Developer: Digital Heaven Ltd

Current Version: 2.4.2

Last Updated: 9 days ago

Download Size: 4.9 MB - Download


Exclusive to macOS, SpeedScriber brings affordable, insanely fast and amazingly accurate automated transcription right to your desktop.

PLEASE NOTE: SpeedScriber is designed for professional content creators who are transcribing audio or video files with well-recorded audio and destined for editing and distribution. SpeedScriber is NOT designed for transcription of meetings, lectures or interviews recorded with phones or voice recorders.

Never wait hours or days for transcripts again. With good quality audio, SpeedScriber delivers transcripts at a speed and accuracy you won't believe. A 60 minute file is typically transcribed in less than 10 minutes.

Uses industry-leading automatic speech recognition technology for accurate transcripts with timestamps (or timecode if present). Supports Dutch, English (Australian/British/North American accents), French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish languages with detection of different speakers.

Use audio or video files from Finder or drag a Final Cut Pro X library to the SpeedScriber icon for import of clips (audio/video/sync/multicam/compound). Choose which audio channels should be used in the file for the best quality transcription. Click the Transcribe button and grab a coffee while we work some magic.

SpeedScriber's unique and innovative interface makes it the fastest way to make punctuation and word corrections to the transcript. As the file is played, the current word is highlighted in orange. Click on any word to position the media file to that word. Add and edit speaker names with choice of nine colors so you can easily distinguish one speaker from another. Save custom words so they can applied elsewhere in the transcript with just a single click.

SpeedScriber supports printing of transcripts and export to PDF, plain text, Avid Media Composer script format, Final Cut Pro X XML and Word (.docx). For captioning purposes you can export to Avid DS caption format, iTunes Timed Text and SubRip (.srt). If you use Adobe Premiere Pro CC, we have that covered too with the SpeedScriber panel (free download available separately).

PLEASE NOTE: As an internet-based service, SpeedScriber requires creation of a free online account. 15 free minutes will be added to your account when your email address is verified. Free minutes usage is intended for evaluation purposes and will result in partial transcription of imported files. Additional minutes for full transcriptions can be purchased at any time. Final Cut Pro X integration requires version 10.3 (or later). SpeedScriber panel for Premiere Pro requires 11.1, 12.0.1 or 12.1 versions. MXF media files are supported if you have the Apple Pro Format codecs installed, which require Compressor, Final Cut Pro or Motion.


Release Notes:

This update features important changes to allow compatibility with Final Cut Pro 10.4.9 and later:

- Roundtripping workflow for compound/multicam/sync clips now uses clip name and event name to link items together. After sending a clip to SpeedScriber, you should not change the clip name or name of parent event, or move the clip to another event.
- For compound/multicam/sync clips, the original clip and event names are shown in a tooltip when hovering over the file type in the Files list.
- If a clip/event name match cannot be made when exporting transcripts back to Final Cut Pro X, you will be given the choice to relink verified files with clips in the dropped XML that contain the 'SS Processing' keyword.

NOTE: If you imported a compound/multicam/sync clip to SpeedScriber 2.4.1 (or earlier) using Final Cut Pro X 10.4.8 (or earlier), but are now using SpeedScriber 2.4.2 (or later) with Final Cut Pro 10.4.9 (or later), then exporting will not work automatically and you will need to relink the clip and files manually when requested.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.2.5
Review by Fullabuster

BEST there is and... - We've been producing documentary TV for years. Way back in the day long interviews were transcribed by hand. Later on they moved to computer or were sent out to a service. Now we use SpeedScriber. Is it perfect? No. It misses words and sometimes misassigns speakers. But it is the overall best of all solutions. Hence the 5 stars. It's incredibly fast. Relatively inexpensive. It is accurate enough to make paper edits or export favorites to use in a cut. It's amazing for tracking back to the original material for the "we need a sound bite and we can't recall who said what" moments. Especially when deadlines loom. We find we can easily screen material and make edit plans in the app itself, freeing up the edit machines/software. Nice productivity benefit there. We are using it from the instant our footage is uploaded to after a project has been delivered. Yes, the app/service needs improvement. We beg for it. The more accurate it becomes the more uses we find for it. We love that the developer is adding features and squashing bugs. We are also happy that the business model has a revenue stream so it can grow and improve. We hope the future brings an even more powerful app at even lower prices. We are fans.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.0.10
Review by youtubehichad

Just doesn’t work - *Updating my review after the developer response. I am a professional content creator and the audio was very clear and professionally recorded. Lowering to one star after seeing you guys are being intentionally misleading. Simply put, it doesn’t get you the accuracy to make it worth your time. Especially when you are paying per minute. Better off with a human service like Rev

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people