Transcriva is a manual transcription solution with automatic transmission. Whether it's your meeting minutes, interviews, lectures, home movies, dictation, speeches, or your favorite TV show, Transcriva can help you transcribe them all. You do the typing, Transcriva takes care of the rest. Transcribe media clips on your Mac or on the web. Record media on your Mac and transcribe it live or later Changes are saved automatically, as you work. Stay organized with the Transcript Library. Associate entries with the people who spoke them. Speed sound up or slow it down without changing the pitch. Turn on "Follow-Along" mode for presentable playback. Customize keyboard shortcuts to keep control at your finger tips. Export transcripts as rich text or Word documents.
Demo version, available from the 'Download Now' link above, has the following limitations:
Unregistered users can only have two transcripts in their library at any one time.
The audio controls are disabled after twenty minutes per session (quit to reset).
Exported and printed transcripts are also 'watermarked'.
What's new in Transcriva
update aimed at improving compatibility with OS X 10.7 Lion.
This update is free to all 2.x licenseholders.
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Nice app, "Backtrack on Pause" (skips a couple of seconds backwards before resuming the file/movie/recording, in order to let you check what you have just transcribed) is brillant.
Though it is brutal on the CPU: come on, 80%+ on a 2GHz Core Duo just for playing a movie-file and letting you type (maybe it's the 'animated' counter?)?!!
That's unacceptable. Otherwise very nice.
This program works as promised and is greatly enhanced over version 1 which was already a venerable application. I use it for translation purposes and think that its simplicity is a cutting edge that makes it very intuitive. I highly recommend it to everyone who earns a living on transcription. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
Can this help voice recognition software turn audio books (I have many of these) into PDFs? How does Transcriva differ from Express Scribe? (Transcriva's a larger download so I assume it has more features.)
I have to transcribe and write synopsis of podcasts all the time for Sally Hogshead. I've tried doing it using the Quicktime player- and was constantly frustrated with the FF and Rewind tools- plus- no time codes to go back and reference things. Downloaded the demo- and once I disabled cmd spacebar from opening Spotlight in System Prefs- Keyboard and Mouse/ shortcuts-
it was great.
Note- this works in any language you do- it doesn't transcribe for you- it plays the audio and lets you write what you hear.
Great tool- for $11 worth every penny.
Try it out first - on an iMac G4 1 GHz it slows down quite badly the more captions you add (probably due to using graphics for text), so after just 20-30 captions added it becomes pretty unusable for me on the iMac. Works fine on my MacBook Pro (2.16 GHz C2D)
Worth the price just for the ability to speed up transcripts. I receive a lot of pre-recorded classes and such, and this tool will save me much time in listening. The ability to also take notes during the playback makes it super.
Well, I don't like that it can only use shortcut key compbinations which include the command key - "command-space" for me is already Launchbar, so I would have liked to use "alt-space" instead. So instead I use "command- -" - oh well. The demo has a twenty minute limitation, but you can still evaluate it. Seems buyable. We'll see.
This is *almost* what i need to replace OneNote 2007, if only it supported annotations, i.e. import a pdf of a lecture slide and annotate while recording the lecture. Anyone know of a program that does that?
I own two licenses, and I strongly recommend Transcriva. It is in my opinion the best transcription tool for Mac, it is very stable, very efficient, easy and pleasant to use. It saves me a lot of time!
If you've ever tried to record a meeting in order to type up minutes -- or recorded a lecture intending to type up notes later -- you know the frustration of keeping up with the speaker or various speakers. This looks like a great simplifier, and I need a little simplicity! Now if only it would type them for me, or attend the meetings in the first place in my stead....
This looks extremely useful! I spent some days transcribing some long interviews using iTunes a couple of months ago, and it was a rather trying exercise. I wish I'd known about this at the time. I think I'll get this for potential use in the future.
Different functions than Slow Downer with gives pitch constance as well as slower transcribing speed. Using Apple's speech (playback) function would be a good addition to check the ear-feel of a transcription, as has been mentioned. Also a foot pedal option which many transcriber are used to using. There's real potential here.
Doesn't seem to have pitch control, which is important since it has speed control. Wish it worked with foot pedals too, though I imagine some foot pedal somewhere must let you assign a key combo to the pedals. Not that I saw any.