How should you digitalize and process your media archives effortlessly?

2022/ 24/08

There are many areas where valuable archived audio and video materials need to be filed, sorted and processed. Usually, the main difficulty is that the process is quite time-consuming and it requires human resource as well. Today’s groundbreaking technology helps to break down these barriers and to automatize a large part of the archives management.

Make audio & video archives and vintage collections retrievable

It is important to preserve resources in audio or video format, but it can be challenging for many reasons. One of them is that these old recordings are often only available on cassettes, VHS, CD and DVD tapes. The other reason is that the untagged pieces take a lot of time to group and file. If you have the tools to convert them into .mp4 or .mp3, it is a great start to preserve these archives but turning them into text is the real gamechanger in digitalization. Imagine having all content in written form as well even with automatically added timestamps: digitalizing and transcribing recording archives with a speech to text solution is easy and fast.

How can a transcribing app help the workflow of processing archives?

The multilingual Alrite speech recognition and transcribing application is one of the best solutions you can use if you are looking for a fast and efficient tool to digitalize media archives with high security data management.

  • In-app editing: In a few seconds, when the transcript is ready, you can listen back and review the text instantly.
  • Labeling key words: The application automatically highlights and labels keywords and expressions, making the processing easier.
  • Library and multisearch feature: Beyond the possibility to export the transcript in different formats (simple text in .docx, text with timestamps in .docx or .srt), you can download the auto-generated audio in .mp3, the video in .mp4 format. The app’s file system enables complex searches among all files, within the media and the text too. When searching for a word in the processed file’s transcript and simply click on the result, the player jumps to the part where the word or expression is heard in the recording.

How can you digitalize all forms of media easily?

With the speech recognition engine, media can be processed in a variety of different ways and formats. The higher the quality of the audio or video uploaded, the more accurate the automatically generated transcript will be. 

Converted files: You can easily upload the converted files (in .wav, .mp3, .m4a, .ogg, .mp4, .webm, .mov, .opus formats) to the application directly or just paste a social media link to start processing (YouTube, Facebook watch, TikTok)

​​​​Original files without converting: If you are short on time or you don’t have the equipments to convert recordings, you can simply use the Alrite’s direct dictation function in the web- or mobile app while playing the video or audio. 

Either you have your recordings converted or they are in the original format, get Alrite in use to digitalize and transcribe them faster than ever. 

Register for free and try Alrite with 1-hour timecredit (no card details are required) and enjoy the basic functions of the app month by month with 30 mins.