Preparing a consecutive interpreting exercise


Proceed as follows to prepare a consecutive interpreting exercise:

  1. Click New Project on the Start screen. 
    Result: The New Project form appears.
  2. Enter the project name and select an audio or video source on your computer. 
    The following filetypes are supported:
    Audio: mp3, wav, wma
    Video: avi, divx, mpg, mpeg, mp4, mpeg4, wmv, flv, mov
  3. Check the Webcam check box if you want to record the interpreter's webcam.  
  4. Under Type, select Consecutive interpreting
  5. Decide whether or not you want the application to pause after segments in the source file. If you do, check the check box Pause on segments
  6. Click the Start button.  
    Result: the source file is loaded and displayed on the next screen.
  7. Optionally, add one or more global markers on certain timestamps in the source file by selecting the correct timestamp and clicking the mceclip2.png button.

    mceclip3.png Tip: A global marker is not visible to interpreters in the Perform stage, but it is visible again in the Review stage for all reviewers. This way reviewers can easily compare the performance of different interpreters for tricky parts in the source file. 

  8. If you want your interpreters to interpret the source speech in multiple parts, split your source file in segments by selecting the end of a segment and clicking mceclip1.png.
    Result: A thick red line indicates the end of a segment.

    Tip: This is where the setting "Pause on segments" from the Start screen is useful:

    • When checked, the playback of the source speech will end when it reaches the end of a segment, and allow the interpreter to decide when he wants to start the consecutive interpretation of that segment. 
    • When unchecked, the recording will start automatically at the end of the segment, forcing the interpreter to start immediately. 
  9. Click Save to save your project. It is saved with the extension .iqf. 
    Result: Your project is ready and can be distributed to other interpreters, or you can practice yourself by clicking the Perform stage. 
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