Word Count available for Camtasia 8 Recordings ?

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Is there a way to get a word count from a Camtasia 8 Recording? A client is asking me this, the reason I do not know, yet.
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the only way that I can think to do it would be to do speech-to-text for the entire recording [corrected]; that will create captions; then, copy all captions text and past into some app like Word; then, have Word count the words
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Make an MP3 or WAV recording and have it transcribed at REV.com ... they are relatively cheap.  You can get a word count off the doc they supply
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If you started from a Word document script, it would take about 2 seconds there. From an existing recording, that's going to be some heavy lifting as described above. Make sure they want it real bad!
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Actually kayakman nailed it.  Once you "train" Camtasia for voice to text, separate the audio from the video and let it do it's thing.  Works perfect.  While your at it, take the text to google translate, have it translate the text to any language you want, then dump it back into the CC function in CS!  Instant multilingual 
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If your client truly wants this done and does not want to pay for an extra transcribing service to do this then what kayakman stated is the best way to go about this from my standpoint. Once your audio is recorded but has not scripted using Microsoft Word or something that gives you a word count it is a task to accomplish this problem/solution.

If it is already scripted out to a tee word for word matching the audio then it would be an easy task to accomplish for your client.

Tom I agree with too for the fact that it could be multilingual for other users. And Timbre4 made a strong point also. Hope these suggestions help you and please let us know by posting back here. Thanks for posting and have a great day/night.
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Neil the last time I did the captioning I had to still type in the text like you asked about so in short the answer to your question would be yes it is the same way. Hope this helps and you like the information although it is probably what you did not want to hear.
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in Windows, you can make a timeline selection, right click the selection, and Camtasia will convert the audio within that selection to a caption

you can also do the same for the entire timeline at once, but I've found that phrase-based selections come out almost perfectly
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Neal,
I'm not sure when Text to speech was added to Camtasia but it's been available for quite a while. See Image Below.

I also did some voice training in Windows Speech to Text  to see if the program has improved. The program still made a lot of mistakes.

In my experience, and as stated above, Dragon Naturally Speaking works fantastic.

Regards, Joe 

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as I recall, text to speech was added in CS6; it used a different mechanism [still the Windows engine]; you could even, back then, use STT to auto-type the text into callouts
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Thanks all for the feedback. 
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The client (a large company) has the original script (maybe not word for word) in PPT, I suspect that they are wanting to have the videos transcribed and may need an approximate word count for cost. Not sure. I thank you all for your feedback here. It is truly appreciated.

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