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Recording & transcribing audio with Rewind
Recording & transcribing audio with Rewind
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Written by Dan Siroker
Updated over a week ago

Why record & transcribe audio with Rewind?

90% of memories are forgotten after a week. Meetings are no exception. The content of discussions, debates, and decisions are often lost forever as soon as a meeting is over. With Rewind, you never have to worry about losing this content again. Rewind can capture the content of meetings including everything that is said, and everything that is shared visually. All of the content is searchable. You can go back to the exact moment in a meeting you are looking for by simply searching for a word that was said, or a word that appeared on your screen.

How does it work?

There are two ways to record & transcribe audio with Rewind: (1) manually, and/or (2) when a meeting starts.

  1. To do it manually, click the Rewind logo in the upper-right corner of the menu bar. If you're wearing headphones, toggle on Audio Capture.

  2. To have audio automatically turn on when a meeting starts, follow these steps. This applies to Zoom, Google Meet, and Slack Huddle meetings.

Which apps do you support?

All of them.

Which video conferencing apps do you support?

All of them.

Do I need to be the meeting host?

No, anyone can record a meeting using Rewind.

How do I record what other people say in a meeting?

Your Audio Capture source is set by default to record both input and output audio ("Microphone and speaker audio"). If you use your Mac without headphones, go to settings and change the Audio Capture source to "Microphone only".


What data is captured?

Rewind records & transcribes both sides of a conversation. See: How do I change which microphone Rewind records & transcribes?

Where is the data sent?

For your privacy, your screen and audio recordings are stored locally and NEVER leave your Mac. If you choose to use our meeting summarization or Ask Rewind features, only relevant text-based data is sent to the cloud. We do compression and Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) all locally on your Mac. Learn more.

Where is the data stored?

All of the video, audio, and transcript data is stored securely on your Mac and not stored in the cloud.

Who can access recordings?

Only your user account or user admins on your Mac can access your recordings since they are stored locally in your user folder on your Mac. No one without access to your Mac user account, including employees at Rewind, can access your recordings.

Make sure to read this article as well: The importance of consent

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