How much does it take a professional to timestamp/timecode 1 hour, manually?
Thread poster: Karla Aquino da Silva

Karla Aquino da Silva
Brazil
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May 17

Hi there!

I am having some trouble to timestamp some audios, in my case is only audios to the transcrption. I Have to sync them. It is extra hard and time-consuming especially when there are lots of overlaps.
I´d like to know how much is it charged to do so, manually, and how long does it take to timestamp 1-hour audio.

Thank you!


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Sana Hilal  Identity Verified
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Express Scribe May 17

1 hour take aprox. 6 hours. You can download Express Scribe (free trial) this software help a lot with timestamp.

Aline Amorim
 

Turdimurod Rakhmanov  Identity Verified
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It depends May 17

Hi,
It depends on how fast you work and how you are experienced in that, the audio quality.
For the first time I did it took longer time. After some hours, I got used and did it faster.
Before I used to spend one hour for one hour audio to timestamp,
Now I can do it within 15-20 minutes, of course, it also depends on the quality of your audio recording.


[Edited at 2020-05-17 18:55 GMT]


 

Chico1980  Identity Verified
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Agree May 17

Agree with Sana Hilal. Express Scribe is awesome for that and it costs USD20. Single payment.

Sana Hilal
Aline Amorim
 

Karla Aquino da Silva
Brazil
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Thanks for your replies May 17

I am taking lots of time doing it manually. Not worth the trouble.
I'm gonna download Express Scribe, for sure. It is a nice budget and I can also use the 30 minutes.
Have a nice day/evening/night.


Sana Hilal
 

Thierry Martial NIANGORAN  Identity Verified
Cote D'ivoire
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How to make manual transcription easy and fast with Express Scribe May 17

Transcribing 1 hour audio manually will normally take a transcriber between 5 and 7 hours depending on your experience, audio quality and output format required by client. Express scribe as mentioned above is a software that will make your life easier as a transcriber.
1) Transcribe directly in the notes area of the software. This will spare you navigating between 2 software. Then you can convert your transcription to the format required by your client or copy and paste in the template pro
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Transcribing 1 hour audio manually will normally take a transcriber between 5 and 7 hours depending on your experience, audio quality and output format required by client. Express scribe as mentioned above is a software that will make your life easier as a transcriber.
1) Transcribe directly in the notes area of the software. This will spare you navigating between 2 software. Then you can convert your transcription to the format required by your client or copy and paste in the template provided by your client.
2) Configure the shortcuts in order to use the main functions in 1 (or maximum 2) keystrokes: play, pause, slow speed, fast forward and rewind. (go to Options and then Hotkeys)
3) Use Ctrl+shift+t to insert timestamps automatically. You will thus avoid mistakes while writing time manually. You can even configure a shorter shortcut in the options in order to go faster.
4) If you prefer transcribing directly on a Word.doc or in the template of your client, use the scribe Miniscreen of Express scribe and make it float above other windows (View and then Float above other windows). This will give you access to the main functions of express scribe without even having to touch the software. You can thus focus on your transcription and go faster.
5) It also has an integrated speech to text function for those who prefer dictating instead of processing text manually. You can set it up if you are a little tech-savvy. I tried, but gave up.
I hope this helps.
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Yetta Jensen Bogarde  Identity Verified
Denmark
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I use Express Scribe for transcription May 20

also attaching a foot pedal.
However, the question was about timestamping/timecoding. Do you see that as part of the same exercise?


 


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