Popular Transcripts Full transcript by Sonix: Oprah Winfrey Receives Cecil B. de Mille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes

Oprah Winfrey at the 2018 Golden Globes accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. She delivered a moving speech that brought many to their feet. Below is a transcript that allows you to follow along with the audio and text.

 

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Review Best transcription tools to convert audio to text

Many journalists, podcasters, filmmakers, video producers are looking at automated transcription as a quick and inexpensive way to turn their audio into text. There are a number of services that are providing this service so how do you choose? Below is a summary of an independent review1 of automated transcription services that was done recently.

Sonix was ranked highest overall and in terms of accuracy.

Sonix (B)
Trint (C+)
Happy Scribe (C+)
Go Transcribe (C)
Simon Says (C-)
VoiceBase (D-)
SpokenData (F)

 

Detailed reviews:

 

Sonix
OVERALL GRADE: B
FREE TRIAL
$5 PER HOUR AFTER THE TRIAL WITH SUBSCRIPTION

ACCURACY:
Sonix’ accuracy is among the best reviewed, if not the best.

POSITIVES:
Great Interface
Great Editor
Good (but not great) Speaker Naming
Time Stamps

NEGATIVES:
Speaker Identification isn’t perfect

 

Trint
OVERALL GRADE: C+
FREE TRIAL: 30 MINUTES FREE
PRICE PER HOUR AFTER THE TRIAL: US$15

ACCURACY:
Good

POSITIVES:
Easy to Use
REALLY Fast
Caption Formats
Decent Time Stamp Support

NEGATIVES:
Speaker Names Must Be Entered Manually

 

The Student Project: Happy Scribe
OVERALL GRADE:C+
FREE TRIAL: NOTHING, PAY AS YOU GO FROM THE START
PRICE PER HOUR AFTER THE TRIAL: ~$6USD (0.09 EUROS/MIN)

ACCURACY:
Pretty much on par with others in this class

POSITIVES:
Follows Along
Intro Music ignored
Super Simple Interface
Price: Inexpensive

NEGATIVES:
No Speaker Names
No Bulk Uploads
Transcript Downloads

 

Go Transcribe
OVERALL GRADE: C
FREE TRIAL: 1 FILE, UNDER 10 MINUTES
PRICE PER HOUR AFTER THE TRIAL: US$13.20 (AND MONTHLY PLANS REDUCE THIS FURTHER)

ACCURACY:
Actually pretty good

POSITIVES:
Easy to Use
REALLY Fast
Nice Online Editor
Time Stamps

NEGATIVES:
No Speaker Names

 

Simon Says
OVERALL GRADE: C-
FREE TRIAL: 30 MINUTES FREE
PRICE PER HOUR AFTER THE TRIAL: US $10 (AND MONTHLY PLANS REDUCE THIS FURTHER)

ACCURACY:
Just Alright

POSITIVES:
Editing
Price
Time Stamps

NEGATIVES:
No Automated Speaker Names

 

VoiceBase
OVERALL GRADE: D-
FREE TRIAL: 50 HOURS!
PRICE PER HOUR AFTER THE TRIAL: US$1.20

ACCURACY:
Not great

POSITIVES:
Amazing Free Account: 50 Hours Free!
Easy Signup and Upload Process

NEGATIVES:
No Time Stamps
Speaker Names

 

SpokenData
OVERALL GRADE: F
FREE TRIAL: 1 HOUR
PRICE PER HOUR AFTER THE TRIAL: 6 EUROS

ACCURACY:
Pretty bad

POSITIVES:
Speed
Serviceable Editor

NEGATIVES:
No Bulk Uploading
Strangely, Too Many Time Stamps
No Speaker Names
Confusing Interface

 

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1  https://popuppodcasting.ca/blog/automatic-transcription-services-compared

 

Announcements Introducing the Sonix Resource Center

Audio transcription is complicated. We are here to simplify it.

At its very basic level, audio transcription converts audio or video files to text. As we have started on this journey, we quickly realized that audio transcription is a solution to a large variety of problems. And we are discovering new use cases each day.

We strongly feel that the technologies surrounding audio transcription (AI, ML, NLP) and the workflows will dramatically improve over the next few years. It is an exciting time.

What is the point of a resource center?

It’s simple. As we learn new concepts, use cases, workflows, and technology, we want to share those learnings with our community. We want Sonix to make people’s lives better. And the best part? There are a lot of ways for us to do so.

We are just getting started. If you have any questions or want to learn more, feel free to email us.