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  1. Workabout for discontinous timecode

    Instead of having to go back and adjust all the timecodes at the end to make up discontinuous timecode, it would be great to have a feature that allows you to adjust the running timecode throughout the transcript.

    Eg. Start custom TC is 01:54:53:00. Partway through the TC has to change to 02:43:21:00, because a significant about of time has been removed.

    It would be nice to have the hotkey then take over from the new custom TC and continue with that, rather than reverting back to the 'start custom TC'.

    Maybe also have a feature that supports continuous timecode…

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  2. Add .mcc VANC support

    Add export support for .mcc files containing VANC.

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  3. Allow us to disable built-in shortcuts

    Specifically, I'd love it if Control-W shortcut to close the program had some way to back out of it. Because of other triggers I've set and am very accustomed to, it is way too easy to trigger this shortcut and tab to the "Don't Save" button and hit enter, which I did this morning, losing some unsaved work.

    I'd just rather never have this particular function on shortcut.

    If disabling is not an option, how about allowing the shortcut to remain in the system, but remap the trigger to a combination less likely to be inadvertently hit?

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  4. Standard Screenplay Format Exporting

    InqScribe is great for direct transcription, however, as Adobe PP editors we could really use a workaround that would allow us to export a standardized screenplay format http://www.storysense.com/format/margins.htm that we could import into our metadata workflow/s.

    I have found that Adobe "Story" is a critical step in the workflow, and while InqScribe's ability to export text (.txt) without timecode is a nearly perfect solution for bulk dialog text, the problem is that we need the speaker field to be separated out in the export, so Story would be able to delineate CHARACTER/speakers from dialog text.

    Note: the format described above…

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  6. improve foreign language input

    I use Korean and the cursor is located between lines. Also, dragging (for copy, delete, paste, etc.) does not work properly. Please improve basic input/edit function for foreign languages. Thanks

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  7. Add an auto-volume adjust

    I think there should be a feature to automate volume adjustment. So either all songs can play at the same volume or one can program a playlist to play a particular song louder.

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    0 comments  ·  media support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Do not resize media window when importing a new video file

    "It would be nice to be able to import and not change my preferred sizing.
    It would save a lot of resizing every time I import a file. I tend to log a lot of footage where I am handling over 100 files at a time and have to resize every one so I can access other things on my desktop at the same time." -Adrienne

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    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  import/export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Make transcript change color every x seconds from previous timecode

    Sometimes transcribers are requested to enter timecodes every, say, 20 seconds. InqScribe doesn't automatically insert timecodes in order to avoid situations where the timecodes gets inserted in a bad spot, like t[00:00:20.00]his.

    A workaround is to have the transcript, or a part of the transcript change color to indicate the 20 second mark. Ideally, the would be a color animation (for example, gradually turning from green to yellow to red) so that you could plan your line break.

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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  time code  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Add a Google Search Function

    From Danila: "Useful for looking up names and terms a transcriber is unfamiliar with."

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  11. Support using the play/pause, previous/next buttons on the Mac keyboard

    Other media applications will use the built-in plause/pause and previous/next buttons that normally operate iTunes, but only when that application is in use. This would provide convenient one-key shortcuts for play/pause and skipback/forward.

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  12. Display subtitle character count

    In the transcript window, it would be helpful if there was a way to view the number of characters per subtitle/timecode. It can be difficult to quickly judge the number of characters otherwise.

    Having a character count in-between timecodes would solve this problem.

    Alternatively, the ability to place an adjustable vertical line across the transcript would allow you to quickly eyeball the relative length and consistency of each text chunk.

    6 votes
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  13. Add right-to-left paragraph option, like for Hebrew and Arabic languages

    Without this support, transcribing Hebrew and Arabic languages could be messy, especially in case of long sentences or several sentences in one dialog.

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  14. Avid Caption Format Export

    I'm wondering how difficult it might be to support the Avid DS caption format. It is a very simple unicode text file with no separators other than spaces and line returns. Sample below.

    <begin subtitles>

    04:00:08:00 04:00:42:22
    Text line 1
    Text line 2

    04:00:42:22 04:00:51:00
    Text line 1
    Text line 2

    <end subtitles>

    This format is supported for captioning within Avid non-linear video editing software including Avid DS and Avid Media Composer.

    cheers,
    tod

    10 votes
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  15. Unpin video window from text window

    You should be able to unpin the video window from the text window so you can place in a secondary window. I personally want to use your software for court presentation by clicking on the timecode and immediately playing back for the jury. Right now I have to note the time code then pull up the video in a separate player and cue to the correct time.

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  media support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion Andrew. I see how unpinning the video window would be really useful for presentation scenarios. We will consider this for a future update of InqScribe.

    Your second suggestion about embedding subtitles within the playback window is actually covered in the following suggestion: http://support.inqscribe.com/forums/4206-general-feedback-for-inqscribe/suggestions/3057491-preview-subtitled-movies

    Feel free to place your votes there! I’ve edited this part out of the description to keep these ideas separate.

  16. Allow for "Save Current Frame as JPEG" shortcut

    Allow users to assign a shortcut to the "Save Current Frame as JPEG" feature.

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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  shortcuts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Preview Subtitled Movies

    Preview Video so you can edit subtitles that may be too long without having to export and view in external player.

    51 votes
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  18. 3 votes
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  19. 3 votes
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  20. add the ability to export transparency/ opacity scale.

    add the ability to export onto a translucent background. Maybe have the transparent with a transparency/ opacity scale.

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    0 comments  ·  import/export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Junie,

    Thanks for your suggestion. InqScribe currently offers a “Transparent” background option for subtitle display (see the Save Subtitled QuickTime Movie Menu settings: http://docs.inqscribe.com/2.2/subtitling.html#export). However, we do not currently offer a translucent/opaque background option, so we will place your suggestion under consideration for a future update of InqScribe.

    Thanks again!
    Alex Underwood
    Community Manager, InqScribe

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