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Rev mention · May 28, 2018

The Best Way to Record Calls and Transcribe Them Quickly

Something funny happened as our phones turned into pocket computers: The phone part quit being as important. Our phones aren’t glued to our ears anymore. For many of us, phone calls are something we plan—they’re important conversations about detailed subjects, not random calls to check something quick...read more
Rev mention · May 1, 2018

The Best Transcription Apps and Services in 2018

Ryan Law contributed to this article, as did Zapier Senior Writer and Editor, Matthew Guay Transcription is no longer the sole reserve of journalists or doctors. It's more affordable than ever, ready to unlock the SEO benefit of a podcast or video transcript, turn interviews into powerful quotes and...read more
Rev update · May 1, 2014

Automate Audio and Video Transcription Orders with Rev and Zapier

Shooting, editing and uploading a video is a major task in itself, but it doesn't complete the project. Copy writing, promotion and video transcription are still on the to-do list, too. For the last task, there's Rev, an audio video transcription service that's now among the 300-plus...read more
Matthew Guay
Reviewed by Matthew Guay
Last updated December 11, 2015

Transcribing audio is tough, time consuming work. But whether you're a student transcribing lecture notes, a journalist writing up your on-the-field audio notes and interview recordings, or a business wanting searchable records of everything you talk about in weekly meetings, transcription is a necessity.

It just might not be something you or your team have to do on your own—and you don't even have to find a transcription service. Instead, you can use Rev, a transcription service and app that makes it simple to turn your audio recordings and videos into text documents without any effort.

Rev essentially is a transcription and translation service. Give them an audio file, and they'll transcribe it into a Word document. Send in a video, and they can transcribe the audio, make FCC compliant captions, or translate your video and make subtitles. Or, upload a document, and you can get it translated to or from English into over 30 other languages—complete with certified translations, if needed. Each of those services offer a quick turnaround time, consistent pricing that's easy to estimate for your project, and a quality guarantee that lets you get revisions to your copy if needed.

Then, there's the Rev app which makes it different from other transcribing and translation services. You can upload your audio and video files in a variety of formats from the Rev website, add a link to the file online, or record audio right from Rev's mobile apps and send it off for transcription automatically. You could even use Rev's Zapier integration to automatically get audio and video transcribed and captioned just by adding it to Dropbox or another app of your choice.

Once your transcribe is ready, Rev sends your data back in the format you need. Transcribed audio and translated documents come back in a Word .docx file, while captions and subtitles can be received in the format you need: .txt, .xml, .srt, or any other popular subtitle file. Rev will email you a link to the files when they're finished, or you can have Zapier copy your transcribe over to the app you want automatically. You can also re-download your transcribe and the original audio or video files from Rev's site anytime. And if anything's wrong with your copy, you can rate the transcriber and request a correction from Rev, to get the text you need.

So, next time you sit down to transcribe a call but don't really have the time to do the job well, Rev just might be the app for you. It's team of transcribe and translation professionals that, together with Rev's app, make it easier than ever to get your audio turned into text, and your text turned into another language.

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Rev is an audio transcription service that uses human beings to transcribe English audio or video into text.