A few weeks ago I was at BlogWorld in New York City and I got to talking with a few people about transcribing videos. I always wanted to have this done since I have a lot of videos from car shows where they have car show reps talking about new cars. The information they have at the shows is much better then any magazine or website can give you as these reps are very knowledgeable about their cars and the features.
Besides the video content being great I always wanted to get a transcript so I can put that on my car site for SEO reasons. The natural flowing content that comes with this is invaluable. So someone mentioned Subply.com to me at Blogworld and I tried it out and I was amazed at the results. For about $1 a minute you can get a video transcribed and have amazing content to go along with your video.
I had a 5 minute video transcribed for about $5 and it came back to me in 4 hours with only one or two minor mistakes. It was almost perfect, 591 words of content which I placed on my page next to the video and I didn't have to write a thing.
Who would have thought that going to BlogWorld would improve my writing without me having to type a thing. So now the video is on the page with great SEO content and my readers are happy because I am giving them a better website. I am happy with the increase of traffic and my website also became easier to work on in the process. I love Win-Win-Win situations like that.
If you have an old short video laying around I suggest that you give SubPly a try. You can either upload a video to them or you can just point to your video on Youtube and they will find it. I did this at 1130pm and the transcription was in my inbox at 4am. In a little over 4 hours which I think is incredible turnaround time.
I am not being paid by Subply for this post, I just think it is a great service and want to help spread the word.
UPDATE 2/4/2012 – I have found a better service called Speechpad that does the same service but cheaper especially if you are buying in bulk.