Timing Anchors

 To learn about the proper placement of Timing Anchors in the Review Tool, read the steps below or view our updated Review Tool video.

Step 1- Launch the Review Tool

Click the “Launch Review Tool” button on the project page. The Review Tool will open in a new tab of your browser.

NOTE: You must have a current version of the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in installed to use the Review Tool.



 Step 2 - Identify Timing Error

If the syncing of the audio with a word on the transcript is incorrect, you can use the Pause Button to stop the Timing Bar. Move the Timing Bar to the point on the spectrogram where the erroneously synced word appears to begin or end.


The Preview Buttons are useful for accurately pinpointing the correct placement of the Timing Bar. You can use these buttons to hear what is directly before and after the Timing Bar, helping you determine where exactly to place it.


Step 3 - Insert Anchor

To add a Timing Anchor, select the word you wish to re-sync. When you have the Timing Bar placed accurately at the beginning or ending of the word on the spectrogram, choose between a Start Anchor (green flag) or End Anchor (red flag.)

Start Anchors are generally most useful after a pause or a portion of non-spoken sound.

End Anchors tend to be used before a break in sound or a period of non-spoken sound.


SyncWords re-times your transcript on the fly around any newly placed Timing Anchors. By default it performs the re-sync automatically, but you can select the portion for re-sync yourself by changing the “Retime Radius” setting to “Manual.” For more information, see our “Retime Radius” support post.




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