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Purchase transcripts

Creating your own transcripts may bring you closer to your data but it can also be labor intensive and time consuming. You can have your media files automatically transcribed with NVivo Transcription, an automated transcription service.

NVivo Transcription offers:

  • Fast turnaround times -approximately half the length of the media
  • Cost effective transcription rates

 

myNVivo accounts

To use NVivo Transcription, first create a myNVivo account from which you can purchase credits to pay for transcriptions. Creating a myNVivo account and purchasing credits can be done from your NVivo project, in an external browser window:

Process for uploading files to TranscribeMe.

Create your myNVivo account

If you do not have a myNVivo account, when you access NVivo Transcription you will be taken to the myNVivo dialog to Sign Up.

  1. On the Create tab, in the Transcription group, click NVivo Transcription.
  2. In the myNVivo dialog, click Click here to Sign Up.
  3. Enter your email address and password and proceed through the myNVivo dialogs to create your account.

You will receive an email from myNVivo, open it and click the link to verify your email address.

 

Once your myNVivo account is created and you have purchased some credits, you will be able to perform transcriptions and edit transcripts from your NVivo project, by logging in to your myNVivo account:

Process for uploading files to TranscribeMe.

Log in to your myNVivo account

If you already have a myNVivo account and are not currently logged in, when you access NVivo Transcription you will be taken to the myNVivo dialog to Log In.

  1. On the Create tab, in the Transcription group, click NVivo Transcription.
  2. In the myNVivo dialog, click Log In.
  3. Enter your Email address and Password and click Log In.

You will remain logged in to your myNVivo account until you explicitly log out, or change your password:

Transcribe media files

Once you have logged in to you myNVivo account, accessing NVivo Transcription will take you straight to the NVivo Transcription file list page. You can access NVivo Transcription from the ribbon in the Create tab, or from the context sensitive menu once you have selected an audio or video file:

  1. Select one or more audio or video files in List View.
  2. Right click and select NVivo Transcription from the context sensitive menu.
  3. If you have not already done so, log in to your myNVivo account. Your selected media files will be automatically uploaded to NVivo Transcription.
  4. Once uploaded, specify the language of the media file from the drop-down list Select language..., and click Transcribe:

NOTE  Files uploaded by other users will be visible in the file list, but you will not be able to transcribe them or edit their transcripts from NVivo Transcription. Once these transcripts are imported back into the NVivo project, they will be available to all project users.

Edit and Import your transcript

Once the transcription is complete, click Review transcript to view the transcript and make your edits. Changes are saved automatically. When finished, return to NVivo. From the NVivo Transcription file list, click Import to import the transcript into your NVivo project. The transcript will appear in the Content panel, synchronized with your media file.

Transcription credits

Once your media file is uploaded, you can see whether you have sufficient minutes of transcription time available to transcribe it, by comparing the duration of the media file with the number of transcription minutes you have remaining:

When a transcription begins, the number of minutes it requires is subtracted from your remaining transcription minutes. This total is also refreshed every five minutes, and each time you open the NVivo Transcription dialog. If you have insufficient minutes of transcription time remaining, when you click Transcribe the button Buy Credits will enable. Clicking this button will take you to the myNVivo payments page where you can purchase more transcription credits.

 

Import NVivo Transcription transcripts

Once transcribed, there are three ways to bring the transcript into your NVivo project:

  1. From your NVivo project, within the NVivo Transcription file list, click Import. The transcript will appear in the Content panel, synchronized with the media file. See Edit and Import your transcript.

If, after reviewing your transcript, you Exported it, the transcript will have downloaded as a plain text file. You can then either:

  1. Import this file as transcript rows, and they will appear in the Content panel, synchronized with the media file.
  2. See Importing a transcript from NVivo Transcription

    or

  3. Edit the text file to remove the timestamps, and import this file as a document. Then autocode it by speaker name.
  4. See Import documents and PDFs and Set up cases for focus groups.