How to Automatically Transcribe Video (Convert Audio to Text)
Hello I'm Mike Russell from MusicRadioCreative.com. In this video I'll show how to transcribe video and get the audio converted into text quickly. I'm really excited to introduce you to this it's called Sonix and they were cool enough to sponsor this video. If you're interested in getting your videos or podcasts or radio shows transcribed you can do so by signing up at mrc.fm/transcribe and if you get a subscription you'll get an extra 100 free minutes using my link.
And so will I
So it's a pretty good deal. mrc.fm/transcribe. So let's take a look at Sonix and see exactly how it works with my YouTube videos here. I'm just going to sign into my account now using my email address and password. And here is the panel you get when you first sign in successfully you can see there's one transcription I tested earlier on a voiceover. It's about 2.5 minutes in length but now I'm going to go into my youtube video manager and you'll know this if your YouTuber. You just right click here the dropdown arrow next to a video. This is a stream I did a couple of days ago it's had pretty good views and interaction.
So I am going to transcribe it and add it to the subtitles and closed caption section of YouTube so download the MP4 like that
Give it a second to download and then I'll be uploading it over here into Sonix ooh did it very very quickly. Theres the video ready to go so click upload over in Sonix and it will accept anything here. Audio or video which makes it great. If you're a YouTuber or video creator. You don't need to strip out the audio and Adobe Audition you can just drag it straight in or of course you can drop it in from Dropbox or Google Drive. Those options are supported so I'm just going to pop down here grab the downloaded video drag and drop.
Simple as that
It's uploading and it will support many different languages including Catalan Czech Danish Dutch Finnish French German Italian Portuguese Spanish Swedish Russian but I'm English British. So will click that one and click start transcribing. I'm also going to click a stopwatch here so I can keep an eye on exactly how long it takes to transcribe the video I've just uploaded which is 5 minutes in duration so hang tight I'll speed up this section of the video and we'll find out how long Sonix takes with its artificial intelligence to transcribe my video... and there you go in two and a half minutes which is 2 times speed so in half the time of the actual duration of the video I have a full transcription now. It will tell me here on the quality tab first of all some editing is required. It's 83 percent confident in what is transcribed but it's got a few words 10 percent fairly confident and 5 just over 5 percent slightly confident now using the thermometer icon here. I can actually highlight the words. It's not too confident with which is brilliant so at a glance I can just go through and make those corrections if needed. Let's compare this by the way over here in YouTube to the YouTube transcription that's always done automatically. See automatic transcription there and you'll already see that there are a few more errors in this. It's not too bad it's getting better all the time YouTube's automatic transcription but what I really like about Sonix and the artificial intelligence here is that you get punctuation you get capital letters. It really is thinking very intelligently about the flow of your audio. In particular one thing I've discovered is it cuts out uhrs and uhms and any kind of you know strange things that you say when you're talking. So it reads really like an article. That's one of the primary focuses of Sonix and as you can see here it's looking very nice indeed. So let's play back the video by doing this and watch as the transcription will highlight the word it's on. At that moment There is a sonic logo. Hello there I am Mike Russell from MusicRadioCreative.com and it's so fantastic to be back with you on my return from San Diego in California. So really really good stuff. As you can see it's working really well. It's splitting everything out into paragraphs which is fantastic so if I wanted to upload this to a blog I could export what I've got here already and I could do it as a Microsoft Word document or maybe a dot txt file. Now you can include speaker names. I'll go into this deeper on a future video when working with podcasts with multiple guest this is superb. Just gonna untick that timestamps you can include as well but if it's just for a blog article or something switch that off and you can export highlighted selections as well if you only want a little bit. Let's just export what we got there is a dot txt file and as you can see the title of the video at the top there I can just delete that it's split into two nice little paragraphs here and if you're really explaining something if you doing like a how to video you can split this out into sections put nice subtitles in and you've got yourself a blog post repurposed straight out of your video content. This is just amazing with very little editing required there.
You can also click the share button to share it out by email to invite collaborators to come and join in with you so if you are working with a virtual assistant who usually spends hours transcribing your content
Now you can share with them or add them to your account inside Sonix. So really really cool stuff. Other brilliant stuff here like highlighting strikethrough which will actually affect your audio and again I'll show you this feature in a future video because there's so many different features inside Sonix.
I just wanted to give you a basic introduction and show you just how powerful this is for either video content or audio spoken podcast content
Really really good. I highly recommend it let's play more... presentation on improving the sound of your podcast at Social Media Marketing World 2018.
I absolutely love this
Im going to be using this a lot in my video and podcast production and I advise you go and sign up and try it out for yourself now to get the first 30 minutes free anyway and if you sign up for a subscription using my link you will get an extra 100 minutes free and so will I. So its great deal for both of us. Go to mrc.fm/transcribe to try out Sonix now that is mrc.fm/transcribe and just as an aside the closed captions to this video were generated entirely by Sonix.
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