Using the Voice Recorders and Transcribing
STEP 1 - Use the Voice Recorder to Record your Interview
|Operation Instructions (Click on a recorder to view userguide)
STEP 2 - Download the interview file from the Voice Recorder
- Turn the Voice Recorder on. Plug it into a USB port at the front of the PC. To plug it in, you will need to separate the recorder into 2 parts. Pull the top right hand corner of the recorder away from the battery pack part of the recorder.
- To see the contents of your recorder, you will need to “open” it. It will appear as “Removable Disk (E:)” in My Computer. (Start>My Computer>Removable Disk (E:)). Double-click on it to open it.
- When you open it, you will see 5 folders that start w/”DSS”. Your file is probably in the folder titled “DSS_FLDA”. When you open it, you should see a bunch of files. Your recorded files have the “.wma” extension.
- Drag-and-drop these .wma files to the desktop of your computer. You can now re-name them as you would any other file. Make sure to keep the .wma file extension.
STEP 3 - Disconnect the Voice Recorder
- In the task bar at the bottom of the screen, you will see a "remove hardware" icon. Right-click on it.
- Select "Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device-Drive(E:)"
- When you see the message that it's safe to remove the hardware, you can disconnect the voice recorder from the pc.
STEP 4 - Transcribe your audio file
Use ExpressScribe to transcribe. It can be downloaded to your own computer and does not require a foot pedal.
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- Oct 12, 2012