FORENSIC AUDIO TRANSCRIPTION

Forensic audio transcription is the process of converting speech from a recording to the written word. Audio files often need to be enhanced by amplifying or isolating noise so that speech can be heard more clearly for accurate transcription.

According to best practices outlined by the Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence (SWGDE), the forensic scientist must work from “the original recording or earliest generation available” for the best and most authentic enhancement and transcription results.   

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Forensic Audio Transcription Services

OUR FORENSIC AUDIO TRANSCRIPTION SERVICES

We are often asked to enhance and transcribe audio from a video recording. We create a forensic audio analysis transcription that can be used in court through the following steps:

  1. We extract the audio evidence from the video recording.
  2. Once we have the audio, we enhance and clarify it.
  3. The enhanced audio is reattached to the video recording.
  4. Our transcription is included as closed captions on the video recording.
  5. The video is exported for use in court.

This process results in a demonstrative exhibit that serves as scientific evidence for the trier of fact. 

EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES

Primeau Forensics can also provide an audio forensic expert, who gives unbiased testimony about their findings. Our experts are trained to serve in the witness position, and they go through a thorough preparation process to strengthen their testimony. 

They also provide detailed reports about how audio enhancements and transcriptions were conducted and their opinions on the results. 

BENEFITS OF OUR TRANSCRIPTION SERVICES

At Primeau Forensics, our audio forensics experts have the skills and experience to provide the precise transcription you need. We go above and beyond to analyze any hidden dialogue, looking at details like formatting and syllables in a spectrogram, which is a visual sound display. 

Our transcriptions make it easy for juries and judges to follow along with the video and audio evidence as it is played back. In courtroom environments where it may be difficult to hear the evidence, our transcriptions are essential.

We also produce our transcriptions by using all the latest equipment. Each finished transcript goes through multiple rounds of review as well before it is submitted to ensure it meets the high-quality scientific standards necessary for use in court. 

Forensic Audio Transcription Services

CONTACT PRIMEAU FORENSICS ABOUT OUR FORENSIC AUDIO TRANSCRIPTION SERVICES

For more than 35 years, Primeau Forensics has specialized in digital media forensics. We work with law enforcement agencies, the U.S. government and litigators to successfully present digital media evidence in their cases. 

We adhere to all best practices and follow scientific community standards for data collection and analysis to ensure that the evidence will be admissible in court. Our team also undergoes annual training with law enforcement agencies so that we stay current with technological advancements. 

If you are working on a tight deadline, we offer expedited turnaround times to accommodate your needs. We also provide pro bono consultations, so you can get a sense of the work we will perform. 

Contact us today to get help understanding your audio recording and to learn more about our services. 

IF YOU HAVE DIGITAL MEDIA EVIDENCE THAT YOU QUESTION OR NEED HELP UNDERSTANDING, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A PRO BONO CONSULTATION.