How do I convert the voice in an existing video to text using Camtasia 9?

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I have an existing video that I want to use to create a script for a new video.  The video is an AVCHD video and the file tile is .MTS.  It opens using Windows Media Player.  I have heard that it can be converted using Camtasia and Windows Voice Recognition software.  I am a newbie, so I need clear step-by-step procedures.

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 Here's what you do in a nut shell.
 Import your video and Place your video on the Timeline. Then, Select "Captions" from the Menu. Left click the Gear Icon and select "Speech-to-text"

If you've never set up Windows Speech to text or disabled the pop-up  you will be greeted by the Set-Up Wizard. You should follow the steps if you haven't done so.

Then you can convert your voice to text. Another Pop-Up gives you 2 options.

I've never had any luck with Windows Speech Recognition. I've tried every version Windows offered. I even tried to train it to recognize my voice tonight.
I use Dragon Naturally Speaking myself.I exported the same audio file into Dragon and let it transcribe it into text.Then I pasted the Dragon text file into Camtasia.It's not perfect.

Here's a side by side comparison of my results.  Your results may vary.


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Love it - I must try and create a P&G in floral shop.  Just goes to show that you get what you pay for
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Thanks, Joe. I will give it a try and see what comes out.  I appreciate the screenshots.

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ok, I tried this... I as able to get the audio into captions... but... how do I export the caption/text? I need to be able to drop it into Word.   .... there might be a better way... but what I just found was to change the file extension to txt and open in Word... I'm working now!