Free Video Transcription!🤑
You know that your videos need to be transcribed, but maybe you’re at a point where it cost a little bit too much to send them off to have them transcribed. That’s why I want to show you how to transcribe them for free.
First, lets quickly recap WHY you should transcribe your videos.
- Facebook – Over 85% of people that watch videos on Facebook do it with the sound off.
- Accessibility – Make your video readable for the hearing impaired.
- Searchability – helps SEO, meaning that search engines can find your video!
- Traffic – If the search engines are picking up your video, it’s going to get more traffic.
- Viewability – It can be watched anywhere! No need for viewers to wait until they are in a location where they won’t distract others.
You can also check out my recent Blog and Infographic on why to transcribe your videos.
DIY or Paid Transcription
If you’re looking to have your videos transcribed, you really have basically two options. You can send it off and pay to have someone do it for you or you can DIY, do-it-yourself.
Paying someone else to do it really is a big timesaver and that’s why I use GoTranscript. You can upload your video and the cost depends on how long the video is and how fast you need it. You can get it done as low as 72¢ per minute and if you continue to use them, you will get a discount.
Did someone say F-R-E-E??
If you have the time, you can do it yourself with YouTube. I’m not referring to the service where you pay YouTube to transcribe your video, but where you can upload a video and it auto-transcribes it for free.
You can check out my video and see exactly how you can have YouTube transcribe it for free. Here are the steps.
- Upload your video as either private or unlisted.
- Once it has processed, go to your Video Manager.
- Click on subtitles/cc.
- Once the file has processed, it will show “Published English automatic” is available.
- Click on that and “Edit” to make any changes necessary.
Having YouTube auto-transcribe your video can be very time-consuming because basically, its a computer figuring out what you are saying and if you talk fast or have an accent that it doesn’t pick up well, you do have to make quite a few changes to it.
Once you have your transcription, make sure to download it from YouTube and then when you upload your video to Facebook, you can upload your captions there too!
How do you prefer to have your videos transcribed? Let me know in the comments below.
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