Avid Media Composer

SpeedScriber supports the export of transcripts for use in Avid Media Composer which makes it the perfect companion for ScriptSync.


Exporting Avid clips for SpeedScriber

We recommend exporting a low-res proxy (.mov) of your source clips for use with SpeedScriber. If the file contains a timecode track that matches with the source clip, then SpeedScriber will show the correct source timecode.

Since Media Composer cannot import a script file with timing information, you will need to either use ScriptSync or add script markers manually. If you don't require source timecode in SpeedScriber for other types of export, you may find that exporting an audio-only file for SpeedScriber is faster and easier to deal with.

Alternatively if you are using SpeedScriber on macOS 10.12 (or later) AND you have the Apple Pro Codecs installed (which require installation of Final Cut Pro X, Motion or Compressor), then SpeedScriber can import MXF files directly with the correct timecode.


Exporting a transcript to Avid Script format

Once SpeedScriber has transcribed the imported file(s) and you have made any necessary corrections, the transcript can be exported to Avid Script format.

This produces a text file with UTF-8 character encoding with speaker names in uppercase and each line wrapped to a maximum of 30 characters.

  • Choose File > Export > Avid Script and save the transcript.
  • Switch to Media Composer and choose File > New > New Script… then locate the file you just saved.