Featured Video Producer — Lucinda Emms | Otter.ai

Conducting video interviews is no easy task. It takes journalistic skills and critical expertise to ask the right questions at the right time. And this includes surveys and research interviews as well.

But what happens when interview recordings turn up in poor quality, with awkward lags and lengthy pauses?

Lucinda Emms wouldn’t know because she uses Otter to make sense of the audio data!

Lucinda is a video producer who leverages Otter to create high-value content. In this video, she told us how the platform has helped her excel at video production and cater to her clients simultaneously. As a result, she has great confidence in Otter.

“There are two ways in which I leverage Otter that helped me in the video production process. First, it helps me transcribe interviews that I shoot and transcribe the interview easily. Then, I just have to go and speak to someone that I am interviewing and go home.”

Before using Otter, Lucinda had to spend hours editing her interview videos, and it took her around eight hours to transcribe the interview line.

She took care of everything from video recording to editing, so she had a lot on her plate. However, Otter made things easier for her by helping her accurately transcribe entire conversations without requiring her input at any point.

This, in turn, made it manageable for Lucinda to concentrate more on the high-priority tasks.

“Otter also allowed me to immediately export a transcript of what I say in my interviews. Then, when I go back to edit that footage, I can just quickly pinpoint any specific part of the audio in the recording if I need to refer to it”.

Otter is also a great help with interview discussion notes and virtual communications. Lucinda believes that she is now more efficient at what she does because she has Otter to help her. She can focus on her interviewing skills, get insightful replies, and include juicy snippets that make her work better.

“The other way that I leverage Otter is when I send my work to the clients at the end of the project. I can send both the video interview and its transcript now, which satisfies my clients.”

Previously, Lucinda could only send the interview video to her clients. However, with Otter, she was better able to help her clients by sending them both the videos and transcriptions of the interviews.

This means that clients can easily access first-hand information anytime they want to and pull a quote from a particular interview recording while providing them opportunities to use these resources on social media in their articles.

“Otter gave my customers more power to generate rich notes regarding the interview in real-time that I generate for them.”

Interview transcripts offer clients an accessible and organized record of every little thing that was said. Instead of navigating and fast-forwarding through a video, you can quickly skim or scan the transcription or search the conversation using keywords.

So whether you want to conduct an interviewing remotely or in person, recording and to keep track of your audios is an integral part of the process. Platforms like Otter.ai allow you to transcribe your interviews seamlessly while ensuring the quality and accessibility of your audios.

If you’re looking for ways to assist people in their virtual communication and automate transcriptions, Otter.ai is here to help. Take advantage of Otter’s 600 monthly minutes of free transcription today!

Originally published at https://blog.otter.ai on July 9, 2021.

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