Download  Print this page


Philips DMP8000: User Guide & Instructions
Congratulations on your purchase
superbly engineered digital recorder extremely well suited to the
physician or other professional wishing to use a digital recorder in
conjunction with Dragon NaturallySpeaking. The successor to the
DPM9600, this recently released hand-held recorder can store
hundreds of hours of dictation and is the perfect tool for the
individual wanting to dictate now and complete the transcription
process later.
Overview of DMP8000 Functionality:
Using the DMP8000 is actually quite intuitive and rather than
walking you through every aspect of basic use, we suggest that you
1) play with it for a while and 2) look through the Philips User
Guide. We have a copy of the Guide at this location:
We provide a few caveats about using this device from our own experience:
1. You should hold the device relatively close to your mouth when dictating (4-6 inches).
We have seen a few colleagues holding it a foot or two from the mouth and this simply
will not produce a high enough quality recording to provide a good speech recognition
2. It is not necessary to talk loudly when using this device, but at the same time you should
not be whispering. Simply speak at a normal, comfortable conversational volume.
3. Files are automatically saved ...
Setting up the DPM8000 for use with Dragon:
For any method of using the DPM8000 with Dragon it is best (although not entirely necessary) to
create a Dragon user profile dedicated to use with the digital recorder. When we say "best" but
"not entirely necessary", we mean that over the years we have regularly used a standard user
profile to transcribe a digital recording and in truth it seems to work perfectly well. But, to do it
right and potentially optimize your results, we suggest you either:
4 Spencer Rd. Hanover, NH 03755
of a Philips DMP8000, a


Table of Contents

   Summary of Contents for Philips DMP8000

  • Page 1 Using the DMP8000 is actually quite intuitive and rather than walking you through every aspect of basic use, we suggest that you 1) play with it for a while and 2) look through the Philips User Guide. We have a copy of the Guide at this location:
  • Page 2 1. Add the DPM8000 as a source to an existing profile (best method since the profile will include all the commands and personalized words in the original profile) 2. Create an entirely new profile dedicated to the digital recorder Here is a quick review of the preferred method – adding the DPM8000 as a new source to your existing user profile.
  • Page 3 4. Use Philips SpeechExec Pro Software with included Speech Recognition module: this is a highly developed solution which supports a number of workflows and which is particularly well suited to the situation in which you have a secretary accessing your recordings and transcription after the fact.
  • Page 4 2. If it doesn’t launch automatically, open the recorder as a drive using Windows explorer (Start Menu > Computer > PHILIPS). Depending on how many other drives you have on your PC, the DPM8000 may show up as drive D: or E: in most situations.
  • Page 5 such as new line, new paragraph, etc.. Choosing “Dictation Commands plus “Scratch that” and Resume that”” will do exactly what it says. Finally, choosing “all commands” will configure it so that all commands are followed as the transcription is happening …. in reality you will find some variability in the extent to which commands will be followed.
  • Page 6 1. Select “Transcribe Recording” from the Tools menu 2. Click on the “Browse” button and select your desired audio file from the default (previously selected) folder 3. Click on the “Transcribe” button. Some caveats about this method: 1. It’s easy to launch whenever you have Dragon open and you have access to an audio file, whether from you digital recorder, iPhone, or a saved file that you received from any source.
  • Page 7 3. Click on the “+” sign to create a new task (automated process). You will see the window below: 4. Click on the small box with “…” to the right of the Input directory area and Output directory area to assign the fold to be monitored. The input directly folder is ideally a folder on your digital device, so you’ll need to have your device docked in order to navigate to this.
  • Page 8 Setting AutoTranscribe Folder Agent options. Transcribing Using the SpeechExecPro Software: The Philips SpeechExecPro 7 Software, which is included with your purchase of the DPM8000 is a comprehensive transcription software package that provides for a variety of workflows and configurations and should be considered a...
  • Page 9: Additional Information

    Nuance web-based article on using the AutoTranscribe Agent folder: feature Philips User Guide for SpeechExec Pro 7 software: Good review from SpeakEasy Solutions: naturallyspeaking-professional-medical-legal/ Nuance Guide to using the Philips 9600 with SpeechExecPro software: (includes detailed instructions on configuring the SpeechExecPro software.

Comments to this Manuals

Symbols: 0
Latest comments: