Automatically transcribing audio from a video or audio file

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You can't do this in Camtasia, but does anyone have any suggestion with regarding automatically transcribing audio from a video or audio file.
  • Have you used any services? 
  • What are they like?
  • How much do they cost?
The intention is to bring in the transcription as closed captions, but going through an hour long video manually is going to be painful. 
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David Bookbinder

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You could try uploading the video to YouTube and letting its auto-captioning do it's thing. I've found that basic correcting of the auto-captioning is not too time-consuming.
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David Mbugua

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There are many services that you can use to automatically transcribe and caption videos.

1. YouTube is free.
Uploading your video on Youtube will automatically generate subtitles for you that you can download and add to your videos on Camtasia.

NOTE: You'll need to run the subtitle via subtitle next for it to be accepted in Camtasia. I'm not sure why this happens. 

Here's how to download YouTube Subtitles (automatically generated and manually uploaded) using Google2SRT.

2. Otter Voice notes is an awesome A.I. powered tool that has a paid and free option (600 free minutes per month)

It can automatically transcribe and provide you with an SRT (paid). It's super fast. 

Here's how Otter works.

3. Descript for Windows or Mac. 

Awesome application for Podcasters, Video editors, etc.
It's extremely good.

You can even add a ready transcript and have Descript automatically append timestamps for free.

Check it out.

There many others including, Temi, Trint,, Google Docs Voice Typing feature, etc.

All the best.