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Software to conduct and transcribe online focus groups

I have been asked to organize a series of online focus groups using videoconferencing. I am looking for a platform to use to conduct them, and a cheap transcription service to convert the recordings into text. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2016 - 4 answers

How should I get a lengthy Hungarian testimony transcribed/translated?

I've ordered a copy of my relative's Holocaust testimony on DVD. It's about five hours long, and it's in Hungarian - a language I don't speak. I want to have it transcribed, and I'd like to get at least an informal written or oral translation. What's the smartest way to do this, and would an informal translation be much cheaper than a "proper" one?
posted by Joe in Australia on Sep 26, 2016 - 9 answers

Transcription. Lots and lots of transcription.

I have scanned copies of 60 documents that I need transcribed. It's 1,318 pages in total, single-space typed, with each page a separate JPG. I usually self-transcribe stuff like this, but this is a bit more than I want to take on. What are my options for getting this done without breaking the bank? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Aug 1, 2016 - 14 answers

Simple software to print basic music?

My teacher has helped me work out some areangements of public domain pieces suitable for use by an adult onset harper (me). My messy notation is holding me back. Exists there a simple program to let me enter my scrawly notes and produce a tidy, easily read sheet of music? [more inside]
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer on Jun 20, 2016 - 8 answers

Android phone, take dictation! No, not a vacation!

I write best while I'm walking, and for an upcoming project I'd like to streamline this using some sort of speech-to-text word-processing setup on my Google Nexus phone. Google's native voice recognition in Docs hates my voice and produces only large paragraphs of semipunctuated gibberish. What app(s) + accessories setup will give me accurate, extended voice-to-text transcription with minimal oversight, ideally also with good punctuation functionality? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on May 18, 2016 - 4 answers

What's the best way to get a hand written manuscript typed up?

I have a nearly completed manuscript of a novel that I'm writing that is entirely handwritten. I need to get it typed up, but it's over 400 handwritten pages and I'm a.) overwhelmed and b.) trying to finish the novel with a limited amount of free time, so I don't want to spend all my time typing instead of writing. How do I get this thing typed up? [more inside]
posted by coolguy#1 on Jan 28, 2016 - 8 answers

Transcription software

I'm doing voluntary work as a translator and subtitle editor, and I'd like to be more efficient with my time. Details under the cut. [more inside]
posted by lmfsilva on Dec 7, 2015 - 12 answers

Best practices for transcribing a typed manuscript?

I have about 500 digital photos, each of one page from a hand-typed, 1940s-era text. How do I best transcribe it as part of an effort to share it digitally, and then include it in my own project? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Nov 11, 2015 - 9 answers

Help deciphering old-timey coroner's inquest?

I'm trying to transcribe an old-time coroner's inquest and, between the cursive script and the medical terms, I'm having difficulty with some words. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Nov 21, 2014 - 8 answers

Distributed proofreaders for music?

Is there such a thing? By which I mean, teams of people collaboratively transcribing public domain sheet music into some kind of open format.
posted by dilaudid on Nov 18, 2014 - 3 answers

Best recording option for dictation in a moderately noisy environment?

I would like to dictate memos and documentation when away from my Mac, and then use Dragon to transcribe the recordings. This is in a somewhat noisy environment, similar in volume, tone and variation to a car traveling at a reasonable speed on the highway (HVAC equipment one room over, lots of random rattles and whirs and steady hums.) Not loud, but notable. [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Sep 11, 2014 - 2 answers

Is it possible to use my dragon for mac to transcribe audio files?

So I have a voice recorder. Which I use because LA and traffic. And I have Dragon Naturally Speaking 3.0 for Mac. The question is whether it's possible to use them together to transcribe dictation. For my purposes it doesn't have to be completely right. It just has to be a scratch draft to fix later. IS such a thing possible? And IF so...how?
posted by rileyray3000 on Aug 11, 2014 - 4 answers

Can I use Dragon Dictate for Mac to transcribe MP3's of my dictation?

So I'm trying to decide whether I'd prefer to send MP3s I dictate into a digital voice recorder to an overseas personal assistant to be transcribed or if there's some way to do so with technology. Even if it wasn't 100% exact I could still clean up the files later. So the question is: is there a way to do this? I have the latest version of Dragon Dictate for Mac and the files are digital. Is this possible?
posted by rileyray3000 on Jun 25, 2014 - 6 answers

What should I know before hiring a virtual assistant?

So I've decided I make enough to put someone on my personal projects full time and I'd like to go the virtual personal assistant route. And I was wondering what i should know. What should a monthly salary be? Are there certain countries it's trickier with? What duties are best served? Transcription? Research? First drafts? I've tried googling but it seems like it's either four year old esquire articles or certain larger sites that have done enough SEO that everything points back to them. So it's time to ask the experts: the hive mind.
posted by rileyray3000 on Jun 2, 2014 - 4 answers

Get the microphone out of your pocket!

I've been asked to write summaries of some recordings of meetings. Problem is, whoever recorded it had the microphone in his shirt or his pocket or something, and there's impossible rustling preventing me from hearing what they're saying half the time! Especially when someone asks a question and they start explaining details. Is there any software I can run these sound files through to reduce some of that?
posted by saysthis on Apr 5, 2014 - 7 answers

Please recommend a workflow for recording interviews.

I need to record one-on-one interviews for a few of my methods classes and potentially, more research in the future. Please suggest equipment and/or software to make this as easy as possible. [more inside]
posted by Silvertree on Oct 16, 2013 - 5 answers

Seeking Recommendations for Reliable Automatic (or Human) Transcription

I am a medical writer working on a large project. Part of this project will involve posting videos of physicians along with a transcript of whatever the speaker is saying. The topic tends to be fairly technical - the physicians will be using Technical Medical Terms that could confuse the average layperson. Length of the videos varies from three to twenty minutes. [more inside]
posted by Schadenfreudian on Oct 9, 2013 - 6 answers

Learning composition by transcribing music?

I have read that John Zorn and Unsuk Chin, among others, learned music composition by transcribing music. Am I correct in thinking that this means copying an existing score? Is this a good way to learn music composition (and are there any others)? Does one copy the piece verbatim, or is there a strategy for targeting significant parts?
posted by myitkyina on Aug 26, 2013 - 11 answers

How to record and transcribe all conversations

Suppose I would like to automatically record and transcribe all conversations that happen around me. Is this technically feasible? What products and services would you use to accomplish this goal? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Jul 9, 2013 - 13 answers

[quote] Er, um, like, you know, eh? [end quote] said Kuppajava.

How do I explain to a student journalist that when quoting someone with whom they have recorded an interview they should refrain from keeping in the verbal filler words and tics we all use in casual conversation unless absolutely necessary? [more inside]
posted by kuppajava on May 28, 2013 - 13 answers

Can you transcribe a very simple keyboard part for me?

Could a musical person possibly tell me the notes of the keyboard part in Camera Obscura's "Happy New Year"? I don't really need it in actual musical notation on a staff or anything--just the names of the notes is fine. Thank you in advance!
posted by feathermeat on May 6, 2013 - 3 answers

What software can be used to crowdsource a transcription?

I am looking for an online service in which a group of volunteers could use to transcribe an audio or video file into text. Is there anything that will allow 10-15 volunteers to simultaneously log in and do this? [more inside]
posted by perpetualstroll on Apr 16, 2013 - 3 answers

What are the best tools for transcribing interviews?

I am doing a qualitative dissertation, where I'll be conducting and transcribing about 80 interviews that are each an hour long or so. What tools do I need to make transcription easy? [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Mar 15, 2013 - 9 answers

Cloud Atlas is Chordally Dense

How difficult is it to transcribe an orchestral piece (say, a digital recording) into an accurate paper score? [more inside]
posted by polymodus on Dec 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Sheet music for Armstrong's "Savoy Blues."

Looking for sheet music for Louis Armstrong's "Savoy Blues." [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Nov 21, 2012 - 2 answers

July 2012: What are some good audio transcription tools?

Wondering about the current state of more-or-less free VOICE RECOGNITION software and websites. Anywhere you can upload an MP3 to get a transcription? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Jul 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Affordable Human Transcription Service Recommendations, Please

What is the best transcription service (humans, not software) for use by a small business person? [more inside]
posted by abbyladybug on Apr 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Best Practice in the World of Transcription?

I have 5 hours of an audio (MP4) interview. I need to transcribe it as quickly as possible into a Word document. I don't have a foot pedal and can't get one quickly. Got any suggestions on how to speed this up? [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999 on Feb 14, 2012 - 20 answers

Youtube transcription?

How do I get a transcription of a copyrighted (not by me) fifteen minute youtube video, for my own personal use? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Feb 1, 2012 - 7 answers

On Ilkla Moor Baht Apostrophes

Available resources or advice for transcribing dialect speech? [more inside]
posted by Jehan on Dec 13, 2011 - 4 answers

Transcription pedal incompatibility?

Finally got my office four universal transcription pedals (Infinity Foot Control IN-USB-2) and Olympus DSS Player Pro software ("with foot pedal support") after two months of bureaucratic red tape. Foot pedals aren't working. Google fu failing. Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Jul 20, 2011 - 1 answer

Transcription services for "accented" English

Advice: how to find transcription services in India? [more inside]
posted by mylittlepoppet on Jun 18, 2011 - 2 answers

On-Spot Recording/Transcription

Are there any apps or tech that transcribes recordings into words immediately. [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Jun 5, 2011 - 3 answers

The moving computer writes and having writ moves on

Transcription for newbies. Halp! [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on May 27, 2011 - 15 answers

Lots of photos of tombstones. I want to crowdsource the transcription. How?

I have lots and lots of photos of tombstones and I want to get the information into a machine-readable format - ideally a spreadsheet. I think I can find volunteers to transcribe them, but I need a way to do it efficiently. Can anyone suggest a way to do this online, perhaps using some sort of blogging or Wiki-like software?
posted by Joe in Australia on May 9, 2011 - 12 answers

I need to find a transcription service that can transcribe ~10k very short recordings.

I need to find a transcription service that can transcribe ~10k very short recordings. All different speakers calling from various places. I know of Casting Words and am trying to find out if they can do this. Each recording may be from one to a few words. Perhaps a date. Can you recommend any other resources I can pursue? Thanks.
posted by reddot on Feb 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me be a more efficient transcriber

I've started offering transcription services as part of my business, but at the moment I'm using Windows Media Player next to a Word document, switching to the player to press pause and play each time I want to stop and start. Not ideal. I learnt to audio type using a foot pedal and I'd like to do that again, so, transcribers and secretaries/PAs, please recommend! I'm in the UK and would prefer to buy something available (online is fine) within the UK. If it works with Windows Media Player, fine; if not, please recommend (inexpensive) software I could use. If you need more info, let me know!
posted by LyzzyBee on Nov 1, 2010 - 9 answers

It's time to smile.

Can you help me figure out the key/chords for Xavier Rudd's "Time to Smile"? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Sep 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Sound advice for audio organisation.

OS X software for cutting, organizing and editing audio? [more inside]
posted by monocultured on May 9, 2010 - 9 answers

IPA transcriptions for free?

Is there an open source (or free for non-commercial use) list of English (Either RP or Standard American) IPA transcriptions available somewhere? Example: car: /ˈkɑː/, cat: /kæt/.
posted by Memo on Feb 15, 2010 - 10 answers

stompbox speak my thought/vent these voices from the dark

I'm searching for a Canadian source for a USB transcription foot pedal. [more inside]
posted by the dief on Jan 8, 2010 - 1 answer

Who can I pay to type up my notes?

TypeMyNotesPleaseFilter: I periodically find myself in need of this service, which obviously must exist, yet I cannot find. I have a bunch of handwritten notes, not written with any kind of fancy smartpen, but rather, just pencil on paper. I would like to be able to scan said notes myself and send them to some kind of service wherein I can pay someone to type them up and send me back a decently formatted copy with a turnaround time of 12-24 hours. Who do I ask to do this? [more inside]
posted by zachlipton on Oct 29, 2009 - 11 answers

I need to transcribe some stuff, get some audio from A to B

My library is doing oral histories with a Canon HD video camera, then migrating them into iMovie to eventually edit and burn to DVDs to store. I've been tasked with the tech-side of this, a job I'm woefully unqualified for. I need help converting iMovie files into some sort of audio format to transcribe them! [more inside]
posted by booknerd on Jul 23, 2009 - 8 answers

OS X Speech Transcription

OS X dictation/transcription software: is it worthwhile? I've recorded several hours of audio onto an MP3 voice recorder. I'd like to move the files to my mac, and run them through dictation software. Is this feasible? [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Jun 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Scoping experiences

Are there any scopists here? [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Jun 5, 2009 - 6 answers

To apply or not to apply.

Should I bother applying to this employment agency? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2009 - 3 answers

The route to better transcription

Looking for your transcription hints and tips! [more inside]
posted by low_horrible_immoral on Apr 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Need a way to train my ear to recognize tones accurately so that I can improve my transcription data.

Looking for a flash exercise/game or some way to train my ear to recognizing tone so that I can be a better transcriber. I'm currently researching two tonal languages and I need a way to practice/improve on my skills so that my data is more complete. I don't want to devote a lot of time to this, maybe a few hours. Are there any tools out there that can help me? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Mar 4, 2009 - 6 answers

What's the best (free) software to automatically transcribe a 50-minute speech?

What's the best (free) software to automatically transcribe a 50-minute speech? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on Oct 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Using Transcription Software in the Classroom

Has anyone used a live transcribing software as an educational tool in the classroom? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Sep 30, 2008 - 2 answers

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