Do you have a project where there is a lot of footage of people talking? Will it take a long time for you to transcribe on your own? This is where working with a transcription service can come into play. In this video, author Jeff Greenberg discusses things to consider when deciding whether or not you work with a transcription service.
- If you're handling a lot of spoken media, you're probably going to want to get involved with a transcription service. There are a lot of them out there, and there's some things you should be aware of when it comes to transcribing. Generally, there are a ton of services out there. I think, generally, have a feeling of about a dollar a minute for transcribing audio. They may charge more for faster turnaround, like you need it in 24 hours or you need it in an hour, or they may charge more for difficult jargon, particularly medical jargon.
They're gonna return to you timed text and often in a closed caption format, such as a .SCC file. Now, I wanted to stay away from endorsing any one transcription service, because a lot of them out there are really good, but luckily YouTube has a long list of caption services that've passed their own independent verification. So they're really familiar and comfortable with what your needs are going to be as a transcription client. Now, I can hear what you're thinking there as you're there watching this. Jeff, what about voice recognition? Well, Adobe had a version of it with CS6.
And regardless of how good or bad it is, turns out any sort of voice recognition with untrained speakers is not very good on the fly. This isn't new information. Back in 2002, the BBC realized that while it didn't work great with an untrained speaker, it worked great with trained speakers. And what they decided to do was have a human being literally say every word that somebody says on camera. Now, while the people on camera weren't trained voices for the software, the person repeating them was a trained voice.
And it's the fastest way to get voice recognition to reliably work. These sort of gold standards, the Xerox, if you will, in the industry, is, of course, Dragon Naturally Speaking. It's a great, great tool. I use it a lot and not just for transcribing when I need to do it quickly on the fly for myself.
- Making closed captions and open captions
- Reviewing different transcription services
- Timing scripts to audio verbatim
- Importing and viewing captions
- Navigating the Premiere Pro Caption panel
- Adjusting caption timing
- Creating a caption track
- Formatting captions
- Changing the caption format: 608, 708, and open captions
- Using the Transcriptive plugin to create subtitles
- Exporting the media with embedded captions