I am looking for a cheap transcription service for video blog material (interviews, etc).
I don't need subtitles or time syncing. Just cheap and relatively accurate transcription of video.
Does anyone have any recommendations?
I think Andrew Warner of mixergy.com (great podcast btw) is using Amazon's Mechanical Turk and he gets pretty good results from what I have seen.
ps. sorry for not linking mixergy.com, I can only add one link
Try synergy [transcription services] for your transcription needs, they providing accurate transcription at cheap price.
The Stack Overflow podcast set up a wiki for transcripts. Do you have enough listeners/viewers who would be willing to participate in a transcript wiki of your video blog?
I'd suggest putting up a request at FindVirtual.com - it's an online community of virtual assistants: deal direct, lots of skill sets available, nice people.
We've used Mechanical Turk and it has been great. If you don't want to figure out all of the tips and tricks of the system, there are services like Casting Words that will organize it for you.
So I've used:
TranscriptionStar – iSource solution Inc.before and they transcribed audio files that went with videos for about $1.25/minute (advertised $1.00 but it ran a bit higher). They did a good job although we had to go in and fix the engineering terms.
1291 Weber Street| Pomona |CA |91768
Their billing leaves a lot to be desired.