+946 This is a steno machine, used for…

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2022-03-29 12:54:47

+946 – This is a steno machine, used for recording words verbatim at speeds over 225 words per minute. Used in court rooms and legal depositions.

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  1. When I was in a grand jury one of the stenographers showed us how it works. He had it connected to a laptop that had some neat software. It’s almost like a musical instrument and it’s super customizable. Even with him explaining it I didn’t understand how the heck he managed to record all the things that were being said. They never asked us to slow down or repeat ourselves. Y’all are truly skilled!

  2. More importantly, it has colorful watercolor flower keys.

  3. Is there a reason we still use stenographers instead of just recording everything?

  4. Here’s what the layout is.

    [Steno keyboard layout](https://images.app.goo.gl/yyzyRKKCZ9BvYqWP9)

    And here’s an in depth look at stenography.

    [How Stenography Works](https://youtu.be/62l64Acfidc)

  5. How much you explain, less I understand

  6. how?

  7. Also used for closed captioning live programs.

  8. Reply
    tastysoup-beverage March 29, 2022 at 3:17 pm

    And [here’s how you make a steno machine for $40](http://www.openstenoproject.org/)

  9. Is something similar used to do closed captioning of life television?

  10. http://www.qwertysteno.com/Home/

    In case anyone wants to learn stenography 🙂

  11. In case anyone wondered, here’s what an equivalent device looks like for Japanese:

    And here it is in action: https://youtu.be/vSRpF8eTBJ0&t=58

    The stenographer closest to the camera is the primary, and the further one is doing corrections in this configuration.

  12. Also used for CC

  13. Also important today as an answer on crossword puzzles.

  14. I come across an explanatory video about steno machines every other year on reddit. I always watch them. I still can’t understand HTF they work.

  15. I absolutely hate that little onscreen Android / Apple keyboard. Is there a good reason I shouldn’t try to use one of these steno apps instead? Is the learning curve way too steep?

  16. Why use more keys when few keys do trick?

  17. I thought it was blood on the keyboard at first


  19. The typing is a while different level though.

  20. My voice recorder camn record 225 words per minute. And I don’t need to move a lazy finger.

    Than use Google transcriber.

    Ba chow

  21. No matter how many times I read about it or watch videos explaining it, I will never understand how it works.

  22. Does anyone know how much these machines cost?

  23. Reply
    intoxicated_potato March 29, 2022 at 3:17 pm

    Back in uni, someone in my class used this to transcribe our professors lectures. I don’t know if it was notes for someone, or if she was just practicing, but she could just fly on it. It was like watching an anime hacker typing on their computer with how fast her fingers would type and the words just appearing across the screen.

  24. Forgive my ignorance, but I’m assuming that dictation software is not refined enough yet to remove this profession altogether? Surely a secure recording of everyone speaking, with a record of dictation following that would be easier than teach one person to type extremely fast

  25. And it’s still not enough to catch Eminem’s words while rapping.

  26. I’ve had several court reporters try to explain how these work and I’m convinced it’s witchcraft

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