How to transcribe audio to text?

Users consume content in various ways, like videos, podcasts, and webinars. Yet, written content holds unique and undeniable importance. This is where transcription– converting audio recordings into text – comes into play. Users can unlock various benefits and address challenges by transcribing audio to text. For instance, how does one ensure accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing when dealing with a podcast episode? Or how can researchers easily reference a specific segment from hours of recorded interviews? These challenges can be resolved by turning audio into text and enhancing content accessibility, searchability, and versatility.
Now, we will explore how you can seamlessly transcribe audio to text using ANT’s portal:

1. Upload your file

It is designed for those with files saved directly on their desktop or phone. Click the upload button or drag and drop your file into the specified area. Supported audio and video formats include MP3, MP4, WMV, M4A, MOV, AVI, AMR, WMA, TS, and WAV. Remember, you can upload up to 20 files in one project, with a maximum size of 2GB per file.

2. Import from a Link

It is ideal for using platforms like Google Drive, Zoom, Dropbox, or YouTube. Simply paste the video file link to import it directly for transcription. Need help? Check out the “Click here to know how to paste link” guide! Post-upload, your files get categorized under “Desktop Files” or “Web Links” based on your chosen upload method.

Tailoring Your Transcription: Step by Step

Step 1: Project Name- Label your project with a descriptive name.
Step 2: Audio Language- Identify the language of your audio file.
Step 3: Transcription Type- Choose from.
  • Manual transcription: It is done by experts who ensure accuracy and catch nuances in audio. They understand the context and emotions that machines might overlook.
  • Automatic transcription: It uses technology to quickly turn audio into text. It’s fast and cost-effective but might miss some details, often needing some edits for best accuracy.
  • Both: We combine auto-transcription tech with human expertise for quick and accurate results. Clients get efficient services without sacrificing quality.
Step 4: Delivery Time- Set your preferred transcription turnaround.
Step 5: Additional Options:
  • Timestamp (sync transcript with audio)
  • Strict verbatim (capture every utterance)
  • Redact (keep personal details confidential)
Step 6: Data Analysis & Reporting- Opt between self-service analysis or let our expert team handle it.
Step 7: Special Instruction- You can guide our transcribers for any specific requirements.
Once finalized, click “Submit,” and voila! Your project gets added to your transcription profile.

What are our special features?

In addition to our core transcription services, we understand the importance of clarity and coherence in your transcripts. That’s why we provide dedicated editors who review and refine the text, ensuring it not only accurately reflects the audio but is also presented in a clear and easily understandable manner. Our platform is designed with collaboration in mind. Features such as tagging allow users to categorize and easily retrieve specific portions of the transcript, while our collaboration tools enable seamless teamwork, ensuring multiple individuals can work on or review a transcript simultaneously. This comprehensive approach ensures our clients receive a product that’s polished and tailored to their needs.

Special Note for Non-English Audio Files

If your file isn’t in English, don’t fret! We have a streamlined process:
  • After selecting the non-English language in Step 2, you’ll get options in Step 3 for:
  • Direct Transcription
  • English Translation
  • Both
Before moving ahead, let us throw some light on what direct transcription is and its significance. Our Direct transcription includes charges by the minute, and is a vital tool in the industry. Not only does it provide a clear and consistent pricing structure, but it is also often more cost-effective than per-word transcription. This method ensures clients know upfront what to expect in terms of expenses, making budgeting easier and more transparent. Its affordability and predictability have made it a preferred choice for many seeking transcription services.
Moreover, manual transcription is the default for non-English files, with a fixed delivery time of 10 business days.

Uploading Directly from a Client’s Project Page:

If you’re on the project file view of your client page, use the “Upload files” button to add files to that project directly. Once uploaded, follow the above steps to specify your transcription needs and the files get uploaded to the current project folder seamlessly.
The Bottomline
Transcribing has never been easier! Datagain leads the way in modern transcription with its advanced and user-friendly portal. Combining easy-to-use design with powerful technology, it caters to beginners and experts alike. The platform is tailored to meet various needs, from specific file formats to different languages. Whether you’re a journalist, researcher, or content creator, Datagain offers customized solutions for all transcription needs. Simply put, it’s where top-notch quality meets user convenience.