What would be an efficient workflow to process (de-rush) voice audio recordings?
These recordings could be recordings of interviews, lectures, classes… whatever.
The idea is to scrub through them as fast as possible, split them, annotate them, drill down them, in order to extract the most interesting part of their content. Often (as in interviews), much of the content is uninteresting and needs to be skipped (fast-forwarded).
I tried automatic transcription software (MacSpeech Scribe), which is interesting and works surprisingly well, but not well enough:
- oftentimes the audio quality of the recordings are not good enough for transcription to be accurate enough.
- even when phonetically accurate, the output of the transcription is very hard to read: no paragraph, no punctuation, wrong spelling, wrong grammar…
- even when the transcription is accurate, it still contains a lot of garbage, and the transcription still needs to be analyzed to extract the interesting part.
So automatic transcription doesn't help very much.
What I am envisioning is a tool that would allow me to vary the playing speed (not the pitch), split the audio into segments, annotate them (perhaps colorize them), and then produce a time-cued comment list.
Would Logic Pro X be useful for that? Or would Final Cut Pro be better adapted? Or yet another tool?
I tried Capo which can vary the playback speed, but is not very helpful for the rest. I tried Fission, which doesn't quite fit the bill either.
Obviously, I am a Mac user.
Secondarily, the comments would be dictated rather than typed. I believe Dragon Dictate could be used there (or Mac OS X dictation).
Thanks a lot