Reduct Blogs
Sharing the insights and stories contained within important conversations on video.
How and Why We're Making Video Editing as Easy as Editing Text
How and Why We're Making Video Editing as Easy as Editing Text
Video is an incredibly impactful communication medium. But it's so hard to edit. Hear from our CEO and co-founder Prabhas why (and how) we decided to change that.
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How to add captions and subtitles to LinkedIn Videos in 2023
Adding captions to your videos gives you a definite edge. Learn how you can generate and add captions to your LinkedIn Videos.
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4-best Tl;dv Alternatives and Why You Need Them
Automated meeting notes with tl;dv are game changing, but there are other options too. Learn about the 4-best alternatives for tl;dv.
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4 Type Studio Alternatives
With 82% of global internet traffic coming from videos, both video creation and consumption have skyrocketed. While Typestudio is a simple and popular tool for video editing, there are other options available that offer similar functionality if not more. In this article, we will explore some alternatives to Type Studio with their features and price plans.
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Top 4 Condens Alternatives in 2023
Condens is a software tool that makes storing, analyzing, and sharing user research data easier, faster, and more enjoyable. There are however many alternatives to Condens each of which provides its own sets of features. In this article, we have mentioned 4 of them to help you with user research.
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4 Best Grain Alternatives in 2023
The importance of customer research cannot be understated. Many organizations use tools like Grain to analyze user interviews and customer recordings for insights. While Grain is a great tool, it may not have all the features you need to effectively manage your tasks and projects. We've done some research and compiled a list of 4 alternative options to Grain that offer similar functionality and features, but with a little something extra. Whether you're looking for a change or simply exploring your options, these alternatives are worth checking out.
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How to Live Transcribe Google Meet Calls
Transcribing a Google Meet call in real-time is not that hard. The process becomes easier if you use free transcription software. Simply enter the meeting's URL, join the call, and speak. Reduct’s Live Capture feature will automatically transcribe the conversation as it happens.
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Closed vs Open Captions
Captions are an important tool for making media accessible. There are two main types of captions- closed captions and open captions. In this article, we will explore the differences between closed and open captions, and the best place to use each.
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5 Best Otter.ai Alternatives for Transcription in 2023
Whether you are looking for a cheaper alternative to Otter.ai or want to explore other options, you can take your pick from the 5 best Otter alternatives for transcription below to work accordingly and efficiently.
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5 Best Fonts for Video Captions in 2023
Video captions allow viewers to follow along with the audio even if they are not able to listen to it, and they can help to make a video more accessible and engaging for a wider audience. However, most content creators fail to consider the font for captions. In this article, we will explore the five best fonts for use as video captions in 2023.
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Top 5 Temi Alternatives
Temi is a popular transcription service that allows users to easily convert audio and video files into written form. Some users, however, may be interested in exploring alternative transcription services for various reasons, such as different pricing plans, additional features, or improved accuracy. In this article, we will explore the top 5 Temi alternatives to consider.
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How to backup your Zoom Cloud Recordings (to free up space when your cloud recording is disabled)
Backing up your old Zoom recordings to free up space on your Zoom cloud storage can be a pain. Learn about how you can back them up to keep using Zoom cloud recording.
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Reinvent The Way You Take Meeting Notes Using Live Capture by Reduct
Optimize your meetings and capture all the important bits. Our new Live Capture feature automatically takes notes for your meetings and maximizes efficiency.
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Why Are Captions Important on Facebook Videos
Captioning your Facebook videos will help make your content more accessible, improve your video metrics, and help expand your social media reach. In fact, captioned videos receive 40% more views than those without captions.
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Top 6 Captioning Softwares
When selecting the right captioning software, it is important to consider the type of content you will be captioning, as well as your budget and the level of customization you require. Here are the top 6 captioning software options for those looking to add captions to their videos.
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How to Add Captions and Subtitles to Youtube Videos in 2023
Adding subtitles and/or captions to Youtube videos can improve your Youtube search rankings and make your content more accessible. Here’s the easiest way to do that in 2023.
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Closed Caption Best Practices: A Comprehensive Guide
High-quality closed captions can improve the viewer's experience and help in understanding the video content. It makes videos more accessible and enjoyable for a wider audience. Learn more about the 5 best-closed caption practices.
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Zoom Notetaker Bot by Reduct
Capture notes automatically, highlight key moments, and share meeting notes, all while you're in the meeting.
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Importance of medical transcription in a hospital setting
Medical transcription revolves around hospital settings. Transcribed healthcare documentation is crucial in creating a central document repository and providing patients with high-quality healthcare treatment.
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Six Ways to Ensure Privacy with Transcription Services
Some important data privacy requirements to look out for while choosing a transcription service provider.
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Top 5 Sonix AI Alternatives in 2022
There are many alternative transcription softwares to Soniz AI. Some popular ones include Reduct Video, Rev, Otter, TranscribeMe and Trint.
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The Ultimate Guide to Repurposing Your Video Content (With Four Examples)
Learn how you can take your existing video content, give it a spin and boost your content marketing efforts.
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How to Transcribe Your Audio to Text
If you’re looking to transcribe and want to get it right the first time then follow these steps to level up your transcription skills. These steps will help you ensure accuracy and quality while transcribing.
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5 best legal transcription services in 2023
In this article, we will introduce you to the 5 best legal transcription services in 2023 so you can decide which one is right for you.
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Legal Transcription Vs Court Reporting
Legal transcription and court reporting are the two most common methods used to document court proceedings. Learn the differences between the two and how you can choose between the two.
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Top Five Tips to Reduce Errors as a Medical Transcriptionist
Errors in medical transcription impacts your credibility as a transcriber. Improving your medical transcription skill improves your career prospect and makes you a valuable asset in the field
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Career as a Medical Transcriptionist: Top Four Reasons
Medical transcription business is a growing industry. With job security, flexible hours, career growth, and competitive pay it might just be the right career path for you.
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5 reasons Why You Need AI-Based Legal Transcription Services
Artificial intelligence has revolutionized the legal industry, and one area where this is particularly apparent is in the field of transcription. Learn about AI in legal transcription and 5 reasons why you need AI based legal transcription services.
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5 Best Practices to Improve Transcription Quality for Outsourcing
If you’re planning to outsource your transcription work then make sure to use the information in this article to prevent frequent mistakes that hamper your audio quality while recording.
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How to edit subtitles online in 5 minutes
Whether you want to add subtitles to your videos for accessibility, or language translation, subtitles that are both informative and visually appealing. Learn how you can create and edit subtitles for your video within 5 minutes.
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Transcription Practice for Beginners and Intermediate Transcriptionists
Learning to transcribe better isn’t rocket science. Use these tips to practice, test, and improve your transcription skills.
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4 reasons why you should outsource your legal transcription needs
Law firms depend on legal transcription quite often, as they provide multiple benefits to legal practitioners. While there are many ways to get the job done, here are 4 reasons why outsourcing your legal transcription needs can be the best option for you.
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10 Ways To Improve Dictation for Medical Transcription
Good dictation practice saves you time, and money and avoids potential lawsuits. It is essential you follow a few pointers to produce quality medical dictation.
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Legal transcription vs. Dictation
Legal transcription and Dictation are similar yet not the same. Learn how they are different from one another.
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6 Things To Consider Before Selecting a Medical Transcription Service
Selecting the right medical transcription service can save time, money and unwanted lawsuits. They help doctors spend less time transcribing lengthy medical dictations and more time on patient care.
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3 Ways Transcription Can Support Market Research
Getting the most out of market research requires accurate documentation. This is where Market research transcription comes in. Learn more about how you can upgrade your market research with transcription.
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4 Reasons Why You Should Transcribe Your Podcasts
A recent case involving three major podcasts ignited the need for transcription in the field. But that is not the best reason you should incorporate transcription in your podcasts. Here are 4 practical reasons why you should transcribe your podcasts.
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Advantages of Medical Transcription Outsourcing
Medical transcription outsourcing is one of the most important services that help in keeping hospitals and medical practices functioning in a smooth and efficient manner.
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Subtitles vs Closed Captions
There are usually two language services available, closed caption (CC) and subtitles. They may appear similar on-screen but are designed for different audiences and has distinct functions. Learn which best suits your requirement.
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How To Become a Medical Transcriptionist
Medical transcription is an important document in the healthcare industry. Learn how to become a medical transcriptionist and what certification and training are required to become a medical transcriptionist
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Why You Need Subtitles on Your Videos
Subtitles are speech translations of dialogue in a video file. It provides an additional layer of information and context to the story, they can help viewers to understand the dialogue or follow the plot more easily.
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How to Get Podcast Transcriptions Instantly
Get step-by-step guide on how you to transcribe podcasts automatically, within minutes. Learn more on what you can achieve with Reduct.
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What is HIPAA Compliance?
This article provides a brief overview of HIPAA.
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Accuracy in Human Transcription
Accuracy is very crucial when it comes to transcription. It can make or break a deal. Learn the importance of accuracy in transcription and how humans play an important role to provide accurate transcripts,
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Things to Consider While Choosing a Transcription Service
With so many transcription services available, choosing the best service that matches your needs can be a hefty task. Here are some things you should consider while selecting a transcription service.
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Top 4 Trint Alternatives in 2023
There are many alternative transcription softwares to Trint. Some popular ones include Rev, Otter, TranscribeMe and Reduct.Video.
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Future of the Transcription Industry
Given current trends, speech recognition technology will be a fast-growing (and world-changing) subset of signal processing for years to come. Learn why the transcription industry will stay in demand in near future.
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The Future of Medical Transcription
The future of medical transcription is likely to involve a move towards more automated transcription, with speech recognition software being used to transcribe medical reports.
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How to become a Legal transcriptionist?
Legal transcriptionists are integral for law firms and professionals, making their job fast and easy. With promising demand projections and earnings, it is an attractive job for anyone pursuing a legal career. Here’s how you can become a legal transcriptionist.
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Legal Transcription: All you need to know
Legal transcription is one of the most important documents when it comes to transcriptions. Learn why it’s important to have these documents transcribed accurately and how reduct can be the stated service provider.
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Selecting a Human Transcription Service.
Human transcription is one of the high-rising topics these days. Despite the evolution of advanced technologies and high-tech apps, people still prefer human transcription over computers. Learn why and how human transcription won’t go away for a while. And how Reduct is one of the most remarkable stated service providers.
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Medical Transcription: Everything You Need to Know and More
Medical transcription is an important document in the healthcare industry. Learn about different types of reports that are created with medical transcription and the factors you should consider while selecting a transcription provider.
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Why human transcription won't go away for a while
Computer transcription has gone through substantial improvements in recent times, even surpassing human transcription in certain conditions. It is relatively cheaper and faster than human transcription. But why won’t human transcription go for a while? Well, here’s why.
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Videoboard Launch Announcement
Reduct is excited to announce the beta launch of the Videoboard for all users. The Videoboard is a digital canvas on which your material and your story come to life.
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The Thinking Behind the Videoboard
The Videoboard is a digital canvas on which your material and your story come to life. In this post we share some of the thinking behind the product development.
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How to Create Video Snippets Instantly with Transcripts
Making video snippets in traditional video editors involves a lot of tedious cutting. We explain how to create video snippets instantly with interactive transcripts.
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How to Add Captions to Video Automatically (+ Editing Shortcuts)
Adding captions to videos can be a time-consuming process if you use traditional methods. Reduct automatically adds captions to videos for you. Here's how.
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How to Search for Spoken Words in Videos: 3 Fast & Easy Steps
Searching for spoken words in videos is easy with interactive transcripts. We explain how Reduct lets you search transcripts and video footage simultaneously.
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[Advancing Research 2022] What Design Research can learn from Documentary Filmmaking
Documentary filmmakers Bas and Charley share their experience of using lessons from documentary filmmakers in design research to build “stories that travel”.
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[Advancing Research 2022] One Research Team for All – Influence Without Authority
Intuit is known for its culture of customer obsession. Seasoned design researcher Joanna Vodopivec shares their best practices for breaking silos across the organization.
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Order and Chaos in Synthesis and Storytelling
At the Advancing Research conference, we introduced a new way to work with your interview footage, in moments of order and moments of chaos.
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6 Best Human Transcription Services: Online, Fast, Accurate
Human transcription services can be expensive and slow. We review the best, most affordable human transcription services that promise a super fast delivery.
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Cloud-Based Video Editing Software to Simplify Video Production
Cloud-based video editing software makes collaborating on edits and sharing video projects easier than native tools. Learn about how to edit online in Reduct.
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6 Easy Video Editors for Every Type of Video Project
Easy video editors make video editing accessible to anyone — but not all are equally "easy." Learn how to use our text-based online video editor, Reduct.
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Coming Soon: New Ways of Collaborating on Synthesis & Storytelling
Videoboard is an upcoming tool from Reduct, for analysis & synthesis. It combines transcript-based + visual/spatial synthesis in one tool.
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3 approaches to sharing video to increase the impact of your research, and how they work differently
In this article, we’re going to talk about three different approaches for sharing out research findings video, designed to engage and influence your stakeholders.
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Combine Video Clips (Without Complex Video Editing Software)
Combining video clips in traditional video editors can be challenging and eat up a lot of time. We show you how to quickly combine video clips in Reduct.Video.
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How to Edit a Webinar (Even Without Video Editing Experience)
Editing and sharing webinar recordings help you reach a wider audience & enhance your brand presence. Our post explains how to edit a webinar recording.
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8 Best Transcription Software for Video: Different Methods Compared
Transcribing video makes analysis & editing faster. Our post talks about the best transcription software for video & how to use your transcripts for your projects.
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5 ways video captions and transcripts improve SEO
Video content has become an integral part of any company's marketing strategy. Not only is it a great way to engage with your audience, but it can also be a powerful tool for improving your search engine optimization (SEO). In this article, we'll explore five ways that video captions and transcripts can improve your SEO efforts.
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7 Easy Steps  to Create an SRT File
SRT file format is one of the most common methods for creating closed captioning or subtitles for a video. Learn 7 easy steps to create an SRT file in 2023.
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Security in Captioning Softwares
If you’re looking to caption audio and video content, security is essential. In this article, we will look into security concerns along with best practices for selecting captioning software.
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Why & How We’re Modernizing Paper Edits for Filmmakers
Paper edits let you leverage the easy-to-use nature of paper to kickstart video editing. But paper edits are slow & tedious. We created a better process.
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What Is Rough Cut Video Editing? (And A Simple Tool To Do It)
Distilling your footage down to a rough cut can take hours in a traditional video editor. Our post explains how Reduct modernizes rough cut video editing.
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Best Video Logging Software: Save Time with Transcripts
Video logging in traditional video editors can be time-consuming and cumbersome. Our post talks about our modern video logging software solution, Reduct.
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How to Edit Video Fast: 5 Tips to Speed Up Video Editing
Editing video footage in timeline-based software can take hours upon hours of work. Our post explains how to edit video fast in our word-based editor, Reduct.
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How to Share Research Findings from Interview Videos
Editing interview videos in traditional video editors is a time-consuming challenge, but we make it easy to share research findings from your interview footage.
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9 Best Professional Video Transcription Services (Super Accurate & Fast Turnaround)
There is countless transcription software available, but computer transcripts aren't 100% accurate. We review the best professional video transcription services.
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9 Best Video Editing Software for Beginners to Start Editing Now
Looking for an easy-to-use video editing software? Our post reviews the 9 best video editing software for beginners to get started working with video footage.
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Best Cloud Storage for Video Editing Solution
How convenient would it be to have a cloud storage drive that lets you edit videos right in the platform? Our post covers the best cloud storage for video editing.
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How to Edit Zoom Recordings (Without Any Editing Experience)
There is different software to edit zoom recordings based on what you want to do. Our post talks about how to edit Zoom recordings in different video editors.
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Four benefits of learning research skills for product designers
Product designers often form the interface between a dedicated research team and engineering teams that build the features users want. Learning research not only enables them to do their own research, but also helps them take research from being informative to impactful.
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How to train non-researchers to do user research
Training non-researchers to do research is a key lever in democratizing research. Learn the most important lessons the Thumbtack research team learned while training 180 participants from 4 orgs across the company.
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Making strategic impact with research - Slowing down research to make the team move faster
To have more impact as a function, researchers need to be deliberate about when to move fast and when to slow down. Learn how the research team at Thumbtack manages this conundrum, and makes more impact on the product as a result.
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Stories of Qualitative Research - Phil Gordon, Head of UX Research at Skillshare
We chatted with Phil Gordon, who has built an amazing UX research career at companies like Skillshare, Uber, Spotify and Thumbtack, etc. Phil generously shared with us lessons he learned along the way, including how to build trust and make impact as a qualitative researcher.
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How to Record and Transcribe Interviews (Easily & Accurately)
Learn how to record and transcribe interviews with computer and human transcription services, and get tips on improving audio quality for better transcription.
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Online Video Transcription - 99% accurate and delivered overnight
Our platform offers both computer & human online video transcription options so you can get a highly accurate transcript (within a day) to start your projects.
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Best Rev Alternatives (That Help You Better Use Your Transcripts)
Rev is a popular transcription software, but it lacks tools to utilize transcripts. Our post reviews the best Rev alternatives with features to work with transcripts.
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Tacos & Taxes - Breaking silos to create a true customer-obsessed organization
Intuit is known for its culture of customer obsession. Seasoned designer researchers, Joanna Vodopivec and Guy Viner, talked about their best practices of breaking silos with "Tacos & Taxes" watch parties, and using video storytelling to make the voice of customers heard by the entire organization.
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Journey Mapping ​💕​ Storytelling — lessons from a decade of practice
Journey Maps can be extremely helpful to align an organization around customer needs. Learn from Jim Tincher, Mapper in Chief at Heart of the Customer, how to avoid the basic mistakes of journey mapping, and how video storytelling & journey mapping can create powerful impact together.
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The Best Real-Time Collaborative Video Editor for Teams
Looking for a high-quality collaborativevideo editor? Check out how Reduct's video editing tools help your team to work together in real-time.
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Democratizing the research process without losing control - experiences from Google's Rapid Research Team
When democratizing research, researchers struggle with finding the balance between advancing the larger research strategy, and helping teammates perform their own scrappy and tactical research. In this article, we cover three tensions, and how great research teams (like the Rapid Research Team at Google) have found the right balance between them.
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5 Myths about democratizing research debunked by the Stripe Research Team
Democratizing research is a polarizing topic in the research community. Learn how the research team at Stripe created a successful democratized research practice and debunked some common myths about democratization.
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The Top 3 Dovetail Alternatives For Researchers
Dovetail is a go-to tool for researchers to do video analysis & editing — though there are drawbacks to this tool. Here are some Dovetail alternatives to consider.
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Online Video Editor - Edit Your Videos With a Transcript
Looking for an online video editor? In this post, we talk about Reduct's video editing tools and review several other tools to help you find the best match.
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Video Text Editing: Easily and Accurately Edit Videos by Editing the Text
Editing large numbers of videos is challenging and time-consuming. Our post explains how our video text editing platform, Reduct.Video, speeds up editing.
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How to Transcribe Interviews for Qualitative Research
Researchers are ditching old-school manual transcription for modern methods. Our post explains how to transcribe interviews for qualitative research in Reduct.
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11 Best Descript Alternatives to Try For Your Next Video Project
Descript is a popular online video editing platform, but it does have its drawbacks. Our post covers the top Descript alternatives so you can find a better solution.
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Best Video Transcription Software (& Tools to Use Your Transcripts)
Shopping for video transcription software? Learn more about computer and human transcription and review 9 popular video transcription software options.
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How to Edit an Interview Video in 5 Simple Steps
Looking for easy ways to edit interview videos? Our post explains how to edit an interview video the same way you'd edit text in our intuitive editing tool, Reduct.
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Fastest & Most Accurate Video to Text Transcription Services
In our post, we review leading video to text transcription services and talk about how Reduct.Video's advanced tools help users do more with their transcripts.
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How and Why We're Making Video Editing as Easy as Editing Text
Video is an incredibly impactful communication medium. But it's so hard to edit. Hear from our CEO and co-founder Prabhas why (and how) we decided to change that.
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Navigating to a New Normal with Ignite 360: A Lesson in Change, Empathy & Storytelling
A behind-the-scenes look at a nationally-representative research study aiming to better understand how COVID19 and the resulting societal and economic shifts were impacting Americans.
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QRCA 2021: A Roundup of Insights & Advice From the Community
Learn what qualitative researchers have to say about what’s coming for qualitative research in 2021.
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Reduct.Video raises $4M to unlock the power of video storytelling for business
We’re excited to announce that Reduct.Video has raised $4M on our journey to unlock the power of video storytelling for business.
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How Superhuman Shares Customer Feedback at Scale to Keep Stakeholders Aligned
Learn how Superhuman’s first dedicated Product Manager shares customer feedback at scale to keep stakeholders aligned around user needs.
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How to Create & Share Video Highlight Reels From Your Virtual Event
This blog post walks through how to leverage recorded virtual event content to create video highlight reels to use across your social media, emails, blog posts, sales collateral, and more.
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How Modern Sales Pros Breathes New Life into Virtual Events
Modern Sales Pros was primarily an in-person events company, but in March of 2020, everything changed. Learn how the team found new, creative ways of engaging their audiences by leveraging highlight reels from virtual event recordings.
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How People.AI Drives Account Renewals by Sharing Customer Feedback on Video
Along with making sure users are successful, B2B customer success teams must also constantly demonstrate to decision-makers the value they provide. Our post shows how People.AI drives account renewals by sharing customer feedback on video.
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The Remote Research Revolution: How to Conduct Great Research From Anywhere
Back at the beginning of quarantine, we invited Kayte Hamilton and Kristin Howell Schwitzer to join us for a discussion and about how to thrive in a newly remote-first world. This post covers our top video highlights and takeaways.
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KNow Research’s Katrina Noelle on Innovating Research in 2020 (and Beyond)
President of Know Research Katrina Noelle recently hosted a webinar with Reduct.Video on how to innovate research methodologies in 2020 and beyond. This post features our top takeaways and video highlights.
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How The Zebra's Research Team Harnesses the Power of Feedback on Video
Senior Director of Research at The Zebra Sarah Kettles knows how to build a team from scratch, and she recently walked us through her approach in a recent webinar. This post highlights a few of our favorites moments.
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Making research more memorable with sticky insights
The best insights are the ones that stick—the ones that stakeholders remember, the ones that shape product and business decisions. As researchers, we need to present insights in ways that are engaging and compelling for our audience. Unfortunately, fast-moving teams can often overlook research communicated through slide decks and documents.
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Democratizing UX research: Hard-won lessons from Google, Stripe, and Thumbtack
Reduct.Video was thrilled to host our second Research, Camera, Action! on democratizing UX research. The research community, including research leaders from Google, Stripe, Thumbtack and Curiosity Tank discussed hard-won lessons on this controversial yet important topic.
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How to make your research consumable with research snacks
Even with the best intentions, nobody wants to read yet another long slide deck before heading home Tuesday evening in the middle of the sprint.
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Takeaway: an experiment in rapid synthesis
Video highlight reels from Research Camera Action! Democratizing UX Research.
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Strategic research impact: Lessons from the first Research, Camera, Action! at Reduct.Video
Just two months ago, we hosted our first quarterly research event called Research, Camera, Action! We designed this evening event for you—and the community—to give you the opportunity to grow your network, gain insight on powerful research techniques, and throw back after a long day at work.
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