How to use the Speech Interface

FAB Subtitler LIVE Version supports a “Speech interface” which is integrated in the subtitle file window. The main advantage of the new speech interface is that subtitles prepared in advance in a subtitle file can be transmitted from the same window where spoken text is dictated and transmitted.

To use the new speech interface open a subtitle file and then you can switch between the subtitle file editor and the speech interface in the active window by selecting News / Speech Interface.

In the speech window the following functionality can be used:

  • Dictate into the speech interface edit window using any speech recognition software or by using a live transcription cloud service. FAB Subtitler supports multiple live transcription cloud services as described here: Using the transcription functionality in FAB Subtitler
  • In Automatic mode the spoken text is transmitted automatically. In Manual mode the spoken text is first displayed in the edit window and can be corrected. By pressing ENTER the text is transmitted.
  • To transmit subtitles from the subtitle file use the keys INS / DEL / ENTER on the numeric keypad. NUM INS transmits a subtitle, NUM DEL deletes the subtitle from the screen and NUM ENTER transmits a subtitle with automatic duration.

To use the speech recognition software that is installed locally on the PC you will have to:

  • Open the speech recognition software
  • Activate the speech recognition (microphone)
  • Dictate directly into FAB Subtitler application (the cursor must be in the speech interface edit window)

To use a live transcription cloud service you will have to:

  • Click on News / Transcribe from microphone. Then all audio from the microphone will be sent by FAB Subtitler to the live transcription cloud service and the transcribed text will appear in the Speech interface window

If the option “Always append recognized text at the end of the editor” is turned on and the text is inserted at the cursor instead at the end of the editor, then please check how to interface with FAB Subtitler Speech Interface

You will also find many other self explanatory settings for the Speech interface in Options: