Transcribe is a transcription and dictation tool that helps you transcribe audio and video in a single screen without having to constantly switch between a media-player and a text editor. We provide nifty time-saving features that will cut down your transcription time in at least half, if not more.
Here are a few ways you can transcribe audio/video much faster using Transcribe:
Transcribe 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.
Please read this guide to learn more about how to convert your speech to text using dictation.
We often get asked why we can't directly convert the audio to text without having to respeak it. That's a great question! Unfortunately, the answer is that converting audio to text fully automatically is still science fiction. Current voice recognition technology only works well for dictation - single speaker, speaking directly into their microphone, without any background noise. While technology is fast improving, accuracy levels for machine transcription are still not high enough to completely avoid a manual review anyway. So we find that it's more efficient to just leverage the best of today's dictation technology to transcribe. 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.
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 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 - this is the auto-loop feature.
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.