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Everything You Need to Know About Transcription

Are You Recording Right?

Ask any transcriptionist and they’ll tell you that behind every accurate transcript there’s a clearly recorded audio/video file. That’s absolutely true because to transcribe correctly, a transcriptionist must be able to understand what’s being said! So what’s a clear recording and how do you go about creating one?

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Delayed Delivery? Here’s How to Avoid It

Transcription is a time-consuming process and it’s hard to predict exactly how long transcribing a recording will take. Therefore, it’s not surprising that delayed deliveries are fairly common in the industry.
But deadlines are important, right? So here are some things YOU can do to ensure that your transcripts are completed on time and turn out more accurate.

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How to Transcribe a Recording – Yourself

There are times when you need to roll up your sleeves and transcribe your recordings yourself. This could be because you need something done immediately, or because only you know the language or accents on the recording, or maybe because the subject is very technical and you couldn’t find anyone with the subject matter expertise to do the job right.

Whatever your reasons, it’s important to know that transcription is a time-consuming task and having some basic knowledge and tools will go a long way in making the process easier.

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3 Ways to Send Files for Transcription

Wondering how you can send your files for transcription? In this post we'll tell you 3 easy ways you can do it quickly and securely. But first let's look at a few things to do before sending the files. Things to do before sending files for transcription 1. Remove dead...

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Which Transcription Style is Best for You?

When planning a transcription project, you need to consider several factors like cost, turnaround time, layout, time-coding, etc. But perhaps the most important thing to consider is the transcription style. So what is a transcription style? A transcription style is...

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The Zoom H4n Pro Voice Recorder

Tired of carrying around numerous recording tools? Wouldn’t it be easier if you had something hand held, palm-sized, that had everything in it? No, we are not talking about a smart phone, although they have made life easier; we are talking about something better. Say...

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How to Transcribe an Interview

Transcribing an interview can be extremely time consuming if done wrong. By following some key steps and using the right tools, you can make the process easier and faster. 1. Analyze Before beginning to transcribe an interview, analyze the recording to understand the...

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Best Lecture Recorders

Thinking of buying a lecture recorder? Here are 10 essential features you should look for - and 3 very popular lecture recorders that people love and recommend. 1. Good Sound Quality This is a no-brainer of course, but good sound quality is relative to how you use the...

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Recording Focus Groups Using Lectern Microphones

Microphones used for recording focus groups should have two key features (from an audio quality perspective) – the ability to capture speech clearly and to block out ambient sounds.

Unidirectional Lectern Microphones – also known as Podium or Gooseneck microphones – have both these features and more.

Here’s a look at the pros and cons of using them.

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Recording Phone Interviews Using Total Recall for Android

Total Recall is an app for Android phones that can be used to record both sides of the conversation during a phone interview. Reasonably priced at $10.00 (free demo available) it’s a very convenient way to record phone interviews. You should however check if it works with your particular Android device because it’s not compatible with all phones.

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A Look at Transcription Software

“Isn’t there a simpler way of doing this?” Transcription is a notoriously tedious process and almost everyone who’s ever tried it has asked this question at some point.

Unfortunately voice recognition is still an evolving technology and there aren’t perfect solutions available yet.

However, there are some applications that can make the process easier.

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3 Tips for Creating Business Recordings

If you are preparing to record a video or an audio for your business, here are some tips to help you get the best results: 1. Interviews When recording an interview (for e.g., with an expert in your line of work), use a good digital voice recorder to get the best...

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3 Tools for Converting File Formats

There are several reasons why you may need to convert a file format - 1. To reduce the file size so that you can upload/email it easily 2. To make the file compatible with a particular player 3. To extract audio from a video file, etc. Here are 3 tools, ranging from...

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