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Old 06-27-2009, 04:57 AM
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How long does it take you to transcribe 1 hr of audio? and how fast do you type do you use a pedal or hot keys?
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:06 AM
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There are a lot of variables in that, but with excellent audio quality and speakers who aren't mumble-mouthed, with no phones, people, music, dictators eating while they are talking or whatever in the background, I can do an hour of audio in 2.5 to 3 hours. If any of the above factors are in play, there have been times where it takes 7-8-9 or more - it really depends. It would be impossible to build any speed using hot keys, in my opinion. A foot pedal is a must.
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:55 PM
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I totally agree. I've had bad accents or bad audio that took me forever to type before!!! It was the worst!!
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When I think about how much work I can take on I usually think it will take me 4 hours or possibly a bit more to get an audio hour finished. I can do it in 3 in an optimal situation and it can take me up to 6 in the worst situation. When I first started out it was taking me 6 hours for good stuff too. As far as foot pedal or hot keys...I've used both. I guess I'm not so typical because I have a laptop and I rarely sit at my desk. Usually I'm sitting in my chair next to the window with the laptop on top my lap. With the freedom of the laptop I do a lot of times use hot keys. At this point it's just as natural to me as learnning the to type and where to find any other key on the keyboard. I don't have to think about it, it just goes there. But yes, foot pedal is certainly a better way to go. Me, I'm more concerned with working how and where I want than I am shaving off a bit of time. Probably silly, but that's just me.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:45 PM
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When I think about how much work I can take on I usually think it will take me 4 hours or possibly a bit more to get an audio hour finished. I can do it in 3 in an optimal situation and it can take me up to 6 in the worst situation. When I first started out it was taking me 6 hours for good stuff too. As far as foot pedal or hot keys...I've used both. I guess I'm not so typical because I have a laptop and I rarely sit at my desk. Usually I'm sitting in my chair next to the window with the laptop on top my lap. With the freedom of the laptop I do a lot of times use hot keys. At this point it's just as natural to me as learnning the to type and where to find any other key on the keyboard. I don't have to think about it, it just goes there. But yes, foot pedal is certainly a better way to go. Me, I'm more concerned with working how and where I want than I am shaving off a bit of time. Probably silly, but that's just me.
Hi, I am sorry...but I am new to all this. I am just wondering what your talking about when you say "hot Keys"???

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Old 07-05-2009, 06:41 AM
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Function keys (F keys) are considered hot keys. To me, it's easier to use foot pedal, but it's whatever you're used to.
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:51 AM
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Function keys (F keys) are considered hot keys. To me, it's easier to use foot pedal, but it's whatever you're used to.
Ahhhh, ok....lol.

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Old 07-06-2009, 05:25 AM
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Hot keys are the buttoms that you can use in Express Scribe if you are not using a foot pedal to play your audio and such. The are some of the 'f' keys, but you can change them.
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:58 AM
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You also have to take into consideration the speed at which the dictation is recorded. I have some clients where 1 hour of audio will take me 2.5 to 3 hours, but I also have some where 1 hour of audio will only take me an hour. Also, a foot pedal is a must.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:59 PM
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I'm also new here.

Where can I get a foot pedal and for how much?

How are they used to increase speed?

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