Important Issues for Automated Transcription

Not all automated transcription options are created equal.

There are several important issues to consider when choosing an approach to automated transcription. These include, in rough order of importance, data security issues, language(s) spoken in the data, transcription quality, processing speed, and cost.

Automated Transcription – Comparing Models

Introduction As the author of transcription and analysis software, I've been evaluating tools for automating the transcription of video data for a long time.  For two decades, it took me longer to format and correct automated transcripts so I could analyze them than...

Now Available : Automated Transcription

Adding Automated Transcription to Transana has been a goal of mine for two decades. This post discusses the capabilities and limitations of current speech-to-text technology as it applies to Transana.

Syncing Media Files Automatically

What do I recommend for the Video Sync Server?  Unfortunately, the answer is that it depends on several factors that may be different in Turkey than they are where I live.  Different universities and organizations have different rules.  The “best” answer is different in different places and for different projects.

Collaboration in the time of COVID-19

There are many ways to share media files for collaborative analysis over a distance using Transana Multiuser. This post describes one such technique, using Google Drive.

Back Up Your Data!

Hard drives die. Disasters occur. Will you be able to recover your Transana data?

Important Issues for Automated Transcription

Important Issues for Automated Transcription

Not all automated transcription options are created equal.

There are several important issues to consider when choosing an approach to automated transcription. These include, in rough order of importance, data security issues, language(s) spoken in the data, transcription quality, processing speed, and cost.

Automated Transcription – Comparing Models

Automated Transcription – Comparing Models

Introduction As the author of transcription and analysis software, I've been evaluating tools for automating the transcription of video data for a long time.  For two decades, it took me longer to format and correct automated transcripts so I could analyze them than...

Syncing Media Files Automatically

Syncing Media Files Automatically

What do I recommend for the Video Sync Server?  Unfortunately, the answer is that it depends on several factors that may be different in Turkey than they are where I live.  Different universities and organizations have different rules.  The “best” answer is different in different places and for different projects.

Writing Tools in Transana

Writing Tools in Transana

There are two important ways I use Transana Professional’s writing tools when I am doing qualitative analysis.  Creating Progress Logs.  These are useful in tracking what I’ve done and where I’m headed.  In Transana Multiuser they are also great for asynchronous...

Transcribing Overlapping Speech

Transcribing Overlapping Speech

My first thought as I watched the first U.S. Presidential debate of 2020 was "Oh, those poor transcribers."  I recognized the huge challenge this would present for transcribers, with constant interruptions and so much overlapping speech.  I knew it would strain a...

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