Using Limecraft Flow you can automatically generate transcripts and add captions to your video to improve accessibility and boost engagement. This article describes the steps to automatically transcribe audio into timed text.

1. How to enter the Transcriber application

Find the Go to transcript action on a clip thumbnail and click it.

When you open the Transcript for a clip which has not been transcribed, you’ll see a window similar to the one below:

2. How to use automated speech recognition

Limecraft Flow’s transcript editor is integrated with our powerful automatic transcription engine. Instead of creating a transcript manually, you can let our services do the work for you.

Open the transcript editor on a clip that doesn't have a transcript yet (see image above). Before you hit “CONVERT AUDIO TO TEXT”, please make sure to indicate the main language above.

Automatic transcription might take a while depending on the length of your material. You don’t have to keep the page open for the automatic transcription to continue. When the automatic transcription has finished, the right side of the screen will display the transcription:

Please bear in mind that machine transcription can be prone to errors, depending on the quality of the audio. So in case you need an accurate transcription, we recommend you spend some time reviewing and correcting before using it.

To do so, switch to the edit mode by clicking the EDIT button above the transcript text. Each word is synced to a position in the video. Clicking a word while holding down the Ctrl key will seek the player to that position.

You can simply edit the transcript like you would do in a text editor. The software will keep the link with the timecode positions in your media intact. To correct more than simple typos, we recommend using the “Change text of selection” tool.

3. Mark quotes

If you want to use the transcript to mark interesting parts and create quotes, click the VIEW button. Also make sure that the subclips sidebar is visible by clicking the subclips button in the top right corner:

The interface now contains a player at the left, the subclips sidebar at the right and the transcript in the middle.

Note: The player controls and the subclips sidebar are explained in detail here. This article is about using the transcript text to create subclips.

Creating a new subclip using the transcript is as easy as marking the text in the transcript, and then clicking the ‘add subclip’ button.

The timing is filled in automatically, and the quote is included. You can add a description with tags and mentions as usual.

4. Change your work area

At the top right corner of the application, you’ll find the help buttons and some toggles to show or hide panes in the application.

Go ahead and try clicking some of the buttons. Click the button again to revert the action. For example, you can hide the video if you have a small screen or if you just prefer it that way.

The help button on the far right will show a menu with a ‘talk to us’ option. Click it to get in touch! We like to help you out if you get stuck for some reason, and we like to hear your experiences with the application!

Download Transcriber Cheat Sheet

Download the cheat sheet, print it, and hang it on your wall! Download Transcriber Editor Cheat Sheet