The Simon Says Mac app and FCP X Extension is intended to speed up the process of transcription/translation and get you back to more important work. By integrating Simon Says right into FCP X, you can now transcribe and translate your dailies and final edits without ever leaving FCP X!

How-to: Using the macOS app/FCPX Extension:

To see subtitles in a different language, click the settings icon in the video and select an available language from Subtitles/CC

What you can do in the Extension:

  • transcribe and translate FCP clips contained inside events and export back ranges with speaker names and transcribed dialog as notes (via drag and drop)
  • transcribe/translate simplified* FCP projects and export back captions (via drag and drop) (see note below on the limitations). Simplified FCP Projects: Apple intends captioning to be done on finished material. Currently an edit must be exported/shared into a single file, then that single file added to a new FCP Project. We are working with Apple for a better solution to this process.

Future Roadmap:

  • Edit transcripts in the extension itself (you can currently edit transcripts via the website)
  • Captions for FCP projects. (It works but it is not optimal at the moment as most projects will have multiple audio tracks and layers, most which are not dialogue and non-dialogue tracks are problematic for speech recognition. The way to caption projects is to export the dialogue track to a single file and then import that into a new project and transcribe that.)

Related Help Articles:

Best Practices for importing Multicam and Sync clips with the SS FCP X Extension
Can I translate my subtitles within the FCP Extension?
Download the MacOS app/FCP X Extension
Export burnt-in subtitles/caption in FCPX
Features of the Simon Says Mac app (a visual guide)
How to receive video proxies on Simon Says website from the Mac app
How-to: Caption & Title FCP Projects
How-to: getting started with the FCP X Extension (video)
Optimizing your FCP X Ranges XML
Steps to install/uninstall our FCP X Extension / MacOS app
Supported Imports (FCP X Ext/Mac app)

Burned-in subtitles and timecodes

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