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Apple should purchase Descript App for FCP 29 Dec 2020 17:25 #111788

Has anyone used www.descript.com with Final Cut Pro?

This looks like a great app. Would be great if Apple purchased it and added it to Final Cut Pro

Is there a way to use it easily with a 2 camera Multicam interview?

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Apple should purchase Descript App for FCP 29 Dec 2020 20:22 #111791

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Descript seems to be a stand-alone text-driven simple NLE for the Zoom crowd, with some integration to other pro NLEs. It looks interesting.

OTOH, we have a preferred NLE, which is FCP. Yes it would be great if it had voice recogition, script integration and free or very cheap good-quality voice-to-text. There are two existing apps which add that to FCP, Simon Says and Lumberjack Builder: Fcp.co: Simon Says Assemble Released

The Simon Says text-driven editing feature is free. You only pay for transcription which varies from $6.50 per dialog hour to $15 per dialog hour: help.simonsays.ai/en/articles/2657867-how-much-does-it-cost

It appears similar to the Lumberjack Builder app which also does text-driven editing, coupled with automated (or user-provided) transcription. Simon Says seems to have more collaborative features than Lumberjack: www.lumberjacksystem.com/apps/

Lumberjack uses your preference of 3rd-party transcription or you can provide your own transcripts. It is about $10 per month (not inc'l transcription). Like Simon Says it has integration with FCP and other NLEs.

High quality, multi-speaker, "untrained" voice-to-text is difficult. However the technology is obviously available. There is no human being doing all the transcription on Youtube videos. Why this is not more widely available as a standard feature on pro NLEs is a good question. Personally I would use it much more frequently than, say, editing 360-deg. video.

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Apple should purchase Descript App for FCP 29 Dec 2020 20:56 #111793

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There is also Scribeomatic from Coremelt which does all of that same stuff.

I've used all three, they are all fairly inaccurate, so you still have to do a fair amount of correcting the text. That automated transcribing has a ways to go yet.

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Apple should purchase Descript App for FCP 29 Dec 2020 21:34 #111796

I happened to sign up for a monthly subscription this week, and did the thirty minute overdub training for my voice, which is pretty cool, to be honest.

Transcription is great, and why I got it, but Overdub is impressive.

In their training videos they mentioned they are working on Multicam functionality in their next version.

It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty darn good for the cost.

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Apple should purchase Descript App for FCP 30 Dec 2020 10:23 #111800

That sounds great thanks. Could you please point me to where they mentioned they are working on Multicam functional in their training video?

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