Friday, September 14, 2007

Speed Controls

Most transcribing equipment lets the transcriptionist adjust the playback speed to a more comfortable level. When using tapes, this can result in a raising or lowering of pitch, the same way popular songs were once recorded by a group called The Chipmunks. With a digital dictation system, there is no distortion of pitch.
Doctors sometimes make the mistake of thinking that they should dictate as quickly as they can and let the transcriptionist use a speed control to catch up with them. What they don't realize is that the faster a person speaks, the more likely he is to swallow certain sounds and become unintelligible. No speed control will be able to
remedy that situation.

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