Verbal Ink 08/15/12
Don’t waste your valuable time logging footage. Verbal Ink provides accurate, affordable transcription services.
There are a couple of ways you could use a transcription service like Verbal Ink for your next video project.
The obvious way would be to simply upload an audio file in need of transcription.
Their interface for doing this is unrivaled.
This is primarily because their easy-to-use, intuitive, and interactive form tells you how much the transcription will cost depending on your needs.
But a way that Verbal Ink could be an even bigger help is by using it in conjunction with the Speech to Text feature in Premiere Pro.
If you’re not already familiar with this innovative feature, the online documentation will quickly get you up to speed:
Adobe Premiere Pro and Soundbooth analyze spoken words and generate text metadata. You can edit and search text metadata like any other metadata properties. You can then navigate to the times at which specific words are spoken, to better align edits, advertising, and subtitles.
Premiere’s transcription tool is one of those features that will be awesome when it becomes more accurate in future iterations. Right now the transcription accuracy is about 70-80%.
The frustration grows to comedic proportions when trying to decipher the transcribed text. It reminds me of the funny messages you can end up with when using the auto-correct feature on your mobile phone.
However, within the Analyze Content interface in Premiere, you’re able to attach a reference script of the audio that you want it to analyze, giving you considerably higher transcription accuracy.
This is where having a transcribed script from Verbal Ink that you can feed into Premiere could be a huge time-saver.
You can even download additional Speech Analysis Models (languages) from Adobe, which will allow you to convert non-English dialogue.
Besides American English, they currently support:
- International English
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