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]
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?
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?
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.
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?
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]
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]
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?
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]
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]
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!
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]
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]
How difficult is it to transcribe an orchestral piece (say, a digital recording) into an accurate paper score? [more inside]
Looking for sheet music for Louis Armstrong's "Savoy Blues." [more inside]
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]
What is the best transcription service (humans, not software) for use by a small business person? [more inside]
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]
How do I get a transcription of a copyrighted (not by me) fifteen minute youtube video, for my own personal use? [more inside]
Available resources or advice for transcribing dialect speech? [more inside]
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]
Advice: how to find transcription services in India? [more inside]
Are there any apps or tech that transcribes recordings into words immediately. [more inside]
Transcription for newbies. Halp! [more inside]
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?
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.
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!
Can you help me figure out the key/chords for Xavier Rudd's "Time to Smile"
? [more inside]
OS X software for cutting, organizing and editing audio? [more inside]
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/.
I'm searching for a Canadian source for a USB transcription foot pedal. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Are there any scopists here? [more inside]
Should I bother applying to this employment agency? [more inside]
Looking for your transcription hints and tips! [more inside]
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]
What's the best (free) software to automatically transcribe a 50-minute speech? [more inside]
Has anyone used a live transcribing software as an educational tool in the classroom? [more inside]
Help me transcribe 22 seconds of French! [more inside]
Please recommend a solution for transcribing voice to text on my Mac. [more inside]
Should I transcribe what I'm hearing in my head? How? (And should I see a shrink?) [more inside]
My wife is looking to do freelance transcription work while home with our newborn and needs bidding guidance. [more inside]
Anyone have good experiences with any inexpensive transcription services? I am looking to send digital files of interviews out to be transcribed. The material is not too technical, and accuracy needs to be very good, but doesn't need to be legal-document perfect. I am mostly looking for low cost and decent quality. Any thoughts?
Where can I find a transcription of Take Love Easy by Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald? [more inside]
How to change the program Word opens embedded audio with? Alternatively, suggestions for foot-pedal software that plays well with audio embedded in Word or RTF documents. [more inside]
I know that there's an old closed thread
on medical transcription.
Medical transcription is also a very common response to making money in one's spare time
As a grad student, are online courses for certification worthwhile towards getting work - and is this something that I could
do? [more] [more inside]
How can I directly hire a transcriptionist from India? [more inside]
Batch Speech Transcription? [more inside]