Avid Media Composer's ScriptSync + Simon Says' transcription

How to import a Simon Says transcript into Avid's ScriptSync

Jan 23, 2022

View the quick video tutorial or follow the instructions below. To view video subtitles in another language, click the settings icon in the video and select from an available language under Subtitles/CC.

For how to export for SubCap, see the video at the bottom of this page.

  1. Click Export from Simon Says and select the option "Avid Media Composer" and suboption "ScriptSync":
Select ScriptSync under Avid Media Composer in the Export modal

2. In Avid and from the “File” menu, click "New," then "New Script" and open the plain text file you received from Simon Says.

3. Open the Bin containing the clip(s) you want to associate with the new Script.

4. In the Script, highlight the transcription.

Highlight the transcription in the Script

5. Drag the clip for that transcript from the bin to the script so they are linked.

6. Click the small box under the clip thumbnail:

Click the small box under the clip thumbnail

7. Go to the "Script" menu, select "ScriptSync," then "OK."

8. Avid creates sync marks for each line of text (assuming the clip has clean audio)

Avid creates sync marks for each line of text

TaDa, your transcript is synced and you're ready to get back to editing.

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