If you are not familiar with Simon Says, it is a pretty smart piece of software that allows for immediate transcription, translating and editing captions using synced frame-accurate video and text.
Simon Says can quickly caption videos and translate subtitles into 100+ languages (a legal requirement for distribution in the US for most TV broadcast channels, as well as OTT streaming channels such as Netflix).
Simon Says now integrates with all the major video editing applications – Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro X, and DaVinci Resolve
What can Simon Says do in DaVinci Resolve?
Transcribe Clips in Bin and Attach Markers
With Simon Says, editors can transcribe their raw footage quickly. Simply select the clips to import and transcribe. You can add speaker labels, bookmark, and make any edits in the video-transcript editor. You can collaborate with your team to identify the key soundbites and then export back into Resolve, receiving ranged transcript markers, color-coded to delineate speakers, that attach back to the original clips.
In addition to transcribing video, Simon Says can easily and quickly caption video edits and translate subtitles into 100 languages. You can do this by using the visual subtitle editor to preview formatting and export subtitles that import back into Resolve. This will make your delivery compliant and increase accessibility to those who are hard of hearing, as well as delivery to international audiences.
To get started, users can download the Simon Says app for macOS and install the Resolve scripts to communicate between Resolve and the Simon Says AI cloud. You can read more about the new DaVinci Resolve integration on the Simon Says blog.