If you’ve ever transcribed many video files you’ve probably come across one that started at a number other than 00:00:00 on the burned-in timestamp. When a video file has its own embedded time code that doesn’t start at zero–and who has time to manually type in time codes–you can easily alter the beginning video time to match the embedded elapsed time.
While working on the Transcribe Anywhere course, I was getting ready to try time coding with a video with a start time of 09:05:09, but the starting time on Express Scribe was, of course, 00:00:00. So inserting any time codes automatically would not match up with the actual elapsed time on the original video. And entering the time codes manually would be REALLY time-consuming.
After a little hunting in the Express Scribe menus, I found a simple way to delay the header time to match the elapsed video time.
- Select your video file in Express Scribe by clicking on it once.
- Go to File > Dictation Information
- For “Time Offset” enter the beginning video time (e.g., 09:05:08)
- Click OK.
Now you will notice that the time on the Express Scribe header matches that of the video. You’re done!
Have you found any other shortcuts in Express Scribe?