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Go Global‚Äö in seconds

The Simon Says FCP X Extension translates your subtitles into 50 languages so you can distribute your content internationally

[Download the updated macOS app / FCP X Extension]

Imagine versioning your 2-hour feature for international territories for a few bucks and ready before you can finish responding to your recent text message.

We started by chipping away at the frustration of transcription and captioning by using advanced artificial intelligence and speech recognition technology. We now do this in 100 languages. The accuracy is amazing and it is quite easy to foresee a world where software automates this with near perfection.

We are now chipping away at the frustration of translation with A.I. in our updated Simon Says Extension for Final Cut Pro X.

See, five years ago I directed an animated documentary on the history of chess for an exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art. Lore has it that chess started in India and spread from there. It is now a game obsessively played and followed all over the world.

When the rotating exhibit ended, I wanted to distribute my documentary through video platforms (like iTunes and VHX/Vimeo) to share how the game has shaped culture over 1500 years with the quirky and colorful stories of some of its most famous players.

This is a film for a global audience who all have a shared history in the esteemed board game.

It needed to be translated and the English narration converted into almost a dozen languages.

But translation was a slow, expensive, and frustrating experience where I needed to hire and manage multiple freelancers over weeks.

If my film was in post production today and with the new Simon Says FCP X Extension, I could simply:

  1. Drag my FCP X Project with the edited sequence into the Simon Says Extension.
  2. Transcribe.
  3. Translate: select all or some of the 50 languages supported.
  4. Drag the Captions XML back to FCP X.

The subtitles magically appear on the timeline, in seconds, ready for distribution.

Our vision is to remove the tedious and mundane with advances in artificial intelligence so you can be unburdened to focus on the more meaningful and creative aspects of your work.

We are excited to share the latest update with you and are confident it is a step in that direction.

Happy auto transcribing and translating,

Shamir Allibhai and the Simon Says team

PS: To sign up and receive free credit; for more info; and to send feature requests and feedback: https://www.simonsays.ai

Translation Languages we support

Afrikaans
Amharic
Arabic
Armenian
Azerbaijani
Basque
Bengali
Bulgarian
Catalan
Chinese, Cantonese
Chinese, Mandarin
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Filipino
Finnish
French
Galician
Georgian
German
Greek
Gujarati
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Icelandic
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Javanese
Kannada
Khmer
Korean
Lao
Latvian
Lithuanian
Malay
Malayalam
Marathi
Nepali
Norwegian
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Sinhala
Slovak
Slovenian
Spanish
Sundanese
Swahili
Swedish
Tamil
Telugu
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Urdu
Vietnamese
Zulu