Automatic convertion of Audio to Text as captions.

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Is there an option that automatically converts audio recorded into text and display at the bottom of the screen ?

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freytag

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Posted 10 months ago

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Robert R., Online Community Admin

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Hi there!

There is indeed! In Camtasia under the Captions toolbar you can enable Speech to Text. See:

Note that this feature utilizes Microsoft's Speech Engine so it will work best if you train your computer to recognize your voice.
Hope this helps!

-Robert
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Thx
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kayakman, Champion

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to add to what Robert has has advised, this tutorial might be helpful ...

How To Do Speech To Text Across Short Media Sections In CS9
http://www.screencast.com/t/Udc5Xpk6PkD
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freytag

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Thx
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Bertie

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Why is mine not active i.e. not clickable? I've open a project  file.camproj and selected the audio in the timeline. Unfortunately, it seems that I still can't select the automated captions options. How can I get this to work?

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kayakman, Champion

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just tried some quick tests; could not reproduce your issue in Camtasia 8.6 with narrated trec capture or MP4 clip

suggest you contact free tech support
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Joe Morgan

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I'm not sure why you can't get captions to convert your speech to text? But technically, tech support for Camtasia 8 expired on 10/10 of 2018.
The only support available was through email up until that date. There's an outside chance they might try to help you anyway. But they certainly don't have to.

To be honest, the speech to text engine in Windows is horrible. I doubt you would be pleased with the results anyway. Your spend as much time correcting the mistakes as you would typing them out from scratch in a lot of cases.

I've tried extensively to make the Windows speech to text engine work and it simply does not. That's what Camtasia relies on. It's a shame that a company has large as Microsoft hasn't developed this feature to be more accurate than it is. I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking myself and I'm actually talking to my computer right now using it.

Perhaps a restart of Camtasia? Or a repair or reinstall will correct your issue?

Regards, Joe
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Thanks Joe. Appreciate your feedback