Which is the Best Foot Pedal for Transcription?

Why should a transcriber use a foot pedal? The foot pedal saves the typist time because you can keep your hands in typing position. A pedal rewinds, pauses, and goes in fast-forward. If you were to transcribe without a foot pedal then you are constantly using your hands to pause the video player. Some people … Read more

6 Best Transcription Headphones for 2017

As a transcriber you wear headphones for a large part of your working day. Finding a pair that is affordable, durable, comfortable with good sound quality is important. In this article we’ll discuss and review six pairs of the best headphones for transcription. Best Transcription Headsets The WordSlinger Deluxe is a headset specifically designed for … Read more

Best Transcription Software for 2017 – The Definitive List

Researching what is “the best transcription software” can be a little overwhelming. There are a lot of different answers. A lot of companies promote a “free” software, but free in a very limited capacity. Also speech to text software comes up in search results, like Dragon Naturally Speaking, but that isn’t a transcription software. That’s … Read more

YouTube Captioning Examples

Flawless Transcription offers closed captioning to a variety of clients in the video industry. Online video is rapidly expanding and a lot of major YouTube channels now offer closed captioning. Our most popular YouTube client is Shameless Maya. Her videos are a blast to watch & very informative. Here is a video of Maya’s that … Read more

Audio Transcription Software or Dictation Software?

Dragon NaturallySpeaking What is the difference between audio transcription software and speech to text software? A speech to text software allows the user the user to talk into a microphone at their computer and what the users says is then typed out in a text document. Dragon NaturallySpeaking learns your voice over time, making the speech … Read more

Wave Agent: A Great Solution for Time Code Transcription

  Wave Agent: A Great Solution for Timecode Transcription One of the best ways to send audio with time code is a broadcast wave, or BWF file. A BWF has the same file extension as a normal WAV file. A BWF looks like any other WAV file for example “Track1.wav.” However if you’re not sure … Read more

Online Captioning

As more and more content is exclusively available online, now more than ever people need closed captioning on the internet. This article from Huffington Post is a well-written editorial asking online content creators to get their videos captioned. Here’s a pretty interesting statistic from the article: “It is estimated that one in every six people on Earth … Read more

How to Caption for YouTube

Creating closed captions for YouTube is a relatively straight-forward process. Let’s break down the steps. 1 – Transcribe Your Video First you will need to transcribe the audio. I recommend breaking down the transcript line by line so it will be easy to implement the captions later. For example: Line 1: Hi this is Flawless … Read more

Transcription Equipment

In the past being a transcriber was difficult. The equipment was complicated to use and expensive. More often than not you would be working with audio cassette tapes, which meant the tapes would be shipped to you and shipped back, or you would pick them up in person, or work in an office. The audio … Read more

Audio Transcription in the Digital Age

Prior to the digital age audio transcription was completed using tape cassettes. Media producers would record their interviews, focus groups, and speeches on a tape and send them to a transcriber. The process would sometimes involve an additional step of exporting footage from a camera or videotape onto an audio cassette. Nowadays we have the … Read more