Simon Says just announced that their AI transcription tools are now compatible with DaVinci Resolve. Unfortunately, currently only macOS users can get video transcriptions of their footage to speed up their workflow. Let's take a closer look!
Simon says AI Transcription Tools for DaVinci Resolve
Simon Says, an AI-based transcription company for video professionals, has just announced that it is the first company to support AI transcription in DaVinci Resolve.
Simon Says was already compatible with several other NLEs, including Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and now DaVinci Resolve (both free and studio versions).
How does it work?
First, you need to download and install the Simon Says Transcription app, which can be found in the Apple Store. Next you need to install a python script and follow the nice tutorial on Simon Says' website.
Once you are up and running, you can choose which clips to import and transcribe. According to the company:
Add speaker labels, set bookmarks, and make changes in the nifty video transcript editor. Work with your team to identify the key soundbites, then export them back to Resolve. You will receive remote controlled transcript markers which are color coded to demarcate the speakers that will be reattached to the original clips. Editing is now much more efficient – as opposed to scrubbing through audio and switching back to the edit list in another program.
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Another great thing is that you can label your video edits right in Resolve and even translate your subtitles into 100+ supported languages.
Price and availability
Simon Says is a pay-as-you-go service, priced around $ 15 per hour of transcribed footage. A subscription model is also available at a lower hourly cost, but there is a monthly or annual fee.
Finally, you can join Simon Says and get free credits to try it out and see if you like it. For more information, please visit the company's website here.
What do you think of Simon Say's transcription tools for DaVinci Resolve? Do you often use transcription tools or do you create captions by hand? Don't hesitate to let us know in the comments below!