Converting Audio to Text - Literally not working - Highly disappointed

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I was trying to convert the audio to text on the recorded video on Camtasia 2020 but the texts were completely irrelevant against the video. 

Please let me know whether its possible to convert it properly or not. Not even a single statement I am seeing coming correctly though I have gone through the speech recognition wizard the practise my voice. 

Please suggest.
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Was your speech extemporaneous or was it scripted? If it was scripted, you may actually find the captions sync process a quicker way to get accurate captioning. 

If you have a lot of extemporaneous narration that you need to caption, you may wish to look at Audiate, which is quite a bit more reliable than Camtasia's captioning machine. 
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If you were trying to generate captions by using the  speech to text function built into Camtasia.

Its my recommendation you abandon the practice altogether. You'll have to invest to far to much time making corrections.
Its powered by Windows speech to text engine and it hasn't been improved since its release.


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pa - "Dragon Naturally Speaking Pro" is by far the best speech to text application available today. Windows' Cortana is a 6 year old un-improved version of "DNS, lite". 


Yes, it's pricey but if you earn a living at your computer or hope to do so, you shouldn't ignore the elephant in the room.
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this technique can often greatly increase the accuracy of Camtasia's speech-to-text function ...

How To Do Speech To Text Across Short Media Sections In CS9 2017-05-21

valid up through Camtasia 2020
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Spot on Ed {:>)

Heres a side by side translation of the same recording.

Dragon on the Left                         Windows on the Right