I don’t know how many out there do a lot of transcribing, but I do a fair amount of researching of audio and video archives. I just discovered a program that seems to be a pretty good aid for such work. It allows you to play video or audio files and quickly bookmark and annotate and/or transcribe them into a file you can save and go back to. It is missing some features and could use some interface improvements, but it seems promising. It goes for $48, which at first seemed a bit steep, but perhaps not when compared with other programs that seek to do the same thing.
Anyone have experience with this program or others like it? Scriv. does a fair job of letting me transcribe things, but this program is much more efficient to use and makes the process much easier.
I’d be curious to see if others have any thoughts about this.
There is always the topline app Hyperresearch along with Hypertranscribe - perhaps the Rolls Royce and maybe you don’t need a Sherman tank to kill a fly. If you want to do the whole research project then I can vouch for these:
Alex, there was a thread some time ago in which I, among others was commenting about the cueing limitation in Scrivener. Jean-Louis (Valero) pointed me in the direction of LoopyLoopX. I was needing to translate the soundtrack of a short video I had made.
It could be what you need, though it helps if you can read French for the interface. Although development seems to have stopped with Beta version 0.99B some 2 years ago, you can still get it from Version Tracker or the website loopyloop.com/pages/547871/index.htm
(I have just tried.)
The website still gives the price as $9 to rise to $25 on release of v.1
Although I have it on my system, I have not used it. I gave it a brief glance when I first downloaded it, but by then I had finished the job in hand through Scrivener.