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Digital Audio Recorders versus Tape Recorders: Why You Should Go Digital!

For many years, analogue recording systems, particularly tape recorders, were the only options available to anybody wishing to commission a transcript of their interview, focus group, conference or dictation. In recent times, however, digital recorders have quickly overtaken tape recorders … Continue reading

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Recording Focus Groups? A Few Tips for Great Audio!

Researchers and facilitators know the importance of capturing great audio from group discussions and focus groups because often robust analysis stems from original high quality sound recordings. Without great audio, evidence and precise findings are often difficult to extrapolate. When … Continue reading

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My Brand New Philips DPM 8000 Dictaphone Has Arrived!

The Philips DPM 8000 Dictaphone Series has arrived with a bang and continues delivering! When I got a glimpse of the new Philips DPM 8000 digital pocket memo through promotional photos I thought, “Hmmm, really nice styling, but I wonder … Continue reading

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How to change audio format setting from .ds2 to .dss on the Olympus DS-7000 and DS-5000

There are many reasons why you might need to change the audio format default setting on your Olympus DS-7000 digital dictation recorder. The default setting for both the DS-5000 and the DS-7000 is .ds2, which is the most recent version … Continue reading

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Conducting academic research? You need an experienced transcription company on board.

There are many transcription formats and templates that are used across a wide variety of professions as a part of everyday specialised work. Many medical, legal, media and finance companies have their own in-house templates which they require transcriptionists to … Continue reading

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What is Remote Captioning and how is it helpful for students who are Deaf or hard of hearing?

The wonders of technology! There are just so many advances in the dictation and transcription industry which are making more experiences more accessible to people with a variety of disabilities. Take remote captioning for students. We now have technology in … Continue reading

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Tips for Recording Telephone Interviews

Recording telephone interviews can be a tricky business, but by following a few simple tips and tweaking some of the things you are doing, you can get much better audio quality for playback and transcription. Typically telephone interviews are conducted … Continue reading

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Welcome to Pacific Transcription’s new Blog site!

Pacific Transcription is a company dedicated to delivering the best possible quality transcripts across a variety of professional areas, and we pride ourselves on providing a highly flexible and efficient service which considers and responds to the individual needs of … Continue reading

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