Simon Says Launches AI Transcription Extension for Adobe Premiere Pro

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Simon Says, a timecode-based artificial intelligence transcription and video assembly platform for video professionals, is now integrated with Adobe Premiere Pro as a workflow extension panel.

The integration lets users transcribe interviews and translate foreign-language recordings in 100 languages and receive transcript markers that attach back to clips. They can also edit captions for accessibility and subtitle sequences for international distribution in minutes.

Simon Says transcription and captioning inside Adobe Premiere Pro lets users do the following:

  • Transcribe dailies and interviews and caption sequences in minutes and in 100 languages with speech recognition and speaker identification AI;
  • Add industry-jargon and names to increase transcript accuracy with Custom Dictionaries;
  • Collaborate with teammates and invite them to mark the interview transcript or view an edit;
  • Use the audio-transcript interface to add speaker names, make edits, and annotate;
  • Go into Assemble mode and cut the paper edit by dragging and dropping the soundbite transcript text into the desired order to form the spine of your film; then finish it in Premiere where the sequence magically reconnects with the source media;
  • Translate and subtitle foreign language projects in 100 languages;
  • Add video subtitles that are CEA 608- and 708-compliant or customize the number of characters per line.
Once installed, the Simon Says extension lives as a panel inside Adobe Premiere Pro. Users select the media or sequence they want to import and Adobe Media Encoder will launch to transcode it. It is then uploaded to the project in the cloud and transcribed in minutes; results are displayed in the extension where creatives can edit and export it.

"'All my life I have dreamed of scrubbing through audio to find in and out points,' said absolutely no one. So we're eliminating that process with the introduction of our extension with a deeper integration for Adobe Premiere Pro users. Combined with Simon Says Assemble, storytellers can work with collaborators online in the browser to quickly and easily create the paper edit or rough cut," said Shamir Allibhai, founder and CEO of Simon Says, in a statement. "Transcription used to be frustrating. Simon Says users don't waste time on the tedium; they focus on their super power: bringing stories to life."

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