Looking for an additional resource for InqScribe? Here's where to find it:
InqScribe directly supports most USB foot pedals. Though we don't endorse a specific brand, we've tested and confirmed compatibility of the following pedals: For a simple, affordable pedal, try the VPedal or the Infinity IN-USB-1 foot pedal. If you're looking for a fancier model that includes the ability to map its pedals to specific keystrokes in different applications, the X-keys USB foot pedal is a solid performer.
If you're in the UK or the EU, footpedals.net carries the Infinity pedal along with a variety of other transcription and dictation supplies.
Need more info? Read our Frequently Asked Questions about foot pedals.
Digital Audio Recorders
In general, if you're planning to use InqScribe to transcribe audio, you should choose a digital recorder that records to an audio format that InqScribe can play. Look for recorders that can record directly to MP3, WAV, WMA, or AIFF formats. Be wary of recorders that record to DSS or DVF formats. These formats are proprietary and InqScribe cannot play them back directly. (You can convert DSS or DVF audio files to WAV for use with InqScribe, but it's an extra step.) Finally, make sure the recorder has a way to transfer files to your computer. Some recorders simply appear as disks when you plug them into your USB port; others require the use of custom software to download files.
Digital Video Recorders
There's no shortage of camcorders on the market, but we're really enamored by the new generation of devices that record directly to a file (usually MPEG-2 or MPEG-4). These recorders save you a ton of time because there's no need to do a real-time import of the video, followed by a time-consuming compression from DV format to something else (like MPEG-4). Instead, you plug the camera into your computer and copy a file. If you don't need super-high quality footage, these cameras are a great choice.