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.
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?
Please use the latest version of Google Chrome. Firefox 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 do I create a new speaker?
Select Enter twice to create a new speaker. To edit the speaker name, select the pencil icon, type the name and then Enter to save the changes. 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 automated time at the start of a paragraph?
The automated timecodes seen at the start of paragraphs that appear above the text cannot be adjusted. However, any notation tags in brackets in the file should contain correct timestamps. For example, [inaudible] is incorrect. Add correct times where indiscernible speech starts, hour:minutes:seconds, such as [inaudible 00:10:59].
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.
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.
Can I use ExpressScribe?
Line is not compatible with foot pedal software.