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Steps to be followed to Convert Mp3 to Text Format

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Steps to be followed to Convert Mp3 to Text Format


In simple words, the conversion of recorded audio files into text is known as Audio transcription. Mostly, it involves the transcription of digital as well as non digital formats such as WAV, AU, MP3, Micro Cassettes, standard tapes and VHS. In the industry lingo, this audio transcription process is defined as the transcription of any recorded audio (excluding medical recording/dictations).

Now days, the Audio transcription (as a term) is undeniably extremely common. Generally, it encompasses a host of several other distinct categories as well such as digital and non-digital audio transcription and almost all the recording types (meetings, interviews, dictations, conferences, teleconferences etc.) Being a veteran audio transcription service provider, we’ve the knowledge of all the paradigms associated to the process of audio transcription. The following list includes the types of recordings that we actually transcribed:-

  • Conferences
  • Corporate Meetings
  • Podcasts
  • Radio shows
  • Dictations
  • Discussions
  • Focus group, and Seminars

Until and unless, the customized formatting isn’t requested explicitly, we adhere to the following document formats and notations:-

  • Deliberately, we transcribe verbatim in a recorded speech i.e. by including sounds like ahhs..umms and pauses as well.
  • With time stamping and a bold font, we mark the doubtful sentences/ words.
  • Our standard font size is Times New Roman.
  • We portray the personal interviews in the question and answer format and according to the client’s requirement, we  do and don’t identify the names.
  • The inaudible and indiscernible part are marked as [Inaudible] and [Indiscernible] in the transcript.
  • Only on request, we do the Stamping/Time coding.
  • US spelling and style is followed by us.
  • From our website only, you can pick up any format as there’re plenty of options available.

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Conferences – Ten Useful Tips for Successful Recording

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Conferences – Ten Useful Tips for Successful Recording


Generally, to record the audio of a conference, conference venue’s in-house recording system is taken into action. Mostly, while utilizing that pre-installed conference venue’s system, you’ll encounter glitches and also not receive satisfactory sound quality. Despite the fact that a recording system is pre-incorporated in the conference hall, you can enhance the sound clarity by merely practising the following 10 useful tips:-

  • Ensure to take the assistance of professionals while recording the conferences and seminars. In the presence of a professional, you can easily know whether everything is going perfectly or not.
  • Always utilize, fit for the purpose recording equipments. If possible, try to record the seminar or conference with the digital recorders because they reduce cost, minimise the audible numbers, cut the transcription time and deliver excellent audio.
  • Pick-up uncompressed digital setting- Never compromise on the sound quality merely to save some bucks. Channelize the highest uncompressed quality levels offered by the recorders.
  • Take the suitable digital audio level and file type into contemplation. Use those digital files which you think are compatible with the transcription software such as MP3, WMA, DSS and WAV.
  • Before the seminar, do check the recording equipments meticulously. If you’re utilizing the in-house recording equipments then it’s not an issue because their operators usually do that.
  • For better and clear sound, provide individual microphones to all the prominent figures (panel members and speakers) in the conference.
  • Reduce the noise level while recording the sound.
  • In case, you’re an outsider and wish to record the conference, do get in contact with the organisers and ask for a conference transcript.
  • Prohibit the usage of micro-cassettes and mini tapes.
  • Don’t forget to turn-off the time stamp bleep.

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How to Record Digital Audio from VHS Tape for Transcription

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How to Record Digital Audio from VHS Tape for Transcription


To record a Digital Audio from VHS Tape, you need the following items:-

  •  A computer
  • A VHS player
  • A twin phono to 3.5mm (1/8 inch) Stereo Jack Lead
  • A SCART phono out adaptor
  •  Gold wave or Audacity (Sound Editing software’s)

Once you get the above mentioned gadgets and software’s, you can be with the ultimate process. First of all, you ought to place the VHS cassette into the player and then you are required to SCART adaptor into the SCART jack. You also need an S-video card in case you’re planning to convert your PC into output. After that, plug the red and white sockets into the similar collared jacks located on the SCART adaptor.

After completing the settings, you begin with the editing process using Gloldwave or Audacity. While editing, you ought to keep several things in mind and above all you ought to be proficient in editing. The editing software’s, Gold wave and Audacity are a bit different from each other but the fundamentals are similar. If you know editing, you wont’ face any trouble while using any of these software’s.

Once you are through with the editing, recording phase comes up. In this, you simply need to record the VHS sound in your sound editing software by playing the VHS cassette. By doing this, your VHS will get recorded into the digital audio.

The moment your recoding process comes to an end, press the stop button on your VHS machine and software.

In the end, don’t forget to save your file otherwise you’ll have to face the repercussions.

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The ‘essentials’ for a perfect video transcript


Apart from audio transcriptions, video transcription services are also offered by the highly proficient and veteran and versatile audio and video transcribers. Audio transcription is very general but video transcription is still not that common in the domain. There are certain “essentials” for a perfect video transcript which are as follows:-

VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION OF NOISY PANEL DEBATES
Transcribing a full fledged panel discussion or a debate is the most difficult assignment a transcriber can ever do. It’s known as a cumbersome assignment because you have at least five or five plus main speakers and an audience chipping in with their comments. Unfortunately, if it comes out as an animated discussion then this complicated task turns into an onerous task.

ALL SPEAKERS COVERED IN THE TRANSCRIPT
Its mandatory to cover all the speakers in a transcript. Once a transcript is done, it has to get cross checked against the video in account to ensure that the transcriber has included all the speakers in the same.

SEPARATE AUDIO FOR VIDEO PROGRAMS
For sheer accuracy in the transcript, most of the video companies create a separate audio track for the related video. This saves a lot of time and consequently the transcript can be delivered in a quick turnaround time.

PRECISE DETAILS OF THE TRANSCRIPT
While briefing the project, a client must give proper instructions to the transcribers maintaining the transparency. Each and every requirement should be told to the transcriptionist before he starts off with the transcription process.

NAME SPEAKERS IN THE TRANSCRIPT
It actually depends on the client whether he wants the transcriber to identity the speakers by their names in the transcript or not.

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Adding Transcripts & Captioning to Videos for That ‘real’ Global Presence


Eminent corporate houses and hardcore professionals are now channelizing the advanced techniques to create the corporate presentations leaving the conventional methods (PowerPoint presentations) behind. Earlier, slide shows were known as Presentations but now a day’s presentations include short films, short documentaries and video clips as well.
Merely stuffing the videos and short films in the presentation won’t work, what’ll provide a cutting edge to your presentation is an audio transcript and captioning. A captioning and the transcript of the audio will undeniably do wonders to your presentation and make it internationally styled. While creating the audio transcript and captions, please ensure that the language is correct. If your presentation targets international audience then remember, the natives of USA, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Anglophone Caribbean and Ireland understands and speaks the language (English) more fluently than the inhabitants of the other nations.
If an audio transcript is provided alongside the presentation, it’ll assist the viewers of other countries to comprehend the speaker’s accent and the whole presentation in totality. Additionally, if videos with subtitles and captions are incorporated in the presentation then it’ll undoubtedly magnetize more viewers including the ones with impaired hearing. In the United States, captioning (of all pre recorded video) is mandatory because they believe that usually out of five people one person got hearing impairments. Furthermore, captions also assist the non English viewers to understand the video effortlessly (without language constraints).
On the whole, captioning increases the viewership of your presentation for which you always crave.

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