Philip Hodgetts of Lumberjack System | Interview snippets from NAB BuZZ 2018 podcasts with Larry Jordan

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Larry Jordan: So if I'm looking at a transcript, I say,  "I want to put that paragraph in my project," I see the paragraph on my transcript, but now I've got to figure out where that's located in the video clip, find the video clip, edit it down. So the breakdown is not finding the text and not the editing but connecting the text of the video. So where does Builder fit in?

Philip Hodgetts: If you did the transcripts in the future, you do the transcripts through Builder, it will automatically align those transcripts with the media files, with regular AV clips, multicam clips or synchronized clips but at the moment, you can bring transcripts in from anywhere. We do an alignment process importing that. If you have timestamps, we need timestamps, but the more frequent timestamps, the more accurate that alignment is. In our interface, you work with the paragraphs, the tools ÔøΩ ÔøΩ

LJ: So we worked with the text.

PH: You're working with the text. You see a column of text, like it's a transcript, but at any point, you can hit the spacebar and play the video that's associated with that text. You can trim up paragraphs, we fully support keyword ranges. In fact, the paragraph is a keyword range. That's how we deal with that structurally to get it back in the final Cut.

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About Larry Jordan/Digital Production BuZZ

Larry Jordan is a 50-year veteran of media. Throughout his career, he has edited, produced, and directed at the local and network TV levels, and he's done extensive work with corporate training videos. He started his namesake website,, in 2003 and began using his extensive industry knowledge to educate current and aspiring media professionals. He has authored nine books and thousands of how-to articles on both production and post-production.

Digital Production BuZZ is a weekly podcast that focuses on the latest trends and advancements in media technology and also shines a light on the industry's leading innovators.

To learn more about Digital Production BuZZ and Larry Jordan, head here.

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