Are Analog Recordings a Thing of the Past

A business owner needs to keep a record of the data that moves in and out their office every day. Whether it is a meeting, a conference or a seminar, the data is stored in various formats so it can be perused at a later time. To keep an immaculate record of different types of data, businesspeople outsource their transcription services to professional companies. The quality of work done by the transcription company will depend partly on the quality of audio provided to them.

Until some time back, businesses recorded the proceeding of their meetings or conferences in analog format. But with innovative technology and superior knowledge of software, there are new and improved methods of recording audio so you can be sure that the transcribed version is also perfect. Nobody uses analog recordings much anymore because of the facilities provided with digital recordings. Analog recording, usually done through a tape/cassette, is not a very good idea when you have better options. Apart from capturing the background noises, the transcriptionist will have to work through the hiss produced by the tape. It might drown the sound of the speaker. You will not get precise audio with analog recording.

Going for digital recording is definitely beneficial for your company because you get high quality audio. You can keep the recording device quite near the speakers because it is small, lightweight and handy, and will not hinder the movements of the speaker. It will also enable you to get high quality recording and it makes the digital transcription perfect.

If your company has in its possession any old data that needs to be transcribed, then it can be done through transcribing/converting the tape. This work will help you protect the speeches delivered by veterans in the past. Tape transcription is indeed a difficult task because of the poor quality audio and disturbing background noises. The technician will take the recording, clean the background noises and transfer it into digital format. You can then save this digital recording or get it transcribed to be stored as word file or hard copy format.

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Beth Worthy is the Director of Operations for GMR Transcription Services, Inc an Orange County, California based company that has been providing accurate and affordable transcription services since 2004. GMR Transcription has worked with over 8,000 clients spanning myriad industries and prides itself on its customer service and quick turnaround time. Their services include audio transcription, video transcription, and digital transcription, as well as Spanish and Mandarin translation. Google +

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