Simon Says Intros Assemble, A New Way To Edit Video

Simon Says, a timecode-based AI transcription platform for video professionals, today launched Simon Says Assemble, a new product and significant expansion to the Simon Says platform that makes video editing as simple as copying and pasting text. Assemble lets production teams and clients quickly and easily lock story from the web; import and transcribe interview footage and dailies; highlight the key soundbites in the transcript; easily drag and drop the soundbite text into the desired sequence to create the spine of the story. Share, annotate and sign off in one flow.

See Simon Says Assemble in action or test it out firsthand. Existing Simon Says users have immediate access to Assemble via their web dashboard, giving them even more power.

With a story locked, the editor can export to their preferred NLE — Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro or DaVinci Resolve — where the XML re-creates the assembled timeline and seamlessly relinks the media at the correct in and out points. Eliminated is the tedium of scrubbing through audio to find a soundbite, flipping between highlights on a transcript, implementing edit notes, and the back-and-forth of endless exports trying to get signoff.

With Simon Says Assemble, the company says, “the editor is liberated to do what she does best: focus on shot selections, pacing, music, and all the creative elements that bring a story to life.”

“Teams can now edit, discuss, and sign-off on rough cuts from the web as simply as editing text,” said Shamir Allibhai, founder and CEO of Simon Says. “Transcription was the stepping stone to Simon Says Assemble, which empowers everyone involved in a project to find and order the meaningful parts of the video to create an impactful narrative. Assemble brings down technical and cost barriers and frees the story from the silos of an NLE.”

Shamir added: “I deeply believe in video tech that increases simplicity and efficiency and that when you enable that, you bring in more creators, with their own unique voices, who will push forward the boundaries of storytelling and even the craft itself.”

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Simon Says Assemble Key Features

  • Supports nearly all file formats and codecs
  • Import from the web or natively from within Final Cut Pro X, DaVinci Resolve, and Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Transcribe and translate in 100 languages
  • Search and highlight soundbites directly in the transcript to add them to the timeline. Order and reorder soundbites freely as you preview playback.
  • Collaborate with team members anywhere
  • Export to every major NLE and DAW to finalize the edit; the timeline/sequence seamlessly recreates
  • Export to subtitles, captions, and FCP titles
  • Metadata including file location, framerate, and start timecode are preserved through to export

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