Transcription: A way to store your words for a long time

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What is Transcription?

Transcription is a way to convert the audio or video of any event into written word. This can be done for any kind of audio, video, or live event. A recorded lecture, a movie, a song, an interview—anything can be recorded. But a right transcribing service is not sufficient for this alone.

How to get the right transcription

  • Good Quality: The first step in getting something transcribed is to get the good quality of input. If it is an audio file, it should be made sure that the quality of the audio file is good enough. If it is a video file, the quality needs to be good enough to understand each word clearly.
  • No Background Noise: It is important to have zero background noise while making the recording the audio for the live event. Background noise can interfere with the understanding of the transcriber and can cause errors in the process.
  • Good Quality of Equipment: The quality of the good audio or video is dependent upon the quality of the equipment. If the recording instrument is not up to the mark, the input or the output is not going to matter.
  • Separate the speakers: While recording or getting the events of interview and group discussion transcribed, it should be ensured that the speakers speak one at a time and their voice is clear so that there is no problem for those providing the transcribing service.

Hire Experts!

The above steps help in getting the right input for the transcribing service, but transcription is also dependent upon the quality of the transcribers. The transcriber needs to be an expert in the area of the recording so as to faithfully type all the text as well as the emotions that are required to express the meaning of the conversation. The initial steps are important, but an expert transcriber is also very necessary.