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    Transcription Tools

    WARNING: Transcription tools are awesome and save a lot of time, but know that security and privacy of you and your sources could be at risk. Some services share your data to third-party sources. Read this Politico article about security issues with these tools and apps. For sensitive interviews, it might be best to transcribe the old-fashioned way. Related article: Freedom of the Press Foundation: How Safe Are Your Favorite Transcription Tools?

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    Vid2txt
    A great option for transcribing video and audio on MacOS & Windows. Just drag, drop, and you’re done. It’s a fast, accurate, and affordable fully-offline transcription app that’s a one-time purchase with no limits, and a money-back guarantee.

    Veed.io Transcription Tool
    Transcribe audio and video to text online. Automatic transcription in just one click.

    Picovoice Speech-to-Text
    Picovoice processes voice data locally on-device without sending to the cloud. Hence, nobody has access to the data other than the owner. It is more accurate than Google and IBM and 100% private, transcribes 100 hours per month for free.


    TRANSCRIPTION TOOLS

    Otter.ai Transcription Tool
    Uses AI on phone app and desktop tool to transcribe audio for free.

    Video: How to Use Otter.ai to Transcribe Audio
    From CUNY’s Jeremy Caplan.

    WayWithWords
    Transcription tool.

    Nibity transcription tool

    Verit.ai transcription

    Transcribe Me

    Deepgram
    Free audio transcription tool.

    Ebby.co
    Fast and accurate audio transcription.

    Vid2txt
    A great option for transcribing video and audio on MacOS & Windows. Just drag, drop and you’re done. It’s a fast, accurate, and affordable fully-offline transcription app that’s a one-time purchase with no limits, and a money-back guarantee.

    Picovoice Speech-to-Text
    Picovoice processes voice data locally on-device without sending to the cloud. Hence, nobody has access to the data other than the owner. It is more accurate than Google and IBM and 100% private, transcribes 100 hours per month for free.

    Politico: Security and Privacy Issues with Your Favorite Transcription Tools
    For sensitive interviews, it might be best to transcribe the old-fashioned way.

    Google Recorder (Android App)

    oTranscribe
    Free web app for transcription

    Descript
    Audio word processor. Good for transcribing audio from interviews. First 30 minutes are free and paid after that. Also does podcasting, video editing and more.

    Veed.io Transcription Tool
    Transcribe audio and video to text online. Automatic transcription in just one click.

    Colibri.ai
    Colibri is an AI transcription tool that journalists can use to transcribe online and offline interviews in real-time and capture key points with the click of a button. With Colibri, journalists can focus their full attention on their interviews — not on taking notes.

    VoiceBase.com
    Machine transcribed video tools. $50 free credits to start. Just upload audio file through the web app.

    HappyScribe.co
    Transcribe interviews in minutes. 10 cents per minute.

    VoxRec – Speech to Text Transcription
    VoxRec is a free voice recorder app with speech to text transcription for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The app provides automatic workflows such as instant transcript to email, automatic backups or syncing to multiple cloud folders. Other features include editing audio by editing text, location widgets, live transcription, tagging important moments and other features.

    Freedom of the Press Foundation: How Safe Are Your Favorite Transcription Tools?


    For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.


    Rev.com
    Convert audio and video to text.

    Alice
    A voice recorder and a transcribing system. That’s fast, safe and cost-effective. Just for journalists.

    Sonix
    Transcribe in 37 different languages. Easily convert your audio and video files to text. With Sonix’s cutting-edge AI, you’ll get searchable, editable transcripts in minutes.

    Wordcab
    Learned about this one from Wonder Tools: Will take and summarize an audio file, a text transcript, YouTube link, etc.

    Subly
    Video creation platform which makes the process of subtitling videos for social media much easier by automatically transcribing them in a matter of minutes.

    Sonix
    Speech to text transcription tool. Free trial.

    Scrintal
    Scrintal is a audio and video transcription and analysis tool. Apart from receiving the transcripts of podcasts for SEO and editing purposes, journalists can store their interview material and analyze.

    Pear Note
    A $40 transcription tool.

    LiveScribe and Sound Notifications
    Transcription app from Google Play store.

    VoxTab
    Transcription, voiceover, captioning, and subtitling services for people, businesses, and institutions worldwide.

    TakeNote
    A UK-based transcription services that work closely with many of the large newspaper publications in the UK and with many freelance and independent journalists.

    How to Use Amazon Transcribe
    Walk-through from Dan Nguyen.

    Trint
    Founded by a journalist, Trint makes publishing news stories faster and hassle-free with accurate AI transcription and easy-to-use editing and collaboration tools built with newsrooms in mind. Trint’s lead investor is The New York Times. Pricing plans vary after a seven-day free trial.

    Rev
    Transcription for $1 per minute. Also video captioning and document translation.

    Temi
    10 cents a minute transcription tool comes in both a web version and iPhone app. You can use the app to record the audio or your own recorder.

    Grain
    Record and transcribe Zoom meetings and interviews.

    Alice: Transcription Tool Built for Journalists

    Google PinPoint
    Load audio into the interface and the AI tool transcribes it and timestamps where the quote was in the audio so you can replay it. The site also analyzes .PDFs and other documents.

    WReally Transcribe Tool
    Upload audio and it will transcribe the text.

    EasySub
    EasySub is an automatic subtitle generator that provides the most refined automatic subtitles and free subtitle translation on the internet. It helps journalists transcribe audio and video faster, and can perform simple video editing, providing functions such as adding watermarks, modifying video resolution, video format and background color.

    AI-Powered Audio Transcription Tools To Check Out In 2021

    Vox: Video Transcription Desktop Tool

    Tomedes: Transcribe Audio to Text Tips

    Transcribe
    A free web app designed to take the pain out of transcribing recorded interviews.

    GIJN: Recording Audio on a Smartphone

    oTranscribe
    Web app to transcribe audio interviews.

    Screencast: Using Online Tools to Transcribe Audio

    Genially
    This site lets you tag photos with audio and a lot more.

    Reflect
    A note-taking app with several AI integrations, like a GPT-4 AI assistant and a Whisper AI voice transcriber. You can record a voice note ramble, have the AI assistant turn it into an article outline, then have it rephrase your writing when you get stuck.

    Transcribe Tool
    Load an audio file and you can transcribe it. Fast, efficient. Great tool for reporters doing long, in-depth stories.

    Field Recorder
    Android app that is great for recording phone conversations.

    Headliner.app
    This tool lets you make social media videos for free. It also allows you to export audio from video, transcribes it and drops it into video as a caption.

    The Best New Ways to Transcribe
    An overview of 28 tools for turning audio into text. From Jeremy Caplan at CUNY. Many of his tools and resources appear on this page as well.

    Transcription Tools Twitter List
    Subscribe to this list from CUNY’s Jeremy Caplan to track all of the tools.

    Cleanfeed
    Multitrack, multi-party live audio and recording using only a browser. Tool is free.


    For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.


    BBC: How to Record a Phone Call on an iPhone

    Speechtext AI
    AI-powered transcription service with human accuracy. SpeechText.AI focuses on industry-specific transcriptions and helps journalists to accurately transcribe interviews. SpeechText.AI can use one of several machine learning models to transcribe audio files based on the original type of the audio.

    BBC Blogs College of Journalism: How to Record a Phone Call on Your iPhone

    Popular Science: Best Phone Voice Recorder Apps

    Automatomated Audio & Video Transcription

    The Transcribe App from aiconix, is a speech-to-text integration for SLACK®. An easy-to-use tool to transcribe audio as well as video files automatically in the instant messaging service and to generate subtitle files. An automated translation of the transcript in several laguages will also be available shortly.

    Simon Says
    Simon Says is an AI transcription, subtitling, and video editing platform for video professionals, helping you find the meaningful soundbites, assemble your video, and collaboratively lock story from the web. Simon Says integrates with all the major video editing applications – Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro X, and DaVinci Resolve – and seamlessly fits within post production workflows.

    Remote Recording Tools
    Tips, software and tools for recording remote interviews.

    Zoomcorder
    Zoomcorder.com gives power to people to record Zoom and other video meetings without being at their PC or phone. Simply enter a meeting URL and a recording of the meeting is sent to watch at any convenience time on a phone or PC like a YouTube video.


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