Before you begin
Before you can use transcription for pre-cutting, we assume you have access to a valid account and that you have access to material that has been transcribed. If not, please refer to the sections on how to subscribe for an account, how to upload material and how to create a transcript.
If you want to use the transcript to mark interesting parts and create quotes, click the VIEW button. Also make sure that the subclips sidebar is visible by clicking the subclips button in the top right corner:
The interface now contains a player at the left, the subclips sidebar at the right and the transcript in the middle.
Note: The player controls and the subclips sidebar are explained in detail here.
Creating a subclip
Creating a new subclip using the transcript is as easy as marking the text in the transcript, and then clicking the ‘add subclip’ button.
1. Select the text in your transcript:
2. Click the “ADD SUBCLIP” button
3. The timing is filled in automatically, and the quote is included. You can add a description with tags and mentions as usual.
Assigning subclips to a collection
In the library, hover over a clip and click the ‘Assign to collection’ button. It might be hidden in the menu as shown below, depending on the setup of your production:
A dialog appears listing all your collections. Start typing the name of the collection you want to assign the clip to (or the name of a new collection if you want to create one). Once you picked a collection, click ‘Save’ to confirm. Your clip is now part of the collection.
Note: a clip can be in multiple collections at the same time.
Grouping subclips in a collection ('paper edit')
The Collection Builder gives you fine-grained control over the contents of a collection. Open the Collection Builder by clicking the button with the gear icon next to the collection name, and choose ‘Open in Collection Builder’ from the menu.
The top part of the screen will now show the collection contents. The bottom part still shows the library as it did before opening the Collection Builder.
You can now change the sort order of the items in the collection. Hover over an item and click and hold the icon with the four arrows. Drag the item to the desired location.
The sort order you specified will be used in your exports of the collection. When exporting to an NLE, the items will be arranged in the same order on a timeline.