Machine Express Transcription

How to Get the Most out of Machine Express Transcription

Want a quick transcription? TranscribeMe has created a transcription solution for your needs. Our Machine Express service is an automated speech recognition product that provides time stamping at every speaker turn. This service can be ordered through our Customer Portal.

When should I order my file using Machine Express?

Files that are good or high quality recorded audio, with speakers who are clear, not heavily accented, and speaking at an average pace are excellent candidates for Machine Express transcription. The clearer the audio, the clearer the speech, the more accurate and higher quality transcript you will receive.

Remember, the Machine will interpret every noise as a word, so it will not accurately transcribe speakers talking over persistent background noise, or each other. The accuracy will also diminish if your recording sounds like the speakers are echoing, or there is a continual low-level hum throughout the recording. (Echoing speech is caused by recording in open areas with poor acoustics. Hums throughout the recording are the microphones picking up the sound of the machinery used to make the recording as it is operating.)

Extremely long files will also benefit from Machine Express, as there is no delay in having the file transcribed. Just remember, it usually takes between 3 to 5 times the length of the audio for the transcript to finish. So if you have a 4 hour file, it could take up to 20 hours to receive your transcript back. Whereas human transcription will often take 12 to 15 days for a 4 hour file.

Our Machine Express often returns some of the highest accuracy results in the business. Up to 95% for high quality audio. In an industry where between 80 to 85% accuracy is the norm, that makes TranscribeMe one of the industry leading providers.

If your recording audio is not quite clear, you have multiple speakers who have been recorded at different levels, have heavy accents, or are continually talking over each other, we recommend going with one of our human transcription services. But if you have crisp, clear audio and you want the transcript back quickly and at a low price, Machine Express is for you.

How do I Order Machine Express?

To place your order, please log in to your account here.

Once logged in, you will see the portal home page. You can now upload audio and video content from your computer, Dropbox or Youtube. We accept the following formats: wav, mp3, mp4, ogg, aiff, aif, m4a, mov, wma, avi, flv, 3gp, 3gpp, 3ga, amr, caf, m4v, and MXF.

Once the screen says 'Ready to Transcribe,' click on the orange 'Transcribe' button which will take you to the Order Details page where you can select the service and details of your file. On this page, under Transcription Type, change the service from the default of Standard to 'Machine Express.' Please note the restrictions in red for this service by scrolling down the screen. When you are ready to proceed, please click on the orange 'Continue' button (on the bottom right). 

Make sure to click on the tick box to confirm that you understand the terms and restrictions of the Machine Express service, then confirm your order.

Your order is now placed and you will receive an email notification upon completion. If you wish to have your transcript attached to your email notification you can select that option on your Profile. For easy to follow steps on how to do that read this walkthrough. You can also download a copy of your transcript via your account once completed by following the steps in this walkthrough

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