Video transcription is the process of preparing a text document of all spoken words within a video.
Providing a transcription of your video content makes the audio accessible to individuals with hearing loss. Video transcription also gives you the benefit of allowing search engines to find and rank your content based on keywords.
First, save your transcript as a plain-text file and remove any special characters. Then, navigate to your YouTube channel and login. Next, navigate to the “Captions and Subtitles” screen at the top. You will have the option to upload your transcript from this screen. Alternatively, you can copy and paste your transcription into the video “description.”
It depends how long your video is. If your video is several hours long, you might consider distributing sections of the video to more than one transcriber so it can be transcribed in tandem.
Most video transcription service providers charge per minute. On the lowest end of the pricing spectrum, you can expect to pay $1 per minute. That means if your video is 5 minutes long, it will cost $5 to transcribe. On the highest end of the spectrum, you should expect to pay no more than $5 per minute. The rate you pay is typically determined by the turnaround time you require. Use our cost calculator here.
No. Voice-to-text software is not capable of accurately transcribing video content. Read more about this here.