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  1. 19 votes
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    0 comments  ·  media support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    While InqScribe can read and control digital media files saved on a data DVD disc, it does not currently support the DVD format. We will consider DVD support for a future release of InqScribe.

    In the meantime, we recommend a workaround that involves converting your DVD to a standard media file. There are a number of free options for Windows and Mac, such as Handbrake, that will create an InqScribe-friendly MPEG4 video file from your DVD. Once you’ve converted your media to MPEG4, simply locate the file through InqScribe’s “Select Media Source…” dialog.

  2. discontinuous timecode support

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

    19 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

  3. to have inqscribe to recognize tc on mp3 files

    It will be nice if inqscribe could recognise ID3 TC in mp3 files embedded on the metadata. MP3 are smaller and have a fast download /upload time.

    18 votes
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    4 comments  ·  time code  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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-->.

    16 votes
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  5. Save subtitle settings

    It would be helpful if you could save and load your subtitled settings instead of having to re-input them every time. Especially great when subtitling hundreds of MOV's with the same width/height!

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    under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Subtitles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Add an extra export option to make it compatible with MAXQDA.

    It needs rtf files with the timestamp at the end. MAXQDA recommend using F4 from audiotranskritpion.de, but I prefer inqscribe.

    15 votes
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    2 comments  ·  import/export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    15 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Transcripts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Batch export

    Add the ability to export to a certain format several Inqscribe files at once. Exporting a whole card full of Inqscribe transcripts one by one takes FOREVER.

    14 votes
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    under review  ·  4 comments  ·  import/export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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…

    14 votes
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    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  media support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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…

    14 votes
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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  shortcuts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.

    14 votes
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  12. add a snippets counter, so you can see how many lines a characters has.

    If you translate a script with different characters, you always want to know have many lines a certain actors has for planing your studio time. so it would be great if you could add a "snippets line counter" under the "Transcript" menu, and also be able to choose the line count of different snippets.

    12 votes
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  13. Scroll text up/down several lines when cursor reaches bottom/top of the text area

    Look at what happens in OpenOffice Writer. When the cursor reaches the top or the bottom of the text area (moving it with the up and down arrow keys or simply typing lines of text downwards) the block cursor+text is scrolled down or up (respectively) to "reposition" the used part of the text area near the vertical center of the window. This is very useful when typing, for example, because prevents the user typing all the time at the bottom of the window. Part of this behaviour (i.e. when typing at the bottom of the text area, and not when…

    12 votes
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  14. 11 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Transcripts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for writing in the request! We don’t currently support automatic timecodes every xx seconds because words would get jumbled, coming out like th[00:00:11.11]is. So, your suggestion could provide a neat solution. We will consider it for a future InqScribe update.

    Note that you can lay down timecodes every xx seconds before you start typing. Read how in our Knowledge Base: http://support.inqscribe.com/knowledgebase/articles/22885-can-i-automatically-insert-a-timecode-in-a-series

    We also offer some general timecode insertion tips here: http://support.inqscribe.com/knowledgebase/articles/171934-can-i-automatically-insert-timecodes-at-regular-ti

  15. 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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  16. add live statistics of transcription progress

    I need to be motivated! 50 hours of audio to transcribe leaves me a bit overwhelmed. It would be great to have an optional window that shows things like my current # words transcribed per minute, my total # transcribed words and # minutes completed so far today, and other days this week (and the record to beat!), and a monthly progress chart. This should be really simple to implement, but could really make a difference in my work awareness and motivation.

    9 votes
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  17. Add standard TimeCode format support on insert

    In understand the reasoning for using a . before frames when inserting timecode rather than a ; ... but it breaks the ability to import text files created in inqscribe into programs like ProTools.

    Would be great to have that be customizable, so that the timecode format was selectable - allowing you to use all colons (even before frames) or all semi-colons, etc.

    8 votes
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    under review  ·  6 comments  ·  time code  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Overlapping Timecode search

    Having overlapping timecodes in the transcript will trigger an error when opening the XML in Final Cut Pro. Then you have to go back and painstakingly look for the error. Have InqScribe highlight the timecode if the next timecode you add isn't at least 1 frame later.

    8 votes
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  19. find... box

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

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    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.

  20. 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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