1.1 Overview

InqScribe provides a flexible environment for annotating, transcribing, and analyzing digital media files.

InqScribe supports a wide range of audio and video formats. It is designed to streamline the process of annotation (as well as literal transcription) and allows the user to link comments to specific time points within the media itself.

Each InqScribe document links a specific media source -- a QuickTime file, a WAV file, a DV tape, or some other representation of a recorded event -- with a transcript created by the user.

The user can insert timecodes -- representations of specific time points within the media -- into the transcript at any point. The timecodes can either by entered manually, by typing a specific time, or automatically: the user can press a single key and InqScribe will automatically enter the current playback time.

The transcript is presented as a single, large text field, giving the user control over how notes and transcripts are organized. For users who work with more structured transcript formats, InqScribe can export transcripts in a variety of ways.

InqScribe also sports a full-feature remote control panel to give the user complete control over the playback of the media. Any of the remote control commands can also be mapped to user-customizable keyboard shortcuts. This makes InqScribe a very efficient platform for transcription work.

Finally, InqScribe lets you easily export your transcript in a variety of formats, including tab-delimited and xml formats, that can easily be read by other applications.

Tip: If you are new to InqScribe and just want to get started, we recommend the Quick Start page. Otherwise, use the Table of Contents to navigate to sections of interest.