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How to transcribe YouTube videos with AI

Posted February 15, 2024

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Need to create a YouTube transcript for your next video? With Clipchamp, you can generate a video transcript in any language and download your SRT file right away. Our transcript generator is fast and accurate as it's powered by speech recognition AI technology. It comes with easy-to-follow timestamps where you can browse and edit out any mistakes.

Learn how to transcribe your YouTube videos for free with your privacy guaranteed in Clipchamp.

How to generate a YouTube video transcript in Clipchamp

Step 1. Create a YouTube video or import a video file

To import your own YouTube video file or recording, click on the import media button in the your media tab on the toolbar to browse your computer files, or connect your OneDrive.  

Hình ảnh người dùng nhập phương tiện.

You can also make a YouTube video directly in the editor. Drag, drop and create a YouTube video by arranging your video assets in the timeline or choose from our royalty free stock library. 

Hình ảnh người dùng thêm video chuyên nghiệp.

For this tutorial, we're using a YouTube vlog video example.

Adding a video, audio track and stickers to a YouTube video in Clipchamp

Step 2. Turn on autocaptions

Click on the captions tab on the property panel and turn on autocaptions. 

Enable autocaptions in Clipchamp

Step 3. Enable transcription with AI

Select the language spoken in your YouTube video and click on the transcribe media button. Check the box to filter any profanity or offensive language. Our technology will transcribe your audio into captions, no matter your dialect or accent. 

Autocaptions popup window in Clipchamp

Step 4. Edit video transcript

You will automatically return to the editor and see your subtitle text being generated in the property panel. Your captions will also appear on the video preview as well as the property panel.

Highlighted video transcript in Clipchamp

Browse through the index of timestamps to help you navigate the transcript. The captions are generated with an advanced speech recognition technology, so they are usually accurate. If you find any spelling mistakes, double-click the text to replace the spelling or delete the words easily. 

Editing a video transcript in Clipchamp

Step 5. Download your video transcript

You can download your video transcript in SRT file format by clicking on the download captions button at the bottom of the property panel. Your captions transcript will download to your device.

Download your video transcript

If you’re looking for more ways to improve your video editing, check out this video accessibility checklist and other YouTube video advice.

Create a video transcript today with Clipchamp for free or download the Clipchamp Windows app

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