Transcription Panel

The Transcription panel makes it easier to transcribe audio & video files. Depending on the length of your file, Automatic Transcription can take anywhere from 2 minutes to 1 hour to finish. Once you add automatic transcription, check scheduled tasks (View –> View Scheduled tasks) to see the progress of the transcription.



Transcription Tools

There are multiple tools available in the Transcription panel.

Top Panel Tools

After your transcript is produced, you can start redacting your audio, using the tools in the Top of the Transcription Panel.


To learn about these tools, we recommend reviewing Redacting Audio. That said, briefly stated:

  • Find Previous: click to find the previous instance of your search query in the transcript.
  • Find Next: click to find the next instance of your search query in the transcript.
  • Mute All Search Results: click to mute all search results matching your search query.
  • Bleep All Search Results:click to bleep all search results matching your search query.
  • Resample all Search Results: click to resample all search results matching your search query.
  • Whole Words Only: click to show only whole words of your search query in the transcript.
    • For example, if you searched the word “no” and enabled Whole Words Only, you might see 3 results (all of which would be the word no) instead of 7 results showing the 3 instances of no, notorious, knowledge, and know.
  • Case Sensitive: click to show only sentence case or lower case results for a word in your transcript.
  • Show Hide Low Confidence Transcription Words: click to see the estimated confidence level for each word in the transcript when you hover over it.
Bottom Tools


  • Increase/Decrease font size: Click to adjust the size of the font of your transcript in the Transcription panel.
  • Show/Hide speakers: Click to hide indicators showing a person has spoken in your transcript.
  • Auto Transcribe: click to automatically transcribe your audio. This shortcut provides the same functionality as the green Auto Transcribe button in the Transcription Panel.
  • Attach Transcription File: click to add an outside transcript to the CaseGuard File.
  • Translation: click to translate your transcript into another target language.
  • Burn Captions to File: captions are lines of text synced with a video that are generally used for closed captioning. Click to add captions from your transcript  file.
Using Automatic Transcription

Before you start transcribing audio, CaseGuard will prompt you to enter information about your audio file in a popup before getting started.

You will be prompted to provide the following information:

  1. Spoken language: the language the speakers are communicating in.
  2. Speakers Identification: Speakers identification works to label the individual speakers in the audio file and helps make sure they’re identified correctly. Select Yes if you want CaseGuard to identify different speakers.
  3. Number of Speakers: the number of speakers in the audio. If there are more speakers in the audio than 10, multiple speakers will be labeled as a single speaker.
  4. Detect & Transcribe Multiple Languages: Optionally, you can choose to detect and transcribe multiple languages when editing your audio and video files. For reference, CaseGuard Studio supports 37 languages for transcription, in addition to 54 languages for translation.
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