Fast, accurate, and reliable transcript production

As the justice system continues to shift toward a hybrid court model, FTR Player’s latest enhancements have been designed to better support users working remotely.

The introduction of Version 7.1 again offers industry-leading court record playback—giving users total control of audio and video channels and facilitating more efficient and accurate transcription of digital court recordings.

The advanced features for Version 7.1 include:

  • automatic headphone detection and alerts that instantly notify the user if the sound card is muted or not installed; and
  • significantly improved buffering.

Both features work together to ensure users enjoy a hassle-free and streamlined playback experience.

FTR Player’s increased audio-channel counts (now with up to 16 channels) gives users the ability to easily isolate each voice captured on the record, while the four-channel HD video recordings provide visual context and cues to aid comprehension and transcription.

FTR Player is recommended for transcription service providers, while our complimentary online FTR Web Player is suitable for listening to FTR recordings on your PC, Mac or mobile.

To maximize the benefits of FTR Player, we recommend you capture recordings using the companion program—FTR Gold Recording Suite.


Benefits

FTR Player is the digital gold standard for transcribing court recordings.

  • Never before has a court recording been so accessible, with crystal clear HD digital court recordings available for accurate transcription, review, or appealor as a backup for court reporters.
  • The improved audio and video recording controls allow for isolated playback of up to 16 audio channels and up to four video channels so users can easily differentiate who is speaking and identify every word.
  • The seamless integration with foot pedals and enhanced speed, volume, and pitch controls mean transcribers can slow down or amplify the playback of the record to capture every word, utterance, or pause—even if participants are talking over one another or joining the proceeding from a remote environment.
  • When integrated with FTR Log Notes, timestamp functionality allows transcribers or court reporters to identify specific moments in the proceeding if additional review of the audio or transcript is required. Additionally, Log Notes can assist with key terminology, spelling of names, or reminders to aid the transcription process.
  • As wide area networks (WAN) and virtual private networks (VPN) experience further strain from increasing numbers of remote workers, the improvements to caching functionality in Version 7.1 resolve poor network connectivity issues. They do this by maintaining a local cache of recording files that allow for a smoother playback experience for users working remotely.


Key features

  • Play up to four video streams and 16 audio channels—if video recording is captured using an FTR-compatible recorder.
  • Graphical timeline of the recording can be easily manipulated to find the required play time and range.
  • Channel isolation with active speaker indication, and independent channel-volume and speed controls
  • Pitch-compensated playback when speed is varied.
  • Play a recording that contains sealed and public sessions.
  • User-defined global keyboard shortcuts and customisable USB-connected foot pedal controls.
  • Utilize independent channel controls and adjust the volume and speech tempo of individually recorded channels to ensure every word is heard and transcribed accurately.
  • FTR Player 7.1 seamlessly integrates with FTR Log Notes (when bundled in FTR Gold Annotation Suite), allowing users to select a log note timestamp to call up an exact moment for playback.
  • Supports Windows 10 and Windows 11 and opens other standard media file types such as MP3, WMV and WAV.
  • Detects if the sound card is muted/not installed upon starting and provides warning to user.
  • Improved performance of FTR Player during poor network connectivity.
  • Copies of content can be saved—even during poor network connectivity.
  • Caching enhancements improve the playback experience for people working remotely over WAN and VPN connections.
  • Remembers the last video window position, size, and mode for efficient recommencement of transcription.
  • Play recordings from an FTP server.
  • Recordings can be saved in multiple formats with FTR Manager, which is available through FTR Gold Annotation Suite.
  • Ability to verify the prerequisites described in the setup guide have been met.

"I find FTR easier and more functional. FTR is much easier to load and the muting/channel selection seems easier to work."

Audio Transcriber