Transcription tool kit for multimedia files (video or audio)
Thread poster: Mandy K

Mandy K
Local time: 13:41
English to Arabic
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Jun 20, 2015

Hello everyone,

I have been asked to provide a transcription of 8 hours videos. The client needs the transcription on a word file template to be translated after that. I have done similar jobs before but a lot of time was wasted on pausing and rewinding and forwarding etc.

I need your advice on any tool kit, for example pedal or software, that I can use to make the job easier and faster.As you can see I will be a beginner with such tools so I need something fairly simple - nothing too complicated but can do the job.

If I am working on Microsoft Word, is there any transcription software that can work? What pedal, headset etc would you recommend?

Thank you very much

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Tamas Elek  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:41
Member (2014)
Hungarian to English
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Express Scribe works for me Jun 21, 2015


I use Express Scribe, and it works quite well. It is very easy to use and has many useful functions, like assigning function keys to main functionality like pause and play, so you do not need to switch windows all the time. It can also play the audio more slowly, which is great for transcription. Please see here:

It also works with pedals, but I have not tried that functionality yet.

Oh, and it is free, even for business use.

I hope it helps.

[Edited at 2015-06-21 23:33 GMT]

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