Extension for Blackmagic Design
DaVinci Resolve (macOS)

Transcribe, caption, and translate natively within Resolve for Macs.

On-premise A.I. transcription

Secure, air-gapped, no data goes to the cloud
Transcribe recordings, seamlessly export to text, Avid, Adobe Premiere, FCPX
Advanced A.I. accuracy in dozens of languages. Runs on Macs & PCs.
Simon Says on-premise AI transcription is for sensitive interviews, confidential recordings, and high-profile productions by studios, production companies, enterprises and those that have SOC2, TPN, CDSA, MPAA, and HIPAA compliance requirements.

"Simon Says On-Prem is a secure, fast, and easy-to-use transcription system"


"The updated [Simon Says] on-premise transcription solution goes hand-in-hand with an improved Mac/PC application that now has a more accurate A.I. engine and faster interface."

--Jakub Han,

Cinema5D

Simon Says' on-premise AI transcription features:

• Accurate AI that runs locally, no data goes to the cloud
• Transcribe audio/video locally and offline
• A nifty user interface that makes it easy to import your media files (just drag and drop), edit/annotate/bookmark transcripts, and export your transcripts in a range of formats
• Runs on Macs and PCs
• Handles virtually all media file types and codecs
• Exports to text, audio/video editing applications such as Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, and FCPX
• Supports timecode-based / frame-accurate transcription for video production environments

Simon Says started as a cloud-based transcription website and applications and grew to be the leading one with our suite of products and features. Yet many customers came to us saying they wanted to use it but couldn't because of the general risks of the cloud. They have sensitive projects and/or clients with strict compliance requirements (such as HIPAA, TPN, MPAA, SOC 2, CDSA) and only an on-premise transcription product would suffice. We built Simon Says on-premise AI for all those who work with highly-sensitive content.

Who uses Simon Says on-premise:

• Companies, such as in marketing, communications, PR, HR, product, legal departments
• Production companies, studios, broadcasters
• Researchers
• Legal, Medical, and Finance industries
• UniversitiesWhat they use it for:
• Create accessible content (i.e. subtitle/caption video) for websites, social media, internal training
• Transcribe interviews, such as for research and customer development
• Transcribe meetings, speeches, presentations
• Transcribe rushes/dailies for post production
• Subtitle/caption video edits

System Requirements:

• Mac or Windows
• 4-core CPU minimum
• 16GB of RAM, 32GB+ is preferred
• 20GB of hard drive space

Most modern computers will easily meet the above requirements.

Minimum commitment:

• 100 hours of transcription.
Simon Says and Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve

Simon Says + DaVinci Resolve (macOS)

Simon Says is now accessible, natively, within Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve on Macs. This means you can send clips and receive the transcript as ranged markers, color coded per speaker and then when you’ve completed your edit, you can caption timelines and even align translated subtitles. All with a few clicks from Resolve.

Helpful Links

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How-to article on setting up and using Resolve + Simon Says
Simon Says on the Mac App Store

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