Productivity Hacks

How to Transcribe a YouTube Video

YouTube has over 2 billion monthly users visiting the platform. With such a massive audience, many creators are producing video content. But creating engaging YouTube videos is only half the battle. You also need to transcribe your videos to make them more discoverable, sharable, and accessible.

Manual transcription of YouTube videos is time-consuming and tedious. That's where Supernormal comes in. Supernormal leverages cutting-edge AI to automatically transcribe video audio into text.

In this post, I'll go through the step-by-step process of using Supernormal to transcribe your YouTube videos with ease. By the end, you'll know how to get accurate transcripts for all your videos quickly.

Choose Your Supernormal Plan

Supernormal offers two tiers of subscription service. The Starter plan is free and includes notes and transcripts for up to  20 Google Meet meetings per month. The Pro plan is priced by number of minutes and includes additional features like transcribing imported meetings and supporting meetings on Zoom and Teams. To transcribe a Youtube video, you’ll need to import it to Supernormal for transcription so your best bet is signing up for a Pro account which starts at $22/month for 1000 minutes. You can learn more about Supernormal’s plans and pricing on the Supernormal Pricing Page.

Import Your YouTube Video

With your account created, it's time to add your Youtube file for transcription. Supernormal accepts Webm and MP4 files up to 100MB. When uploading, be sure the audio quality is clear and consistent. This will ensure maximum accuracy. For best results:

  • Record in a quiet space without background noise
  • Use consistent volume levels throughout
  • Avoid overlapped speech between hosts

Supernormal's audio processing will clean up minor quality issues. But cleaner audio going in means better transcripts coming out.

Refine the Transcript

Thanks to Supernormal’s AI magic, your transcript will be really accurate but you can easily edit it by copying/pasting into a Google Doc or Word file. Here are some tips for optimizing the transcript:

  • For uploaded videos, you’ll want to add and check speaker titles.
  • Correct any obvious transcription errors like wrong words, misspellings, etc.
  • Break text into paragraphs to improve readability. Add line breaks between topic changes.
  • Add punctuation for clarity. Periods, commas, question marks, etc.
  • Remove filler words like "um" and "uh" for conciseness.

Export Your Transcript

Once the transcript looks good, export it in your desired format. Then you're ready to use the transcript however you like - sync it to your audio or post it online.

And that's it! Just repeat the process for each new video. In no time, you'll have a professional transcription workflow that saves tons of time and headache.

Supernormal Makes YouTube Transcription Effortless

Transcribing YouTube videos manually is a frustrating and time-intensive process. With Supernormal's AI-powered platform, you get fast, accurate automated transcription tailored to your videos.

Simply import your YouTube links into Supernormal and let the advanced speech recognition go to work.

Stop wasting hours transcribing manually. With Supernormal, you can simplify your workflow and supercharge your YouTube presence.

Give Supernormal a try today and join the next generation of AI-powered transcription!

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