Recording Audio And Video For Transcription

April 6, 2013 Samantha

The Advantages of Making a Good Audio Recording

If you have decided to record an audio or video file that you would like to have transcribed there are a vast number of advantages to making your audio as clear and easy to understand as possible. There are a quite a few good reasons for sending your chosen transcription company a high quality audio recording, so we thought we’d share some of them with you to ensure that you get the best experience when using a transcription service.

Good Recordings Reduce the Cost of Transcription

Audio and Video recordings that are of a lower quality cost more per audio or video minute to transcribe. The reason for this is that the transcriptionist has to spend double or even triple the time listening to your file in order to pick up everything that has been said, even after the audio has been cleaned up.

Increase the Accuracy of your Transcripts

Even if your transcription company has spent hours listening and proofreading your transcripts, if you submit a bad quality audio file, you will find that you are left with number of unclear chunks of speech within your transcript.

Faster Transcription Turnaround Times

Clear audio and video files can be completed within a much faster time frame than low quality audio files. So if you are in a hurry to get your transcripts completed, it is especially important to ensure the sound is clear.

With that in mind, here are some simple tips to help you produce high quality, clear audio recordings.

Record your audio or video files with minimal background noise.

Make sure that you use high quality recording equipment.

Check that you are using enough microphones and that all speakers are close enough to the microphones to be heard clearly.

Minimise cross talking and over speaking during group interviews and focus groups.

 

Making a good quality recording just takes a little planning and preparation, but it can really improve the quality, price and turnaround times of your transcripts. If you would like more information about how to make a good quality audio recording or would like to obtain a quote for our transcription services, why not get in touch today via email, instant message or telephone? We are always happy to help and look forward to hearing from you.

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Samantha

Transcriptionist and Virtual Assistant.

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