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. The foot 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 … Read more

Top 5 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 five pairs of headphones that are well-suited for transcription. Best Transcription Headset The Spectra USB Transcription Headset by VEC Electronics … Read more

Captioning in Movie Theaters?

By the end of 2016, closed captioning will be available in most movie theaters nationwide, as a result of developing legislation. Due to advances in technology, closed captioning has become more affordable and more easily available. It is projected that the option for closed captioning will become more and more commonly accessible to the general … Read more

Best Transcription Software for 2017

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

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

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

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

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