Transcribe is a premium transcription and dictation tool that helps you transcribe audio and video faster.
Our customers use Transcribe in a few different ways:
While 100% accurate automated-transcription is still a hard problem for computers to solve, technology has improved sufficiently in recent years for us to get close to 90% accuracy for clear well-recorded audio.
If your audio is not in English or is not clear enough for auto-transcribe, Transcribe also has a Dictation feature that converts voice spoken directly into your microphone into text using voice recognition. So, you can simply listen to the audio in a headphone and repeat what you hear in your own voice. Transcribe's fast & highly accurate dictation engine will convert your voice to text. We typically find this method to be 2-3x faster than typing.
By respeaking the audio you hear into your headphones, you're essentially converting your audio to a single-speaker, clear source (your voice) which the dictation engine can handle effortlessly. So while we and the industry work on improving the quality of fully-automated machine transcription, you can still leverage dictation as a time-saving technique.
We support English, Spanish, French, Hindi and almost all other European & Asian languages. Please read this guide to learn more about how to convert your speech to text using dictation.
Be sure to explore the Templates feature using which you can set certain shortcuts to expand into longer words or sentences. For eg, you can set "S1:" to expand to "Speaker 1:" automatically, when you type "S1: ".
You can also use the auto-loop feature to get the audio to automatically pause for a few seconds while you type and then resume, without you having to press pause and play each time.
Using a foot pedal allows you to free up your hands to focus on typing while using your feet to control audio playback. If you do a lot of transcriptions or you're a professional transcriptionist, you can save yourself a lot of idle time using a foot pedal. Saving 2 seconds with every play/pause will quickly add up to a good increase in productivity, allowing you to hyper-optimize your workflow and do more transcriptions in less time.
Transcribe supports the following foot pedals:
After you load your audio, simply click on the foot pedal icon in the audio toolbar to get started.