This article explains the key concepts of text-based editing, or how to use the transcript for creating "sync pull", or subclips that to make up your storyboard.


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.

Mark quotes

If you want to use the transcript to mark up interesting parts and create quotes, make sure the transcript is in VIEW mode and enter the Logging app via the SUBCLIPS button in the navigation bar on top:Limecraft screenshot showing how to open the logging app next to the transcript editor to allow text-based editing

The interface now contains a player at the left, the subclips sidebar at the right and the transcript in the middle:Limecraft screenshot showing the concept of text-based editing. It allows you to markup fragments in the transcript to create subclips.

Note: The player controls and the subclips sidebar are explained in detail here. This article is about using the transcript text to create subclips.

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 subclips 

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:

Limecraft screenshot detail showing the transcript with marked up text

2. Click the “ADD SUBCLIP” button

Limecraft screenshot detail showing the "+ ADD SUBCLIP" available in the logging app, which results in the marked up text becoming a subclip

3. The timing is filled in automatically, and the quote is included. You can add a description with tags and mentions as usual.

Limecraft screenshot detail when editing a subclip, allowing you to manipulate the timing and the content of the subclip, as well as to add a description including hashed tags and mentions.

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:

Limecraft screenshot detail showing how to add a clip to a collection.

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.

Limecraft screenshot detail showing the effect when you select the assign clip to collection action

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.

Limecraft screenshot showing how to open the items in a collection in a storyboard editor

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.

Limecraft screenshot showing the effect of opening a collection as a storyboard that can be edited

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 edit, the items will be arranged in the same order on a timeline.