Transcription is a skilled task that requires a keen ear, a practiced eye, and accurate typing skills. It is also a challenging task, particularly where the recorded audio is imperfect. Just as a tradesman relies on quality tools to express their skills, our team benefits from using the best possible tools to enhance the use of their abilities when transcribing your audio.
Express Scribe, from NCH Software (http://www.nch.com.au/scribe/) is our tool of choice at The Transcription People. It has numerous features that help to reduce the amount of time lost, while delivering a quality transcription.
• Variable-speed playback at consistent pitch where speech is fast or unclear
• Support for several models of foot-control pedals to allow hands-free play/rewind control
• Supporting most common file formats, including video recordings with audio
• Offering compatibility with major word-processing vendors, including Microsoft Word
• Special audio processing like ‘volume boost’ where audio quality is low level
Foot-pedal support is particularly important for high-volume transcription. Every superfluous keyboard action taken to control audio playback adds seconds to the transcription time. Having foot control of the playback allows our transcriptionists to focus on listening to and recording the text accurately.
The ability to control playback speed is also very useful. When speech is fast, or multiple speakers are talking simultaneously, a reduction in speed can make the audio much easier to process, and reduce the number of replays required. It can also help to match the audio to typing speed, in the case of very fast speech.
Our objective in selecting tools like Express Scribe is to ensure that every task we undertake is completed efficiently, accurately, and economically. A “best-of-breed” tool allows us to meet this objective, and to meet your business requirements in a transcription service.
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At TTP, we use the best possible tools to produce the highest quality transcription. If your business would benefit from our fast and accurate services, why not contact us today for a quote?