Simon Says Assemble

Simon Says, the AI video transcription company has launched Assemble. It is a new way for teams to edit and collaborate on video from the web, and it has been designed to also complement your favorite NLE. 

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Assemble is a significant expansion to the Simon Says platform. If you already have a Simon Says subscription it won’t cost you anything. Existing users have immediate access to Assemble via their web dashboard. If you want to test it out for free, you can here.

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  • Supports nearly all file formats and codecs
  • Import from the web or natively from within Final Cut Pro X, DaVinci Resolve, and Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Transcribe and translate in 100 languages
  • Search and highlight soundbites directly in the transcript to add them to the timeline. Order and reorder soundbites freely as you preview playback.
  • Collaborate with team members anywhere 
  • Export to every major NLE and DAW to finalize the edit; the timeline/sequence seamlessly recreates
  • Export to subtitles, captions, and FCP titles
  • Metadata including file location, framerate, and start timecode are preserved through to export
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Assemble makes video editing as simple as copying and pasting transcript text. Users can quickly find key soundbites in their footage right from the transcript while viewing the corresponding video in parallel. Assemble enables production teams and clients to quickly and easily lock story from the web. You can import and transcribe interview footage and dailies and then highlight the key soundbites in the transcript. By simply dragging and dropping text, the user can lay out those video soundbites in the desired order, to create the backbone of their story. 

Simon Says Assemble would be suitable for a wide array of applications, particularly scenarios where teams are collaborating on interview-heavy videos such as documentaries, corporate videos, news interviews, or testimonials.

Key Benefits of Simon Says Assemble

  • Users can instantly and accurately transcribe and work with timecode synced video attached to text, creating a fast and easy way to find their meaningful dialogue;
  • Users can drag and drop their soundbites from multiple videos and order them into an initial edit;
  • Users can edit video live, while the video plays, and easily move to explore other video soundbites;
  • Team members can jump in at any time to leave notes and move video/text around, making it a highly collaborative experience

With story locked, you can export to Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro, and DaVinci Resolve. The XML automatically re-creates the assembled timeline and seamlessly relinks the media at the correct in and out points. Assemble eliminates the tedious task of scrubbing through audio to find a soundbite, flipping between highlights on a transcript, implementing edit notes, and then having to go back-and-forth with endless exports trying to get signoff.

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