NVivo Transcription

NVivo Transcription is an automated, cloud-based transcription service integrated into NVivo. It allows you to send media files for transcription directly from NVivo, returning the transcripts embedded with the media files they were created from Audio and video.

NVivo Transcription is a paid service with annual subscription or pay-as-you-go options (see QSR website or Transcription online Help for more information). (If you have bought or been assigned a license to Transcription you can also transcribe files using the Transcription website.)

When you open the NVivo Transcription module in NVivo you automatically log into Transcription with the same myNVivo account you are currently logged into NVivo with (see myNVivo—if you are not already logged into a myNVivo account you are prompted to do so). Ensure that the account you use has a valid Transcription subscription or credits.

Use NVivo Transcription to transcribe media files from NVivo

  1. Open the project containing the audio or video files you want to transcribe. On the Modules tab click Transcription.

    You are logged into Transcription with the same myNVivo account you are logged into NVivo with (shown in the dropdown in the top-right of the interface). If you are not logged into NVivo you will be prompted to log in. (If you have multiple accounts, select one with a valid Transcription subscription or credits.)

  2. In the Transcription tab, click Add Files or drag and drop from the List View to add audio or video files to transcribe. Once added, the files automatically upload to NVivo Transcription on the web.

    NOTE  You can populate the Transcription tab before you open it—open a media file that you want to transcribe before opening the tab, or Control-click the file in the List View and select Transcription.

    The duration of each file is displayed. If you have pay-as-you-go credits, the number of minutes' transcription time available is shown at the top of the tab (refreshed every fifteen minutes).

  3. When the files have uploaded select the language being spoken in each, then click Transcribe.

  4. Click Refresh to check when transcription has finished.

  5. When transcription is finished click Review transcript to open the transcript in the web editor (the first time you do this you may need to log into your myNVivo account again).

  6. Edit the transcript using the web editor, making corrections as necessary and optionally adding speaker names.

    (See directions for the editor in the Transcription Help, here.)

  7. Return to the NVivo Transcription tab in NVivo and click Import.

    The transcript is imported and embedded as the transcript of the media file you uploaded. (It opens automatically if not already open.

  8. If necessary you can edit further in NVivo Audio and video transcripts.