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  Digital Transcription

Digital Transcription is an extremely specialized form of transcriptioning that is increasingly making its presence felt, off late. It refers to the recording of spoken word into digital recording device. Earlier, the recordings were in the non-digital forms like VHS and audio cassettes. These storage devices were limited in their capacity. Later, digital formats were released which enabled us to stash formerly impossible amounts of data into a small disc of 4.5” diameter. The transcription industry was definitely one of the biggest beneficiaries of the digital revolution. CDs, DVDs, Mini CDs and now we see the advent of the digital voice recorders that can record a whopping 150 hours of uninterrupted audio content. A digital voice recorder has become a must for every company that depends heavily upon transcripts of their board meetings, interviews, telephonic conversations, market research based focus groups etc. Considering the user profile and the utility demands, the companies are also stuffing their voice recorders with all the latest features along with the mandatory bells and whistles. Data transfer is enabled through data cables while some also provide it through Bluetooth. The audio files are simply transferred to the computer and then sent for transcriptioning either to an upload link of the offshore transcription company or through email. The company does the transcription work through its employees and then sends back the transcripts, again through email or some upload link of the company.

We have kept track of the growth of this sector, as for every new sector in transcriptioning. Though we are a general transcription company that has been in business since many years, we are still on the lookout for newer heights to conquer and newer terrains to surmount. Our young team of transcriptionists ,coupled with the able guidance of our seasoned management, have took it upon themselves to explore this exciting area of digital transcription. And we have already built up a neat reputation for ourselves vis-à-vis digital transcription. Our clients include the new age, tech savvy businesses who are always on the fast track and ride the digital wave with ease. Their trust in us emanates from the matching vibes we have with them with respect to instant service delivery and taintless quality. At the same time, we have taken upon the mantle of initiating some of our clients into the field of digital transcription. To sum it up, we have truly outpaced the digital transcription revolution by staying one step ahead of this new wave.

Our company may be living the digital dream, but we have a legacy of quality transcriptioning to live up to. For us, some factors are immutable whether we are transcribing digital files or some magnetic tape from yesteryears. These factors are:

(1)Quality: Our company has given topmost priority to quality of transcripts. We know that as long as we deliver on quality, our brand name will continue to be our best advertisement. Accuracy of transcription, requirement fulfillment, additional services like free time stamping etc. are some of the parameters we have been able to rank highly on. Our existing clients are our best votaries and their unflinching support shows that our claims on quality have indubitable merit.

(2)Cost: We are an outsourced transcription company. This fact speaks for itself on all cost benefit concerns. Our prices do not come from cutting down on quality. We would rather have a costlier service than sell stuff that resembles peddled perfumes in quality. Thankfully, we don’t need to jack up our prices. Neither do we need to corner the extra benefits of outsourcing as some companies do. The benefits of outsourcing our services are COMPLETELY passed on to our clients. The result: some of our clients pay just one-fifth of what they paid to earlier service providers. Needless to say, these clients have stuck with us to continue enjoying the virtual free lunch in terms of transcriptioning services.

(3)Speed: Speed is another major criterion we strive to maintain our clean record on. Our services have been categorized as Category A,B or C depending upon quality of recording. Once we settle the case of category of recording with our client and the deadline, we see to it that we finish the transcription before time. Some clients may want to get the transcriptions done immediately. For them we have the Rush TAT service. Interested clients can get their transcriptions done within 12 to 24 hours of submission of recordings, for a nominally higher price. Others opting for Standard TAT can still get their transcriptions within 24 to 48 hours, but without the need to pay any extra amount.

(4)Data Security:
Last but not the least, comes the data security of your recordings. We attach great value to the security of your data and to that effect we have taken some strong security measures. These measures have been derived from the guidelines of HL7 EHR Security and Privacy Issues and JCAHO. So rest assured that your data is in safe hands.

To clear all your doubts and questions about our services, we strongly recommend you to upload a sample audio file for free transcription as a trial offer. Upload your file to the following link:


Time Stamping/Coding
Time Stamping is a critical requirement in transcription documentation needs. According to the customer specification, we satisfy different time stamping standards.

Frequency of time coding,
Audio time code style,
Subjective time stamping etc.

How much it Costs? 10 USD to 12 Per Hour!   

Price is very competitive at iSource. We charge 10 USD to 12 per hour depending on the Audio Classification category . We operate our exclusive delivery facility from India apart from our California office. Our pricing and Turn Around Time advantages are appreciated by all of our customers. Our pricing method is one of the best in the industry.

How do we do the Audio Classification?   

We classify the Audio source by following categories.

Category - A

One on One Interview/Speech Lectures/Oral History/Web Conferences

Professionally Recorded

Broadcast ready recordings

No Background noise

Neutral Accent

Standard Turnaround

No Time Stamping

Standard Formatting specifications

Verbatim Transcription

Category - B

Group Discussions, Focus Group Sessions, Telephone Recordings, Work Place Interviews, Open air Recordings, Court Depositions

Multiple Speakers

Technical Subject Matter

Recordings with background noise

Recordings with improper mike attachment

Recorded with Armature Recording devices

Standard Time Stamping

ESL Speakers (English as Second Language)

Client Specific Formatting

Subjective Transcription

Category - C

Multiple speakers with indiscernible voice overlapping

Constant Background noise or music

Tough Foreign Accent

Detective Recordings

Extraordinary Formatting specifications (MS Excel, web browser based applications)

Here is how Cost Estimate done!   

We charge 10 USD to 12 per hour depending on the category of Audio. Our rates are calculated according to the effort involved for each category.

Bulk Discounts

We offer significant cost savings up to 10 to 15% for bulk work. Customers with good volume and consistency can avail this offer.

Here is how Effort Estimation done!

In general Category - A should take 4 to 5 Hours of effort to transcribe, proofread and edit, besides final Quality Check.

Category - B should take 5 to 6 Hours of effort to transcribe, proofread and edit, besides final Quality Check.

How you can get free Trail done?    

Final pricing is arrived by a No Obligation Trial. You can upload trial audio at

How to outsource Non Digital - Tapes, VHS, Micro Cassettes?    

We handle variety of Standard Tapes, Micro cassettes, MiniDVs, and VHS. We are experts in converting all types of non digital source audio/video into digital. Converted digital files are then sent for transcription. Extra charges are applicable for non digital to digital conversion.

How do we accept payment?    

Paying for service has never been so easy. At iSource, We accept all the familiar and easy payment

Credit Card

You can pay at our website upon receiving Invoice from us. We accept all major credit cards.

If you use our service regularly, you can authorize us to process payment from your credit card. We will require your Card #, Name that the card is registered to, and Expiry date.

Pay Check

You can post pay checks to our California office. Scanned copy of the pay check should be emailed to us for our records.


We accept PayPal.

File types we accept...    

Preferable digital format is MP3.

We accept all the familiar audio and video types. It is always better to let us know what recording device and model is used to record. It will help us to use appropriate software to play and transcribe.

Upload Instructions    

Our system can handle up to 1 GB at a time. But, it is advisable to limit between 100 to 150 MB per file. We recommend compressing using any zip applications and upload into our file server.

How to record interview and other sessions? Here is a complete

Getting quality transcription document practically finding its roots from recording it with best possible methods. Here is a best recording guideline resource.

more about How to Record Interview

Notations and Format   

Unless until specified, we follow the below standard notations and document rules:

We transcribe verbatim. We type whatever heard including umms.. ahhs and pauses
Doubtful words will be marked (?) in the beginning and end part of the doubtful sentence
Times New Roman will be used as standard font
One to one interviews transcribed as question and answer format without identifying names
Indiscernible parts of audio are marked as (Indiscernible) in the transcript.
Time coding/Stamping done only upon request.
Nouns and Proper Nouns will be transcribed to the best of judgment, it is denoted by first letter in capital
We follow standard US spelling and style.

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   Medical transcription service

How do we get the Physician dictations sent to us?

Digital Recorders

Upon singing for our medical transcription services, we provide Olympus Digital Dictations machines to our customers. We also work with various familiar dictation machines held and used by customers. Recorded dictations are then sent to us using our online browser based facility. It is user friendly and boundary less, you can just use Internet explorer, no other software to install and mange.

Toll Free Dictation

Scenarios of Reality Footage You have footage of a chef preparing a dish in a very busy kitchen studio. He is conversing with the staff, preparing dishes, talking to his personnel, etc. You are shooting a reality TV show and want the 'non-interview' part of the material transcribed. We are specialists in B-Roll transcription and we consistently attempt to identify each person speaking and transcribe brief descriptions of what is happening. The descriptions are general and it gives the reader of the transcript an idea of what is happening. Note: This is not B-Roll Logging service. Irrelevant audios like the video production crew interacting about technical occurrences will not be transcribed Example: 'Lights On' 'Move that light over here.' or 'Ok, let see if we can get the air conditioner turned off.')

  Medical Transcription Services Bulk Discounts:

Our medical transcription services offer significant cost savings up to 10 to 15% for bulk work. Customers with good volume and consistency can avail this offer. For example, more than 200 patient reports per day and at least 4 days a week.

Online Archival

Our HIPAA compliant and secured online medical transcriptions services facility lets you to access Transcripts anytime anywhere. Transcripts are made available for 12 months in our Archival systems. This facility comes with convenient search options to retrieve patient reports you are looking for. Our organization is an active participant in HL7 EHR Security and Privacy Issues.

8 to 12 cents per 65C line

Medical transcription services price is very competitive at Transcription Star. We charge 8.5 to 10 cents per 65 character lines including space. Price variations are subject to Practice, Volume and consistency. We operate our exclusive delivery facility from India apart from our California office. Our pricing and Turn Around Time advantages are appreciated by all of our customers. Our pricing method is one of the best in the industry. We don't charge for Macros used in dictations subject to 15% of the total transcription volume.

  Billing Rate and Verification for medical transcription services

iSource medical transcription services billing policy is transparent and there is no hidden element in it. It is possible, if you get five different quotations from various vendors for medical transcription services, you would need a team of accountants to review the numerous variables to compare bottom line cost or savings.

As 30 odd of our customers enjoy our medical transcription service competitive rates, quality and impressive TAT (Turn Around Time), we welcome you to submit your interest by giving us the below details. Our response time for your medical transcription needs are instant and You will receive our medical transcription price quote immediately email followed with Phone call on request. You may also speak to a member of sales staff now, call us at Fill out the medical transcription services form below and click 'Submit'. You will receive our price for medical transcription service by e-mail or phone from a member of our sales staff. If you would rather speak to a member of our sales staff now, call us at 412-357-1389.

  Medical transcription services cost stimation

We charge 10 USD to 12 USD per hour depending on the category of Audio. Our medical transcription services rates are calculated according to the effort involved for each category.