Transforming Long-form Audio into Content

Transforming Long-form Audio into Content

A Guide to Creating Podcast Show Notes and YouTube Summaries with AI

Imagine uploading a video or audio file and getting a summary or blog post to share. You can, with a little bit of AI! Learn how in this video.

Leveraging AI for Content Creation

In this episode of Five Minute AI, we'll explore how artificial intelligence (AI) can turn long-form audio files, such as podcast interviews or event recordings, into valuable content like blog posts, podcast show notes, or YouTube summaries. We can streamline this process using AI tools like Descript and ChatGPT. Let's dive in and discover the power of AI in content creation.

Getting Started with Descript: Transcribing the Audio

Descript, a free tool, will transcribe our audio files into text. Start by uploading your audio or video file to Descript, which will automatically transcribe the content. This transcription will serve as the foundation for creating your podcast show notes.

Personalizing ChatGPT: Setting the Tone

Next, we'll input the transcribed text from Descript into ChatGPT, an AI model designed to generate human-like responses. Personalization is key to optimizing ChatGPT's performance. By defining a consistent persona, you can ensure a cohesive style across all your podcast notes. This saves time and maintains a professional appearance. Learn how to personalize ChatGPT in our previous lesson.

Chunking and Summarizing: Breaking Down the Transcript

It's essential to divide the transcript into manageable chunks for longer interviews or recordings. Aim for approximately 10-minute sections.

Copy the first chunk from Descript and paste it into ChatGPT. Instruct ChatGPT to create a summary based on that specific section, specifying the desired number of paragraphs or sentences. Repeat this process for each subsequent chunk until the entire transcript is summarized.

Customizing the Summary: Condensing and Adding Timestamps

Once you have the summarized sections, you can further customize the content. If desired, combine multiple paragraphs generated by ChatGPT into a single podcast note, ensuring the appropriate length and including timestamps for reference. When requesting timestamps, informing ChatGPT of the podcast's duration is crucial to enhance accuracy. Copy the final summary and paste it directly into your podcast platform or YouTube, making any necessary edits.

Broadening Applications: Event Summaries and Blog Posts

The Descript and ChatGPT combination is not limited to podcast show notes. You can also employ this process to create summaries for live events or repurpose the content into blog posts. By chunking up the event recording, you can generate blog post-style outputs and further refine them within your blogging platform.

Streamlining Content Creation with Descript and ChatGPT

The dynamic duo of Descript and ChatGPT offers a powerful solution for efficiently generating show notes, summaries, and blog posts from audio and video files. By leveraging the transcription capabilities of Descript and the personalized responses of ChatGPT, you'll save time and effort while ensuring high-quality content creation.

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Prompts for Summarizing Audio Content

FiveMin.AI members can copy and paste the best prompts to take action immediately.

Here are the prompts I use:

  • Personalizing ChatGPT

    • You are digital marketer writing viral text that summarizes podcasts for young professionals interested in education and AI. Your summaries are light-hearted, easy to understand, and capture key lessons from the episodes.

  • Summarizing a Chunk of Audio

    • Write an additional two paragraphs summarizing this transcript:

  • Combining Show Notes

    • Now combine the two show notes you created into one show note of four paragraphs.