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  • Dragon® Dictate for Mac® now includes the powerful capability to accurately transcribe an audio file of any single speaker’s voice from podcasts or pre-recorded audio files. Great for transcribing college lectures, interviews, recorded notes…and more! You now get accurate and fast speech recognition, plus versatile transcription capabilities all in one.

     

    Dragon® Dictate for Mac® is the ultimate productivity tool that enables you to save time and get more done. Dictate, edit, transcribe and control your computer all by using your voice. Dragon’s accurate speech recognition, customizable capabilities, easy-to-use interface and full transcription flexibility means you get more done — at home, school or work — quickly and accurately.

     






     

     

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    Detailed Description
    (Manufacturer # 8117217 )

    Target Market

    Mac users who want to be more productive and use their voice to command their computer; ideal for writers and bloggers, creative professionals, high school and college students, journalists, business people, home users, educators, and many others. We are targeting:

     

    ·New users to Dragon Dictate for Mac

    ·Upgrade users of Dragon Dictate for Mac, v3 (and earlier) or MacSpeech Scribe



    In addition, Dragon Dictate for Mac, v4 targets users who have a need for powerful, accurate transcription capabilities from any audio source. Users and use cases can include:





    Writers/Authors/Bloggers/Content Creators

    For personal audio transcription

    ·Compose content while away from the computer using a recording device to capture content from your own voice or from other single speaker to transcribe later.

    ·Also transcribe recorded speech audio from the Internet, such as podcasts.





    Educators and Students

    For transcription of lectures and presentations either by the speaker or by another individual. Examples may include:

    ·Professors who want to make transcriptions of their lectures readily available to students without having to manually transcribe the results

    ·Teaching Assistants, some of whom may need to transcribe recordings of multiple professors’ lectures.

    ·Students who record their professors’ lectures and transcribe them.





    Academic Researchers

    For transcription of recorded audio data gathered during interviews or from the Internet, such as podcasts.





    Field workers such as Insurance, Law Enforcement, Social Services and Military Personnel

    For note taking and report writing in the field – anyone who is away from the desk or computer but needs to capture information from one or more sources. Examples may include:

    ·Claims Adjustors for insurance companies who will use a digital voice recorder or smartphone to record notes and/or compose text for use in reports.

    ·Police officers or social services workers who need to quickly capture information for report writing, taking notes or writing “on scene” reports.





    Video Producers

    For transcribing the audio portion of a video of a single speaker to produce, for example:

    ·Text for subtitles.

    ·A transcript for the purposes of searching content or pulling out keywords for metadata.



    What’s New?



    Powerful transcription. More control. More accurate. Faster.

    Powerful transcription

    • Accurately transcribe an audio file of any single speaker’s voice from podcasts or pre-recorded audio files.

    • Create transcription-only profiles to accurately transcribe based on recorded sources instead of requiring a live source.

    • Only a 90 second audio clip is required to create a profile for the speaker

    • Great for college lectures, interviews, business users with recorded notes…and more!

    • Transcribe from many different formats, including .mp3 audio files

    • In addition to .aif .aiff .wav .mp4 .m4a .m4v

    • Multiple transcription sources allowed within a profile so one user can easily manage different recordings

    • Expanded profile capability to allow multiple transcription sources per profile, making it even easier for one user to transition back and forth from personal dictation to one or more transcription files within the same project.

    • Not only can you easily transcribe your own voice memos from a smartphone or portable voice recorder into text, but you can seamlessly mix and match transcribing from other recording sources

    • You can keep all the customization and vocabulary from your profile without having to switch out to a different profile

    More control

    • Compose and reply to emails in Gmail using full text controls, doing dictation and editing natively without having to transfer any text

    • In Safari and Firefox, use voice commands to control your Gmail inbox, giving you even more voice capability within popular applications

    • Use your voice to click on any visible link

    • User your voice to open emails

    • Mix talking and typing with Full Text Control in Apple Pages 4.3

     

    More accurate and faster

    Higher performance with drastically reduced latency and faster editing with pure 64-bit application and improved memory management capabilities

    Improved accuracy over version 3.x, with optimization for latest speech recognition technology. 

    Best Match V technology





    Key Benefits 



    Flexible voice commands

    With just your voice, create and edit documents in Apple® Pages® 4.3, compose and manage email in Gmail™, surf and search the Web and update your Facebook and Twitter status, to get things done quickly.

    Smart Format Rules automatically adapt to how you want abbreviations, numbers and more

    to appear, so you don’t have to correct it every time.

    Easily create custom word lists and macros for frequently used text, giving you the flexibility to

    customize Dragon® Dictate for the way you work.



    Powerful transcription

    Full transcription capabilities to easily transcribe your voice memos from a smartphone or

    portable voice recorder into text.

    Accurately transcribe an audio file of any single speaker’s voice from podcasts or pre-recorded

    audio files. Great for college lectures, interviews, business users with recorded notes…and more!



    Up to 99% accurate

    Make fewer edits and get more done



    Speed

    Faster than typing







    Requirements


    System Requirements

     

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz or faster processor - Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 recommended

    Free hard disk space: 3GB

    Supported operating systems: OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3) or OS X Mavericks (10.9)

    RAM: 4GB, 8GB+ recommended

    A DVD-ROM drive for installation

    A Nuance-approved noise-canceling headset microphone for Mac® (included in purchase)

     

    Note: An Internet connection is required for automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process).







    Technical Specifications   [return to top]
     Specification Value
    Security & Utilities: Voice Recognition
    Platform: Mac



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