Audio Transcriber: Overview

Modified on Fri, 19 May 2023 at 03:10 PM

Faster Lawcademy: Video Tutorial 6.4.2
The following is a video tutorial.  For the best experience, click the "Full Screen" button while watching this video.


This video will show you how to use Faster Suite’s transcription feature.

This feature can be used to record and transcribe any conversation that runs through any microphone or speaker connected to your computer.  For example, you could use it to record a VOIP phone call or set up a microphone to record an in-person meeting.  Either way, Faster Suite will record the audio and create a text transcription of everything that anyone says.

One important thing to note is that Faster Suite will actually recognize different speakers, so not only will you have a record of what was said, you’ll also know who said it.

To get started, click on “New” on the Faster Ribbon, then click on "Transcription".  Faster Suite will begin recording everything that’s being said.
If at any point you want to pause recording, just click the "Off the Record" button.  You can also use this button to pause and edit your transcription by entering a subject line, as well as a description or notes.  To end the recording, just click "Next".

Now you will choose what matter this transcription relates to.  Simply filter your matters with the text box, click the checkbox next to the appropriate matter, then click "Next".

On this screen you’ll see the progress on your transcription as well as a timer to let you know about how long the transcription will take.  Generally, transcription will take about one minute for every minute of audio.

When the transcription is finished, you will have the option to open the transcription, listen to the audio, or view the files.

If you click "View Files", you will see that Faster Suite has created a folder in your matter folder called "Audio Transcriptions" and created an audio file as well as a word document.  Both of these files are named with the time and date and the subject line that we entered.

If you open the word document, you can see your subject and notes at the top, followed by everything that was said while you were recording.

You’ll notice that Faster Suite was able to tell when different people were talking and labeled them starting with Speaker 0.

You may also notice that some parts of some people's sentences are cut out.  The transcription depends on the quality of the audio, so if your audio quality is poor or too quiet, Faster Suite might not be able to recognize everything being said.  If the transcription is ever difficult to read, you can always open the audio file and listen to the conversation instead.  The time stamps on the left side of the transcription will tell you where in the audio file to listen for parts that the transcription may have missed.

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