How to subtitle/caption your Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) project

Accurately subtitle/caption your edited video in Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) - also known as a project, sequence, or timeline - in a few minutes with A.I. You can transcribe the video in the original language and translate to 100 other languages, easily adding subtitles so your video is more accessible to viewers. This guide will show you how.
How to subtitle/caption your Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) project
Install Simon Says share destination in FCPX

1. Install the application

Accurately subtitle/caption your edited video in Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) - also known as a project, sequence, or timeline - in a few minutes with A.I. You can transcribe the video in the original language and translate to 100 other languages, easily adding subtitles so your video is more accessible to viewers. This guide will show you how.
Send FCPX projects to Simon Says via share destination

2. Export your FCPX Project with share destination and Transcribe

In FCPX, select the project you want to subtitle/caption. To get the highest AI accuracy, enable only the relevant dialogue tracks and disable music/sound effects tracks. Then go to the export / share destination button in FCPX and choose “Simon Says Transcription”. FCPX will render out the project and open it in the Simon Says macOS app. Select the original language of the audio and click “Transcribe”.
The Visual Subtitle Editor is a great way to preview and edit your subtitles

3. Preview in the Visual Subtitle Editor

In minutes your video edit is accurately transcribed. At this step, translate as needed and export to the Visual Subtitle Editor to preview/edit how captions / subtitles will appear on screen.
Your multi-lingual subtitles are automatically linked to your FCPX Project

4. Roudtrip captions back to FCPX

Export from Simon Says to FCPX by dragging the purple Captions icon back to the bin in FCPX. The subtitles/captions will automatically reconnect the original project you imported and you will see the layered subtitles, assigned to their respective language, on the timeline.
Wooohooo! Your FCPX project/timeline/sequence is now captioned and subtitled.
How to subtitle/caption your Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) project

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