcription. You see, we do everything in our videos that we can think of: videos are edited (including audio), the text is transcribed (including images and music), and even if you are doing it right, the audio can be critical. And when you’re done editing your video and need to write up your transcriptions, you have a lot of work ahead of you to make sure it’s coherent and easy for people to read.
I think this is one area where we should be able to take advantage of the “big data” revolution. Over the last few years, web search algorithms have become better at indexing large amounts of data from mobile and desktop devices, so search engines like Google can now index all sorts of transcribed text documents with little effort. This means that people will start producing transcripts more often and in more situations than ever before; so it would seem like a natural opportunity for us to get involved as well. And that is exactly what we have started doing. We use text-to-video services like TranscribeMe, which gives us high-quality transcriptions at no cost whatsoever — but these services also offer a wealth of content, which we use as an input source for our own products such as Podcasts, Blogs, YouTube Videos, Photos & Graphics, etc.
So here is the lowdown on Video transcriptions:
1) Want something transcribed? Just fill out their form and they will email you back with their suggested price within 24 hours or less (some provide a 24-hour turnaround). They require no payment until they receive your transcription, which is great news for freelancers who don’t want to pay any money until they receive payment from their client – but not so great news for people who wish to sell their services as well (we’re working on solutions for both groups).
2) Read about how well TranscribeMe transcribes speech vs how well others do. I personally find them very good (and I’m confident most people would agree), but there are certainly some outliers. If TranscribeMe doesn’t meet your needs, there are plenty of other options out there. There are also many free services out there that offer pretty similar services at comparable prices – just be careful because some aren’t very good!
4. Editing Video Transcription for Scannability
There is a lot of work to be done before you can upload your videos and photos directly to the web. A lot of the work is in the actual transfer of your files from one medium to another (some very old-school) but there’s also a lot more involved in making it look right. In order for you, as the creator/creator, to have an easy time doing that transfer, you need these tools — and today we are going over them:
1. Scannable Text – Scannable Text is not just for photographers anymore! It’s become a must-have tool for anyone who wants to get their work out there and it can be used for any type of media.
2. Video Transcription – Video Transcription allows you to annotate a video so that people can more easily understand what people said when they were filming or recording your video or audio file. It’s commonly used when creating GIFs or other animations in Adobe After Effects so that they will look as good on screen as they do on paper (or if you want something that looks like a real-world illustration, like this one).
3. Scribble – Scribble was designed specifically with photographers in mind, but may be useful for anyone who needs some extra help with their documentation — whether it’s writing up something on paper or typing up transcribed material online.
Don’t forget that all these are just three examples of how you can transfer media files from one medium to another! You could use any third-party service that supports multiple formats (like Dropbox), so long as it complies with the terms and conditions of the service you choose (if those services have certain restrictions). The tools above are general recommendations, but don’t forget about other tools either; there are plenty out there already!
5. 5 Tips for Creating Better Video Transcription
If you’re saying “transcription scannable text”, you’re probably looking for a way to transfer your photos and videos online. You can do this by using Scannable Text, but it will be much easier if you just create one yourself.
Don’t have the time? Then don’t do it! Just print the PDF (or whatever) and attach it to your images. It is not necessary to scan your PDF either.
And what about the fancy design: it does make your photo or video stand out. But that is secondary if you are going for something that can be transferred easily from one device to another:
It is very easy to use Scannable Text – download the free Scannable Text app on iOS or Android, and then simply add your photos and videos, or even just text. There are no complicated settings – no preferences, no settings – just drag and drop your files into the box where they need to go!
In this post, we will cover the fundamentals of writing text-to-video transcription scannable text and offer some of our own tips and tricks. We will also take a brief look at creating and editing videos.
If you have been looking to export your audio or video recordings, but don’t know how to use any tools, this is the post for you. We’ll walk through all the basics of exporting audio and video (from capturing a sound file to exporting it as a video without losing quality). Even if you are not interested in making videos, understanding how to export audio will help you with many other tasks as well.