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  • Writer's pictureNishant D'souza

Ultimate Video Transcription Hack: Executing Seamless and Cost-Efficient Transcriptions

Updated: Mar 4

How to transcribe any video for free?

As part of my work in building explainer video scripts and creating product videos, transcription plays a significant role. In the bargain, I regularly exhaust my monthly quota of free minutes with AI-powered tools like Transkriptor and Aurisai (which are great by the way), and eventually have to resort to manual labour.

That was until I stumbled upon this incredible hack, courtesy of Philip Ebiner from So, the next time you find yourself needing a video transcription, give this method a try! It's a solid combination of YouTube's automatic captions and the transcription capabilities of ChatGPT (feels super obvious now that you know it, but epic nonetheless).

Step 1: Upload the video you want to transcribe onto YouTube.

upload your video

Step 2: Finish all formalities related to the upload and Save it.

finish all the formalities

Step 3: Once the video is uploaded, click on Subtitles, select English and confirm.

click on subtitles

Step 4: Click on Add to create the captions.

click on add

Step 5: Choose Auto-sync and then Publish it to automatically generate captions.

Auto sync

Step 6: Click on Duplicate and Edit to see the auto-generated captions. Copy all of it.

Click duplicate

Step 7: Paste it all on ChatGPT, and ask it to fix the grammar and punctuation.

paste it on chat gpt

Step 8: Paste it back and Publish, or do whatever you wanted to with your transcription.

paste it back

Give it a go, and let me know how it works out for you! Happy transcribing!

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