What is Line?
Rev's Line editor lets you start with a rough draft generated using Rev’s speech-recognition technology. Rev's other transcription editor, TC Editor, does not start with a rough draft. Most files start in TC Editor, not Line. As an agent, you will see Line files marked with a red L icon on the Find Work Page like this:
What do I need to do with this Line draft?
Please edit the draft and retype as needed to produce a polished transcript that accurately reflects the audio and which follows Rev’s style guidelines. ALWAYS listen all the way through to the end of the audio file to ensure that the final transcript is accurate and complete. Do NOT overly rely on the draft. Please:
- Transcribe what the draft did not accurately capture and retype as needed
- Attribute what is being said to the correct speaker
- Correct mishears and typos
- Correct punctuation, using standard U.S. punctuation rules
- Add inaudible and crosstalk tags with correct timestamps where appropriate
Which browser/device works best with Line?
Rev's software works best with the latest version of Google Chrome. Opera may be used as a backup browser as needed. Please use a computer with a keyboard or a laptop, not a mobile device nor tablet.
How can I play, pause and rewind the audio?
Select Tab to play and pause. To play the audio at the cursor location, select Esc. To rewind the audio, select Shift + Tab. (See 00:32 in the video above.)
How can I slow down the audio?
You can adjust the audio speeds in Playback Settings in the right-hand panel in Line. Click on the speed and move the slider to left to slow down, which is recommended for relistening to difficult audio. To speed up the audio, move the slider to the right, which is recommended for proofreading. (See 02:01 in the video above.)
How do I create/delete/edit a speaker label?
Select Enter twice to create a new speaker label. (See 01:03 in the video above.) To edit the speaker name, select the pencil icon, type the name and select Enter to save the changes. (See 01:11 in the video above.)
To delete a speaker label in the file, place your cursor at the start of the paragraph and select Backspace or Delete.
How can I correct the times at the start of a paragraph?
The automated times that appear above the text at the start of paragraphs cannot be adjusted. (See 01:13 in the video above.) Please do not try to fix these:
How can I enlarge the video?
Click on "Detach Video," then click on the top left corner of the detached video and drag it up to enlarge the video. This is helpful for reading small text on screen.
How can I add the correct times to notation tags?
Any notation tags in brackets in the file should contain correct timestamps. You can place your cursor after the word "inaudible" or "foreign language" or "crosstalk" and add the correct time, hour:minutes:seconds. For example, [inaudible] is incorrect. Please add the correct time where indiscernible speech starts. [inaudible 00:10:59] would be correct. (See 01:32 in the video above.)
Can I use ExpressScribe?
Line is not compatible with foot pedal software.