F5 Transcription PRO
Save a lot of time !manually! typing audio and video files
Variable speed and automatic rewind
Hardly anyone is able to type as quickly as people speak. So, just slow down the playback; the pitch won’t change. Speed it up when you proofread and finish faster. In addition, our program automatically rewinds a little every time you pause. This means you’ll hear the last two or three words again when you continue, which makes for a smoother workflow. 

Waveform with Pause Measure
It shows where you are and how loud it is. One click takes you to the desired position. The highlighted passage is played back in a loop and the length is measured. This enables you to precisely identify pause length and insert it into your transcript via shortcut.

Memos for Every Transcript
Preparing a transcript marks an important step in analysis. For each interview, write down all information that seems important or conspicuous. The memos will later be automatically imported into f4analyse and can also be read in MAXQDA/Atlas.ti.

Automatic Speaker Change
Save yourself the annoying typing of speaker names. f5transcript does it automatically. In dialogues, the paragraphs automatically start with the name oft he person currently speaking. With more than two speakers, our text modules will come in handy.
Automatic timestamps
Timestamps are inserted automatically during typing – no extra effort required. When you click on a timestamp, the corresponding passage is played back instantly. This is not only helpful for the transcription in f4 or f5, but also for the subsequent analysis in f4analyse, MAXQDA, or Atlas.ti.
Text modules
Create a set of frequently used text modules, like recurring phrases, transcription symbols, or speaker names. We have already provided a few sets of commonly used transcription symbols for you. Text modules can easily be imported and exported between f4 and f5.

USB Foot Pedals
f5transkript can be used with our foot pedals – they make your work easier. We offer three different models. Additionally, the foot pedals Infinity IN-USB-1 and IN-USB-2 by VEC are supported.
Mistakes happen to all of us. So you’ll never lose any of your valuable work again, f5transkript saves regular backups. This way, you’ll be able to quickly restore your latest progress.
Search & Replace
Make your transcripts anonymous with only a few clicks. Just search for a speaker’s name and replace it with an abbreviation. Alternatively, use abbreviations in your transcript and have them replaced with the proper terms later.

What’s New

Version 7.0.1

• Generating special right-to-left (RTL) time stamps is now an option in the Preferences. You can turn it on if you need it. This will improve compatibility with Microsoft Word and other applications
• Improvements in the new full-screen mode with the reduced interface, so that one can concentrate better on the actual writing
• The keyboard shortcuts can now be reset to the defaults in the Preferences by pressing a button
• In the settings for the foot pedal, it is now also possible to ignore the left and right buttons
• The F11 key can now be used to switch the current window to full screen mode.
• Improvements when exporting subtitle files to the SRT format
• Improvements for Mac OS X 10.9 and earlier
• Improvements in macOS 10.12 and 10.13
• Improvements in opening and closing multiple documents simultaneously
• Numerous minor improvements and fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

HappyCatMachine ,

With a foot pedal, this application shines

While I don’t use every feature so I can’t comment on the breadth, I will say that with a foot pedal my transcription has gone from zero to sixty. While there are a few pieces of software that do precisely this, this program does it in a very straightforward way. It has become an essential part of my workflow almost as soon as I integrated it. I tried to go back and transcribe the way I used to and failed miserably, I don’t know how I managed.

I guess most of this is due to the foot pedal but this software makes it work so well. The foot pedal I have is the Infinity USB.

javacrossknit ,

Great for researchers

I spend a lot of time transcribing interviews and taking notes on films for research, and this program makes the work much easier (like one of the other reviewers, I also use the Infinity USB foot pedal, though the program works fine without one). Little niceties like being able to click on a timestamp to scrub to a particular point in a file make reviewing materials painless. I now recommend the program to all of my advisees, particularly those who rely heavily on interviews in their doctoral research. I’m very happy I bought this.

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot :)

JennyRaeS ,


I really like F5 and it’s helping me transcribe my interviews. One major problem though is with the autosave function. Every 10 minutes (when it’s supposed to save automatically) I get a warning that I don’t have permission to save in the folder. I’ve tried changing the folder to one just in my Documents, but that hasn’t worked either. I’ve checked permissions and apparently it looks good, but still, I have to stop to click the button every time that warning appears. It’s getting very annoying!

Update: Now I’ve even turned autosave OFF and get the same warning. Gah!

I like the time stamp and the ability to have autotext.

Developer Response ,

The autosave function is working fine, just update to the latest version.

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