Using Transcription: Focus on Journalism
Journalist Reporting the NewsOne of journalism's most significant production hurdles is translating phone conversations, press conferences, meetings and interviews into text to spin scripts and stories out of them.  Transcription is a convenient way to convert that audio to text, yet transcribing the audio for these verbal exchanges is a huge time commitment for a busy journalist (keeping in ...

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Is Your Brain On Digital Device Overload?
So, you are on the treadmill at your local gym, or standing in line at Starbucks waiting for that yummy latte, and you decide to take a mental break by playing your favorite music video on your smartphone, hoping to relax and rest your mind.  But are you really doing your brain any favors? No, according to research scientists at the University of California, San Francisco. ...

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Transcription Technology That Will Change Your Life
Have you ever been sitting in traffic and have wished, "I really need something to write these thoughts down on."? Or, have you sat in a meeting and wanted to record what was being said so that you can get a transcript of some very important information being conveyed? Well, soon you will be able to do all that, and more. You are just weeks away from being able to download transcription technology that will change your life. ...

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4 Ways to Enhance Your Dictation
You would think that dictation is pretty straightforward: you speak into a recording device and your saved message is sent out for transcription. Often, though, when you receive your transcript back, you will find holes in the message your were trying to convey or the format is not as you intended. Here are some pointers to make sure that you include all the information you need: 1. Minimize Background Noise ...

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How To Use Transcription In a Law Practice
Recently, many in the legal community have asked us for advice on using transcription services for a law practice. Here are some suggestions on ways to use transcription:
    1. Witness Interviews - use a quality digital recorder or phone in using our dictation server and record the interview, then receive a transcript for use in litigation.
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How to Record and Transcribe Your SKYPE Conversations
SKYPE, the popular and preeminent VoIP communications service, offers you a great solution to communicate with one or more individuals globally for free. What they do not offer directly is a way to record your important conversations and have them transcribed. So, how do you record and transcribe SKYPE conversations? First, Choose a Third-Party Recording Application There are several third-party applications that allow you to record your SKYPE conversations and save them as a digital file on your computer. Here are a few of the more popular ones:
  • IMcapture (formerly SkypeCap) - offers both PC and MAC users the ability to record either the audio, the video or both on both sides of the conversation. Allows you also to schedule recording conference calls if you have a conflict. ($49.95, free trial)
  • ecamm's Call Recorder - designed specifically for MAC OS/X, this application allows users to record the audio and the video and offers a couple of options for video capture. ($19.95)
  • PAMELA - offers PC users a free version to record audio only and a premium version to capture both audio and video. PAMELA Pro offers a multitude of options including call scheduling and automatic recording. (free or premium $29)
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