Conference Audio Transcription – What is it All About?

Conference audio transcription is the transcribing of a conference audio where there may be one main speaker or a panel of different speakers. Conference transcription is common for academic or medical lectures and other industry meetings.

In addition to conference audio transcription work, you may be asked if you offer podcast transcription, which is a digital recording of a speaker or speakers. A podcast can be either an audio recording or a digital video recording. Podcasts are becoming more and more common in the internet age because it allows conferences, lectures, panels, and other types of presentations to be easily uploaded onto the internet.

A video podcast (or any type of visual recording of the conference) will also allow you to properly identify the speakers. Being able to correctly identify the speakers will make the conference audio transcription much easier.

If you are preparing to take on the work for a conference transcription, you may want to review a few points with your client.

Quality of recording

One of the most important aspects of a conference to be transcribed is how the conference was recorded. It would ideal if your client is able to give you a video recording, either VHS or DVD or digital recording, so that you will be able to view the speakers and identify them correctly on your conference audio transcription. If you are receiving a podcast of a presentation or conference, then you can almost assume that the quality will be better than a video taped or analog recorded conference.

If you are unable to receive a visual recording of the conference, then you should be aware of what type of media was used to record the conference. For instance, tape cassette recordings will not be as easy to transcribe as a digital recording.

Additional charge for conference transcription

In gathering all of this information, you will be able to determine your audio transcription rates (as conference transcription rates are often higher than medical transcription rates) and let your client know if you will be able to transcribe verbatim or as accurately as possible given the quality of the recording. A client may be insistent on a verbatim conference transcription, which may or may not cost more depending on the quality of the recording.

Deadline requirements

If your client needs the audio transcription services completed by a certain deadline, then it is best to know this upfront so that you can plan your time wisely. If you have not transcribed a conference before or if you are hesitant about committing to a deadline because of the quality of the recording, then you should share your concerns with your client. Perhaps you and the client can work out a time frame where you can transcribe a certain amount of minutes and then estimate how long it will take for the entire conference audio transcription.

Conference Audio Transcription – What is it All About?

Brief About Lecture Audio Transcription in Educational Institutions

Lecture audio transcription has become an order of the day in educational institutions as it benefits both sides of the academic arena. On one side, lecturers, professors, tutors, teachers, mentors, or demonstrators who provide lecture in a college, university, or at a classroom and students on the other end are benefited by transcribing the content that is spoken in a lecturing session. Why lecture transcription because it is one efficient way of data collection and this way accurate content is also guaranteed. Speaking about the types of lecture audio transcription, there are two: real-time and non-real time, former is done live while the lecture is happening whereas the latter is done on a pre-recorded audio.

With the transcription, lectures are provided with the option of archiving their knowledge for future generation. They can also compile these content, which can act as a reference material in future. If they have missed out sharing any vital information with their students or like to do improvements in part of their lecture audio transcription can aid them. And, students are ensured of reliable study material with this transcription, which is a boon to students pursuing higher education. Those students who involve in part-time work during their graduation can be greatly benefited by this service. Lecture audio transcription also help students with hearing disabilities to see the text format of the lecture and visually impaired students to re-read the content until it sinks in.

On recording the lecture,students usually submit the audio to the chosen transcription company via email, some companies provide the option of uploading files into the server. At the transcription company, people with specific academic knowledge are employed for transcribing the audio. Not just transcribing skills but also well organizing of material is also required to be a lecture transcriptionist as the output from him/her serves a very crucial purpose. Transcriptionists can eliminate any repeated facts in the lecture and provide accurate content, even if its a poor-quality audio with background noise.

In order to help lecture transcriptionists with deliver error-free output there are few guidelines to be followed by students while recording the audio. First, they should make sure the voice recorder is of good quality and works fine and it is placed properly when the lecture begins so that the sound enter the microphone.

On completion of recording the lecture, they can just dock the recorder, in case it is digital, into a PC for transferring of files.

Brief About Lecture Audio Transcription in Educational Institutions