Description: This passage is mainly about express scripts login. In this passage, the writer tells us how to use Express Scribe to transcribe audio recordings, record the interviews and change those into texts.
Welcome to the Yarmouth and Thorley voices project, today we’re covering transcription, taking the audio, recordings the interviews and changing those into texts, there are various packages that you can use, the one that we’ve settled on is Express scribe, as you can see, on the screen here by NCH software, NCH has been very generous and allows people to use the software for nothing as long as the project isn’t a commercial project.
This is community project, we fall within the bounds of using the free version, so let’s have a look at the layout of the screen, there are the familiar menus that you will see on a Windows package, they’ve been replicated by the buttons here as well, in this section, here is where the audio files go, you can have a number of audio files on the Go that you’re transcribing at the moment.
It’s got the welcome audio that is given by NCH when you load the software, and in the second section down here, it is the place where you can leave your notes if you like, you can also use an external word processor and this is the real advantage of Express scribe, even though you’ve got a different application, maybe a word processor or a text editor that you’re entering the words into and that you’re listening to.
You can use the audio controls, you see that play is f9, stop is f4, rewind that probably we use the most is f7, those function keys will work, even though the Express scribe isn’t the software that is is at the front, if you’ve got the word processor software at the front, it is very unusual to have that and it is extremely useful.
So let’s go through the process, first off we’ll load and we will get the file manager up, we will transfer the audio file, the example that we’ve got here is Edward Whitewood and drop it on the file names, let’s go back to here and we can see that along the bottom here, the audio file is loading in as before.
It depends on this length of the recording and the speed of your machine, it depends on how quickly the file loads, it also tells you down here what it’s doing, now it is loading the audio file, so this is loading, let me show you around some other stuff down in the bottom, here is the ability to change the audio levels, so while you’re listening through to it, you might want to have it louder or quieter, depending on what’s going on the background.
Underneath that there is the ability to change the speed, this is unusual, you don’t know what I have in this audio software, but it can be a massive advantage if your typing speed doesn’t match the speed of the person who is talking out that you’re trying to transcribe, so normally your typing speed is going to be lower than the spoken speed of speech.
If that’s not confusing enough, it’s the way that the speed and the person talks out, so you’d be able to drop it down to 80 or 70 percent, the people sound is strange and unusual when they’re talking at that speed, but while you’re typing, you’re grateful that you’re getting down what they’re saying without having to press rewind the whole time.
So the audio is loaded and there are little meters up here showing you how loud stuff is when it’s being said, so let’s press either f4 on the keyboard or the play button, the project is ready to try and it is quite a bold ambition, it’s to try and capture the memories of yours, so there you can listen to the beginning of it.
Let’s use the timeline here, this is the beginning of the recording, this is the end of the recording, in the case of this one, it’s roughly an hour with a discussion, so let’s skip through to maybe something in the middle that we might want to transcribe and have a listen, I’m going to press f4 this time.
Then to run the shop, they have to be run from fresh water cookers that we have, so this is the section that we want to transcribe by placing, let’s do a little rewind, that’s called scrubbing technical term, so you can hear the audio going backwards to give you an idea of how far back you’ve gone.
Let’s go from here, and then to run the shop, they have to be run from fresh walk, because we have office space there built-in to express Scribus abilities, one advantage of using their notepad is that putting the time code in of what is being said is done for you through a simple keystroke without you having to write down the time code.
So let’s rewind slightly, I see it has to run the shop in header, so we’re going to say to run the shop, so what we need to do is to go to note the insert time, that’s the time code, so shift ctrl T, so for the moment we use the menu option and you see the time code which is shown down in this right-hand corner here, that’s how far we’ve got through the recording.
It’s automatically insert in there when we do the shift ctrl T, so let’s put a space in and have a listen, to run the shop, we have office pros there, so we are ready to run the shop too, that’s what I can remember at the moment, so if we press, I use the effort for the stop there, f9 is used for play on the top of the function keys on the top of the keyboard.
So here we are ready to run the shop from fresh water, we have office space there, so let’s put into that space, now I’ll show you the example of the audio running slower, let’s put it down to 75, now as I have said before, it’s going to sound strange but you’ll be grateful for it if you’re trying to keep up with what’s being said.
You come back quite father to run the chakra pensive, they have to be run from fresh water because we have office space in the 60, I am about keeping up with what was being spoken there, and there will be spelling mistakes, you need to correct along the way as you try and bash the words down as quickly as possible.
So that’s using the editor within there to save the editing file within there, you can go to clip it to the clipboard so that will allow you to save it into your word processor, you can highlight it and control which will select all of your text allowing you to copy with a control C and dropping it into.
This is a normal notepad that comes with Windows, I can paste that in there, and you’ll see that if I change the view to wrap it, you’ll see the section that we’ve got in there, let me show you another example of the time code, so we’re happy with what we’ve typed there, we jump forward 40 to 40 53 minutes in, let’s have a listen.
I’ll have a look through this, in fact I listen white with Richard 1, I will look through and see if I can find their entries using shift ctrl T, there’s the time code, this is the section where he’s talking about the education of his children, so as I have said before, it sounds strange but you are grateful for it when you’re trying to keep up with what’s being said into the West white middle school, which is a normal speed.
So that one option is to use the editor that’s inside Express scribe, we can go over to say that this software that I’ve loaded here is a notepad, but it can be a word processor, we lose the advantage of having the shift ctrl T for the time code, but we can look down on the right hand corner here and type in 53:54 and using f4 to stop and f9 to play.
Then we run over 13, they go into Newport apparently, let’s have another player, when you hold your terrible high school, that’s the mistakes that I have made there, and then when they are 14, play again, run over 13, they go into new forge a terrible husband, so I even get that wrong and there is 13, you get the idea.
I won’t transcribe the whole thing live for you but you get the idea using the speed control, which may be useful when using external editor using the internal one f9 to play, I guess it’s pretty, as you can see, it isn’t strange but useful, so as normally if we go and save file and save your version and the transcription.
When you are saving it, I would heavily recommend using the same file name as the audio file that brings the advantage that those two things are tied together, so when you’re going back and trying to find out, this is Edward whiteword, but there may be more than one audio recording that you’re making notes from.
If you use the same file name, then you will have the advantage of having the tie straight away, you can see that those two things are tied when you look at it in the file manager, it will more than likely be next to each other.
So you see one with a text or the dot extension and one with the mp3, I hope you find that useful and have a look at the other audio editing video software that about the audio editing examples, we’ve put them together.