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  1. scrub audio frame by frame

    Be great to be able to jog back and forth frame by frame hearing the audio, for frame-accurate transcripts.

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    • Create an iPad version.

      As a lingstic anthropologist I take my iPad into the field to take fieldnotes, use it as a recording device, etc. Then on the way I home, I would like to start working on the transcripts, but I can't because there isn't an inqscribe ap yet. All I really need is a way start and stop with ease while transcribing and add time codes. Then I need to upload the transcript on my desktop inqscribe program in order to make my files subtitled there. Considering that most of the linguistic anthropologists I saw at the American Anthropological Association conference this…

      69 votes
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        9 comments  ·  mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • support separate sets of snippets/shortcuts

        Many folks want to share snippets or shortcuts with each other. Come up with a way to save a collection of snippets as a file to share with others, and have a way to limit which snippets are active for any given file.

        Of course, this feature could also allow you to create and store collections of snippets for your own use.

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          7 comments  ·  shortcuts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add control over size of the timecode display

          The timecode display right now is way too small and difficult to see. I wish it were bigger and more visible. Either Inquirium can make it so, or give us controls over its appearance, font, color, etc.

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            4 comments  ·  Transcripts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • show waveform in the player window

            it would be nice to see the audiowaveform in the player window

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            • add a spell checker

              On OS X, we'd use the built-in spell checker. For Windows, we're looking at several options, and are currently leaning towards hunspell, an open-source project with support for several languages. The Open Office project also uses hunspell.

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                under review  ·  18 comments  ·  Transcripts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

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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.

                • add styled text support

                  Add support for styles like bold and italic, along with custom font colors and varying fonts and font sizes.

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                  • let me use InqScribe to control playback in the background

                    So I can type in Word or some other application, and use the foot pedal to control playback.

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                      under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Flash support

                      It would be great to be able to transcribe .FLVs (Flash format), whether from a file or from a URL. Obviously, URL would be the most convenient.

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                        1 comment  ·  media support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • to have inqscribe to recognize tc on mp3 files

                        It will be nice if inqscribe could recognise TC on mp3 files embedded on the metadata. MP3 are smaller and have a fast download /upload time.

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                          3 comments  ·  time code  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add support for multi-track audio

                          Add the ability to playback and control multi-track audio, each with their own slider to adjust their own volume levels.

                          Users would be able to import the video to transcript with the option to also import the individual audio tracks. For a 5.1 sound track, there would be 6 mono tracks (Left, Right, Center, LFE, LS and RS). Being able to filter out audio effects and other unwanted noise would save a lot of time as well as greatly increase the transcript's accuracy.

                          Another potential use: For the Record makes courtroom recording systems which produce WAV files containing four channels…

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                            under review  ·  2 comments  ·  media support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • discontinuous timecode support

                            Add support for discontinuous timecode, when there are multiple items on one tape that show jumps in the visible timecode.

                            15 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for writing in the request! Discontinuous timecodes are a tricky subject, which we try to address in the following article: http://support.inqscribe.com/knowledgebase/articles/18059-does-inqscribe-support-discontinuous-timecodes

                              With that said, we will look into solutions for discontinuous timecodes if there’s enough support behind it.

                              In the meantime, you can adjust the start time of a transcript or adjust a set of specified time codes. Details in our User Guide here: http://docs.inqscribe.com/2.2/transcriptiontips.html#adjusting

                            • Automatic Play+Pause+Skipback

                              It could be useful to have a second kind of playback speed control, that works only with the pause and the rewind functions, instead of really slowing down the speed of playback. I'm thinking of something like this: I click play and, after 10 seconds of playback, InqScribe automatically pauses for 5 seconds, then it starts the playback again; then, after other 10 seconds it pauses again for 5 seconds, and so on, looping this process until I manually click stop or pause. (The values in seconds are given only for example: I imagine that they would be customizable through…

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                                under review  ·  1 comment  ·  shortcuts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow for <--Comments--> in the transcript

                                Add the ability to type in info, like the name of the current speaker, or scene numbers in a way that will be ignored when you export the XML. For example, in HTML, <--you simply bracket the comment like this-->.

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                                  0 comments  ·  import/export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • find... box

                                  anyway to have the "find" box stay up while interacting with the transcript?

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thanks for writing in the suggestion. InqScribe does have a “find” box (select “Edit > Find”), but, you’re right, it does not stay present while interacting with the transcript. We’ll look into changing this for a future update.

                                  • sound effects

                                    more options on the sounds effects would really help out for transcription. Especially for hard to hear speakers. Such as being able to manipulate the bass and treble if needed or reduce the background noise.

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                                    • Add an optional AutoCorrect

                                      Add an AutoCorrect feauture, similar to those in mobile devices and word processors. Since some users type shorthand or use codes in their transcript, an ability to turn off this feature is essential.

                                      It would be great to have the following:
                                      - Automatically make every sentence start with a capital letter.
                                      - Include a system that recognizes frequently used words and names.

                                      41 votes
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                                      • New version for Final Cut X?

                                        Some of us have not jumped ship from being FCP 7 users and are loving life with Final Cut X. Is there an upgrade in the pipelines for us?

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                                          under review  ·  5 comments  ·  import/export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add password protection to .inq files

                                          We use this program for our research with human subjects. For security sake, add a password protection on files. Right now, I have to move the files into an encryption folder, then extract them when I want to use the file again. Adding encryption or password protection directly on the .inq files would be more efficient.

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