How to translate your audio/video/subtitles to


Translate your audio, video, and subtitles with Simon Says' advanced A.I. in a few minutes.

Translation entails first transcription to turn audio to text; then translation of text to text.

This guide will help you to swiftly translate your content so it is subtitled into other languages for international regions or translate recordings conducted in other languages so you can understand the audio and edit it.
1. Import your audio and video via the web, macOS app, or Final Cut Pro X extension. You can import multiple files at the same time.
Import your video to Simon Says AI
2. Select the original language your recording is in and then click 'Transcribe'. You need to turn the audio into text within the same language first. Transcription takes a few minutes and when it is ready, you can edit it, add speaker labels, and invite collaborators.
Simon Says swiftly transcribes
3. Next translate your transcript by clicking "Export" and choosing the respective Translate icon. Choose the language:
(and whichever other languages you want). You can translate into dozens of languages concurrently.
Simon Says supports 100+ languages
4. The translation completes in seconds. You will see the translated transcript appear when ready.

Like before, the transcript is editable.

If you are looking for a Word or text document, you can export it at this step.

If you are looking for translated subtitles, go to Step 5.
Simon Says translation
5. For translated subtitles, export the project (with the original and translated transcripts) to the Visual Subtitle Editor: click export and choose the respective icon.

This step is about taking your paragraphed text (your transcript) and converting it to subtitle formatting for on-screen display.

With the Visual Subtitle Editor you can set parameters such as the maximum number of lines per subtitle card and number of characters per line. The benefit is you get to preview how the subtitles will be formatted on-screen and you can easily edit it to be as you like.
Simon Says' visual subtitle editor
6. The last step is the final export.

You can export to "burn-in" which 'prints' the translated subtitles onto the video itself. This is good for platforms such as Instagram.

Or export to a subtitle format, such as SRT or WebVTT, which is suitable when you upload your video to YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook.

Or download FCPXML Captions, Avid SubCap, STL for video editing applications such as Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, FCPX, and DaVinci Resolve.
Simon Says exports numerous subtitle formats

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