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|Synchronize audio and text during ITC playback|
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Synchronize audio and text during ITC playback
When the First Draft back-end speech recognition service is used, the MT can use synchronous playback of audio and text. When used, the text cursor automatically progresses through the text as audio playback occurs (controlled by the foot pedal or Keyboard Shortcuts). Likewise, when the MT repositions the cursor by selecting a word anywhere in the First Draft text, the audio is automatically repositioned. This feature is very dynamic and includes multiple options. These options will be described below. Editing with synchronization is considered to be an advanced editing feature and should only be attempted by experienced editors, or those who have mastered use of keyboard shortcuts and editing best practices.
Primary advantages to effective use of synchronization include the following:
Synchronization has two main functions:
Effective use of synchronization can help you stay more relaxed while editing and avoids the use of extra keystrokes chasing the audio with your cursor. This, in turn, means you will be more relaxed and less tired when editing. Effective use of Synchronization is an advanced skill. When used correctly, it is an extremely powerful tool. When used incorrectly, or with less than ideal understanding, it can be frustrating for an inexperienced editor. Please discuss this technique with our FD team via the Support desk if you have any questions.
This feature can be toggled (off and on) on the fly by pressing the F12 key or Ctrl + Spacebar. When you need to make an edit, disconnect sync using the left or right arrow keys. Make the edit and then re-sync using the shortcut Ctrl + Spacebar or F12. This allows you to edit with a steady rhythm of editing and playback simultaneously. The default behavior is controlled by a checkbox on the General tab of the User Settings page accessed from the settings menu of the main window or by pressing the F10 key. Default setting for new users is OFF. Generally, optimal results are achieved with this feature if it is set to be off by default and is then toggled on and off with keystrokes during the editing process. Details will be explained below.
Synchronize Audio to Cursor Position with Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Spacebar is another aspect of the synchronization feature. This allows you to connect the audio position with your cursor position, as opposed to connecting the cursor position to the audio position which is the default synchronization behavior. This can be used if your cursor is located somewhere in the document for an edit and you want to synchronize the audio with it in order to verify content. It is recommended that editors focus on basic understanding and use of synchronization before tackling this feature.
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