The gold standard in digital court recording play back, annotation, and management—critical to an accurate transcript

Efficiently play back, annotate, and manage the digital record after it has been recorded with For The Record’s suite of annotation software.

With simultaneous playback of 16-channel high-fidelity audio and 4-channel HD video recordings from non-IP sources, FTR Annotation Suite delivers clear sound and vision for accurate transcription, review, or appeal—or as a backup for court reporters.

Now, FTR Annotation Suite’s Version 7.6 updates have improved FTR Player and FTR Manager usability, even during poor network connectivity. This release provides seamless, uninterrupted access and playback.

FTR Annotation Suite can also log important events, create quick notes, and insert time stamps as reminders for information such as appearances, spellings, and key terminology. Advanced features allow users to manage the record by exporting to other file formats and marking segments as confidential or sealed.

FTR Gold Annotation Suite takes the guesswork out of locating, annotating, and managing critical moments for playback and transcription.


  • Supports efficient transcription with expanded playback of up to 16 audio channels and four video channels simultaneously 
  • Allows for total control of the recording with channel isolation and independent volume adjustment controls to aid in accurate transcription
  • Greatly improves the playback experience during poor network connectivity with background buffering, which is especially beneficial as more people work remotely over WAN and VPN connections  
  • Simplifies locating specific portions of a hearing with visuals and searchable, time-stamped Log Notes, useful for highlighting information such as appearances, spellings, and key terminology  

Revolutionary features

  • Expanded playback of up to 16 high-fidelity audio channels and four HD video channels simultaneously, including channel isolation and independent volume adjustment controls
  • Secure livestreaming functionality enables remote court monitors and digital court reporters to simultaneously stream, record, monitor, annotate, and transcribe proceedings in real time, from anywhere on the court’s network
  • Automatically detects installation on Hyper-V Virtual Machine and sets the video renderer accordingly to playback multi-channel video recordings
  • Management of user accessibility to log sheets and search folders with group policy support 
  • Background buffering (i.e. read-ahead/caching) improves playback during poor network connectivity  
  • Memory of previous window position, size, and mode 
  • Single zip file export of system information (rather than a directory of files) 
  • More than eight audio channels support reformatting of .trm files  
  • User warning system detects if sound card is muted/not installed upon starting

What's included in FTR Gold Annotation Suite


FTR Player is the gold standard for digital recording playback and transcription.


FTR Manager enables easy management of content conversions, sealing / unsealing, and saving.

Log Notes

FTR Log Notes enables efficient annotations and links notes to a precise place in the audio and video recording.