Use Temi to Transcribe and Caption Videos


When using videos in your blog, online course or other online content, you need to have these transcribed and also created as captions. Temi is an AI (artificial intelligence) based online transcription service that costs, at the time of this writing, 15 cents (25 cents per minute updated 12/27/22) per minute. It not only provides quick transcripts but an easy and quick way to proofread and edit these because transcriptions, whether automated or live, are rarely 100% right.

Transcript of Using Temi to Transcribe Videos


Hey everybody, it’s Kim Shivler. Welcome. Today I am going to show you my very favorite tool for transcribing video or audio. Uh, sometimes I just do audio only. Sometimes I have a video with audio and if you’re doing this for YouTube or classes or podcasts, you want to have a transcript. I use Temi, that’s T E M This is an automated AI-powered application that costs 15 cents (Note – this has gone up to 25 cents a minute) a minute and while it’s not perfect, it is very often as accurate as what I used to pay a real person, a dollar to a dollar 50 a minute to transcribe and it has some really helpful little tools that make it easier than when you’re actually shipping a file back and forth between a live transcriber. So I am here, this is my Temi dashboard. I had already uploaded this video and when you upload the video you’ll get a notice that they uploaded. It tells you we’re going to transcribe it and shows you how much it’s going to cost. And then you, once you say, okay it chart, it’ll charge your credit card once the transcript is done. This is now done for me and I get an email and I click on view transcript. And by the way, it’s pretty darn fast.

(01:39): Speaker Names

Now here I am and what you’re seeing here is we have the speakers, we have the, yes, my hard drive is low space. Uh, it shows you your speakers. Now this in this case is just me. So when we export, I’m not going to put in a speaker name. However, if I had multiple speakers, I can come in here and enter the different names and then it will show in the transcript who’s speaking. And that is the functionality I use when I tape an interview with somebody or have a group on a call.

(02:16): Fixing Names and Other Errors

One of the things that always happens with me is if I use my name. And in this one I did not use my name right at the beginning. It always spells my name wrong. So I have to come in and fix it.

(02:33): Ease of Editing

My favorite thing here is that if I’m reading along and usually what I do is I read and if everything’s reading accurate, I don’t actually go a hundred percent back through the video, but when I get to an area that maybe I’m not quite sure what it says, I can just click right there, click over here on play and I can hear it right from that point. So when I used to send this off to somebody else, they would send it back. If it said something like “inaudible,” which will happen when it can’t pick up what you were saying, then I would always have to go try to bounce around in the text or in the audio and figure out where it was. This is as easy as scrolling through and reading and when you see something and wow, this one may not even have an inaudible in it, but when you see something that either is inaudible or you just read it and it thinks it’s right and it doesn’t sound right, you just click, press play


and there you go. You can hear it now. If you want to change something, you just highlight it. So I did see you want to change a word, you just highlight it and you can type in the word and change it. The words that show in orange are tend to be when it’s not a hundred percent sure. Or for example I have all, which is a filler word when I’m teaching live classes and this was a recording of a live class. I don’t go back and re remove those, but you have the opportunity to do so if you want to. So once I have gone through the whole thing and I’m done and I know I’m ready to go and this was a long one. Once you do that and Oh here we go. Ah Kim at Kim Shivler no it’s Shivler.

(04:41): Temi Extras Menu

There we go. And it auto saves as you’re doing this now if you have something. So for example, recently I did one on Zoom and Zoom was always typed here in lowercase and I wanted it the uppercase zoom cause we were talking about this specific product. Then I can come over here to where these little dots are and here I have options. I can undo something I did, I can redo it, I can find and replace, so for example, I could search for zoom if I had it here and then replaced it with the capital and then I would have to click case sensitive and I’d be able to replace all. Now in this case it’s like we don’t have that word here. We can’t find it


but that is an option for you and you can just remove filler words. If you want resetting, it goes back to the beginning and for this we’re not going to handle shortcuts and once you’ve done all of that you can either share it and that is right here. You can actually send somebody a shareable link. A lot of times if you’re working, for example, with an admin, a virtual assistant as I do, you could actually send them a virtual link here. Now in my case because I have an assistant doing a lot of these, I don’t need to do that extra step each time. I just share my account with her or him via the LastPass password manager. When I’m ready to download it, I just click download and I have a few different options here. When I am downloading for something I’m going to then post into or paste into a blog post, I download to Microsoft Word.

(06:41): Download Format Options

You have other options, PDF, et cetera. I do it to Word because then I can grab it and copy and paste it into my WordPress file. Do I want the speaker names? In this case I don’t because it’s just me. Again, if there were multiple people I would. Do I want timestamps? Yes. I always want timestamps. It helps people find it easier where they are. If they’re trying to get three specific area, I have the option if I don’t want a whole transcript to highlight it and only export that and again I can remove the filler words. I’m going to go ahead and export and what you see here at the bottom is it is actually downloading that word document to my hard drive. Now if you’ll notice under download, there were some other options here for the format. And the big important when we want to look at is captions. When you’re posting a video online you want to have captioned, this is that closed caption option where people can read what it says along the bottom of the screen and this actually will export into either the sub rip or web V T T caption options. Either of these can be uploaded to YouTube. I just use the SRT. So I do go ahead now and I export that


so that when I upload to YouTube I can add my, uh, I can go ahead and add my transcript there. With YouTube. YouTube will automatically do one. But just like I got to proof wanted to proof this one first because it might be inaccurate, that’s why I like to put the one that I’ve proof read. I know my name is spelled right. I know any type of web links I’ve put on are going to be accurate as opposed to lost in translation. That’s the overview of my favorite favorite transcription tool. I’m Kim Shivler. Let me know if you use this or if there’s something else you really like and let me know what else and what other tools you’d like to hear about in the future. I’m Kim Shivler. I’ll see you next time. Bye.

How to Remove Hyperlinks from a Temi Transcript

By default, your Temi transcript timestamps will link back to the site. You don’t want these links in your blog post, so you need to remove the hyperlinks before pasting into the post.

Steps to Remove Hyperlinks from a Word Document on a Mac

If you’re using a Windows computer, this should be similar. These instructions are for a Mac.

Open your file in Microsoft Word.

Press Command + A to select the complete file.

Press FN + Command + Shift + F9 to remove hyperlinks.

Transcript of Removing Hyperlinks in Microsoft Word on a Mac


Hey everybody. It’s Kim Shivler. And in a recent lesson, I showed you how to use Temi, T E M It’s my favorite transcription tool online. And if you are creating online content like blog posts and videos, this can really help you, especially if you’re doing for your blog posts, video, or audio or anything that needs to transcription. I find this absolutely fabulous in this lesson. I’m going to actually show you how, if you were going to upload it to a blog, post, something you might want to do. This is something for people who work as virtual assistants and particularly people who work with me as virtual assistants. This can be something that you can help out with. So what I like to do, if I’m going to do a post is I’ve got it. I finished my editing. Now I come over here to the download, click on this and for the transcription, the transcript that I do like to put in my blog post, I do edit it a little bit, but I want to put it in there.

(01:11): Download the Transcript as a Microsoft Word Document

I’m going to download that as a Word document. If I am the only speaker, as in the case of the video we’re talking about right now, I’m not going to include speaker names. There are times I interview people. And in that case, we do want speaker names. I am however, going to include timestamps. So it’s easy for people to find out where they are in that video. I’m then going to click on export from Temi. I downloaded my transcript as a doc file, a word file. And I have now opened it in word. Now, one of the things I want to do, I do want the timestamps. Those are important, but the problem is Temi exports. These with hyperlinks back to the Temi video. So I obviously don’t want to put a link in my blog post that actually links back to Temi. So I want to take out these hyperlinks.

(02:12): Select Whole Document and Remove Links

Now, if you’re just on a page that has one or two, you have the option to just do it individually. And you do individually by right clicking on that, coming down to hyperlink and removing the hyperlink right now, the timestamp is still there. We want that timestamp, but we don’t want the hyperlink. Now, when you have this, one’s not too long, it wouldn’t matter. But if you have, sometimes I have webinars that are hour, hour and a half, two hours. I don’t want to be clicking all of these links. So the way I recommend you do it is to do them all at once to remove all of these at once I’m on a Mac, I will put instruction for windows, but I can’t show the, the windows. So on a Mac. What we do is we first do command A, which selects everything. And then we do function, command shift, and the F nine key.


And that actually removes the link. So you can see that I still have the timestamps, which I do want my timestamps, but I don’t want those hyperlinks going back to Temi. I then tend to go ahead and save my file, even though what I’m really going to do in a few minutes is come back and copy this and then paste it into a blog post. And I’m going to give you those instructions coming up in a future video. So I’m Kim Shivler. I’m just showing you these bit by bit little things that are parts of what could be a process for you to use as either one, a virtual assistant for other people, or to yourself. If you are creating blog posts and content and information for your website, I’m Kim Shivler. I’ll see you next time. Bye.




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