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Query Details


Query Subject:   Transcription of Digital Audio
Author:   Susan Gehr
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Language Documentation

Query:   I am interested in learning about what is being used for transcription work
of digital audio.

I have just had an opportunity to use a tape recorder with a foot pedal,
and I find working with the foot pedal to be very efficient, but I already
own a Marantz PMD 690, a solid state recorder, and it seems a shame to have
to go from digital to analog.

My laptop is an iBook running Mac OS X.

I have used a software based transcription program, LoopyLoop X,
http://www.loopyloop.com/pages/547871/index.htm

In general LoopyLoop is good, and very cheap, but given a choice between
operating a foot pedal and punching in keyboard commands in between
actually transcribing, I'd rather use a foot pedal.

The author of LoopyLoop has offered even to build in foot pedal
functionality. Do you have a recommendation on a USB footpedal I could
suggest to him to test with?

I've also downloaded and attempted to use Express Scribe,
http://www.nch.com.au/scribe/ but I haven't yet been able to make it work,
not even to get it to play back one of NCH's own sample files.
LL Issue: 16.883
Date posted: 23-Mar-2005



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