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Best pricing for researchers, students and project teams

Designed by PhD students and researchers for their workflow and security concerns. Get your first 30-minute draft transcript in just a few minutes.

Why Scrintal is the best suited transcription service for academia?

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Data security and GDPR focus

All your sensitive data is stored fully encrypted within the EU. No one sees your data but you

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We offer the cheapest price possible if you are a student or do work in small teams

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Simultaneous teamwork

Work together with your peers in the same document at the same time (No additional fees up to 3 people)

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Clean and simple design

Just focus on getting the job done without getting distracted

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Unlimited usage

You only pay for the length of your recordings and use the platform for editing and storing your transcripts as long as you wish

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Useful features

Identify speakers automatically, highlight keywords & take notes, slow down the audio, track your completion progress

"I was in search of an automated transcription software for my PhD thesis interviews. After a thorough research, I chose Scrintal due to its data protection policies and emphasis on GDPR which are quite important at my university. You still have to spend time with manual editing of course but my overall experience has been quite positive with Scrintal."

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Aaron Pohlmann

PhD student, Universität Tübingen

Frequently asked questions

What does it mean to try Scrintal for free?

Free trial means you can open an account for free and upload any number of audio and video files which in total are 30 min to receive a first draft automated transcription. If you upload a file longer than 30 min, you will receive the transcription of the first 30 min. In the free trial, you can use Scrintal's platform for editing, analysis and collaboration as long as you wish.

What does it mean to purchase hours?

You only pay for the transcription hours with Scrintal. You purchase as many hours as your recordings are and use all the editing and analysis features that come with it.

Is Scrintal a GDPR compliant secure platform?

Scrintal is developed by researchers whose highest priority is data security and privacy. Scrintal is fully GDPR compliant, and signs Data Processing Agreements with every single user. For more details, please refer to our security page.

I need to add more than 3 team members to my project. What should I do?

Scrintal supports free collaboration up to 3 team members. To work on the same project with more than 3 people, please contact our team for a team account.

What audio and video formats can I upload to Scrintal?

Scrintal supports the following audio and video formats: mp3, wav, flac, m4a, aac, mp4, mov. If the audio and video format you prefer is not in the list, please feel free contact us at

What is the difference between your automated and perfected options?

Automated transcription gives you a first draft, which needs some editing depending on the quality of the recording. We also offer the perfect transcription option which means our human transcribers manually perfect your transcription for you, providing a 99% accuracy. To request a perfect transcript please contact us.

How fast do I receive the transcriptions?

This depends on your internet speed but in a normal situation, it should take about 5-10 minutes to receive the initial draft transcript of a 1 hour recording.

How can I take advantage of the student prices?

You will need to verify yourself as a student to take advantage of this. When you click "Buy Hours" once you are in your dashboard, you will see a button called "Activate" in the student pricing box. You will need to complete your profile and upload a proof of your studies. You will receive a confirmation email once it is approved and a green tick icon will appear in the student price box.

Are you short in time and in need of 99% perfect transcription?

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