After having just tried to do yet another job where people speak faster than 25 characters per second, plus continual onscreen text, here are some observations.
No criticism intended and yes, I know I'm not the best transcriber either (I know that)
The editor and it's interaction, no doubt limited by the browser, is just not up to it.
For instance, a typical case scenario, you have a window over 25 char per second.
You 'widen' it but this has a knock on effect on the character speed of the surrounding windows.
So you then have to go back and forwards to check these two windows again but now maybe one of them (or both) are over the maximum rate.
So you keep on trying and perhaps widen these windows and so now have to back and forward check again.
Even if there is a 'solution', it's a bloody pain to find it.
We need a window that shows character speed of all windows in 'realtime' (no going backwards and forwards with the cursor), to see the impact of changes in realtime.
Ok, I'm asking a lot but you have to see the transcribers at work to understand the predicament
Other problems (in FIrefox) is that some windows seem to lose their ability to display times (I can't work out why)
We need GreaseMonkey to be updated too as it only partially works
And subtitle windows to be easily made 'semi-transparent' as it is sometimes hard to see on-screen text that may have appeared but is hidden by the subtitle window (as is the case with motocross etc where the stopwatch often appears at the bottom of the screen.
A useful addition would be to be able to add $$ to a number of windows in one go to correct such mistakes
Where we have made a spelling mistake, (bloody names), we need a quick find and replace rather than going through the whole text window by window to correct this.