07 – Start transcribing

Why do you need this?

Because here you learn how to link your transcript with your audio/video. This will make it easier to replay your audio/video, so you can analyse it in more detail.

(02:26 min)

Start transcribing

  1. Create a line before ‘@End’
  2. Highlight a section of the audio in the waveform by using the mouse. Listen to it again by selecting ⌘/ctrl  and clicking on the highlighted area.
  3. Adjust the length of the highlighted section by selecting Shift and clicking to the left or right of the highlighted section. Clicking outside the original selection expands the selection, clicking inside the selection shortens it.
  4. Link the highlighted section to the transcript (make a bullet): you either click on the button to the left of the waveform display (·S), or use the shortcut cmd+i / ctrl+i (Insert bullet), to add a bullet point.
  5. Generate a speaker ID in the left margin, either manually or (better) with the following shortcuts: cmd+1, cmd+2, cmd+3, etc. (ctrl+1 etc. for Windows). Click on “Tiers” to see which shortcut applies to which speaker.
  6. Transcribe the audio

Once a bullet has been added to the transcript, you can ‘cmd + click’ on it to play the linked video/audio section.

♣♣ Triple-click a bullet to highlight the corresponding section of the waveform display. This is also what you do when you resume transcription after a break, where you have saved, closed and reopened the file. ♣♣



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01 – Download & Install CLAN
02 – Prepare your files
03 – Create a CLAN file
04 – Setup the CLAN file
05 – Play your video/audio (F5)
06 – Play your video/audio (Sonic Mode)
07 – Start transcribing
08 – Start transcribing (New Lines)
09 – Special Characters
10 – Special Characters (Overlap)
11 – Dependent Tiers
12 – Preferences (Autosave)