foot pedal : Computer Hardware Buyers’ Glossary

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A foot pedal is invaluable for doing transcriptions of audio or video recordings by letting your hands do nothing but the transcription typing. In contrast, mouse controlled software takes your hands off the keyboard. Using the keyboard to control the audio may confuse the editor program you are typing into. You use software such as Transcription Buddy to monitor the foot pedal and play the audio in a number of possible formats for you and stop, start, rewind and fast forward it for you. It is amazing how fast transcription goes with the foot pedal.

Installation is as snap. You just plug the foot pedal into a free USB (Universal Serial Bus) port.

What to Look For In A Foot Pedal

foot pedal

Care and Feeding

My first introduction to foot pedals was not successful. The separate small light foot pedals for the Kinesis keyboard would not stay put. I could not find them with my feet. I had much more success with the much heavier Olympus unit for transcription. However, the drivers did not work with my new Windows 7 OS (Operating System).

Tips

Windows Media player is not designed to work with any foot pedal to control it. You would need transcription software that can display various media formats.

Shopping

electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Infinity USB Digital Foot Control with Computer plug (IN-USB2)to electronic home
asin B002MY6I7G
Claims to be the best-selling foot pedal. Weighs 2.3 pounds. spec.
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electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Universal USB Transcription Foot Pedalto electronic home
asin B01AYKUAPK
This product is not in stock at any of the Amazon stores. 3 pedals. Works with Express Scribe Pro.
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electronic product image recommend electronic⇒Olympus RS31 Foot Switch for PCto electronic home
asin B00A2X5JCO
4 pedals. Very solid. Olympus has a history of dropping models and not providing drivers for new OSes. specs.
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electronic product image recommend electronic⇒AltoEdge USB Transcription Foot Pedalto electronic home
asin B0057Z5WF6
3 pedals. Works with the free version of Express Scribe. Works on PC and Mac. Works on XP through Windows 8, presumably Windows 10 too. Weighs 2.3 pounds. specs.
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AltoEdge: source of foot pedals
contact cleaning
downloading video
Express Scribe: transcription software
FTW Transcriber: transcription software
NCH: source of foot pedals and free software
Olympus foot pedals
Philips foot pedals
transcription
TranscriptionGear: source of foot pedals
USB
VEC foot pedals
WavePlayer foot pedals
WavePlayer: transcription software

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