Final Cut Producer header image 1

A Must “Get” To Search Dialog in Final Cut Pro

May 4th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I’ve been waiting for this software for the longest time. As an Independent Filmmaker I have so many hats to wear that I don’t have the time to properly log all the important information into Final Cut Pro…OK, I’m just lazy and I know I’m not the only one either. Get, is the kind of software that will allow me to get to bed earlier and actually go out and have a life. I know other non-linear editing software has this feature already incorporated in it but as a Final Cut Pro user this is something that has been missing for years.

To be able to type in a word and Get searches your media footage and places markers in the media. Then you can export those markers into the Final Cut Pro project is priceless. Well sorta, the price of Get is $249 for a full license. But if you are working on someone else’s project and you are not on their machine you can rent it as well for 30 days -$59, 60 days – $109 or 90 days – $159. I love that you are able to rent it. If you don’t believe the hype, wait until you have to edit a project and try it for free for 10 days.

I’m not sure if Final Cut Pro X will have this feature incorporated in it or not but this is a no-brainier if you are a Final Cut Pro user and especially if you edit with massive amounts of media you gotta get, “Get“.

Tags: Final Cut Pro · Reviews · Software

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Robert Shaver // May 6, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I’ve been looking at GET but you might want to look at prEdit:
    http://assistedediting.intelligentassistance.com/prEdit/

    Here’s part of an email I exchanged with the Philip Hodgetts, President of Intelligent Assistance:

    ================
    PHILLIP:
    Right now, the transcript is either analyzed or embedded by using either Soundbooth or Premiere Pro. PPro or FCP is required for the XML that points to the media files, but prEdit reads the transcript from within the XMP metadata embedded in the file.

    However, prEdit 1.5, ready for release but being held until after the NAB media “noise” settles down, will work with any transcript that has TC stamps. You would save the transcript to text and place the transcript file in the same location as the media file, with the same name as the media file, but with the .txt suffix.

    That avoids all need for the Adobe tools at all. It’s marginally less accurate, and going forward we strongly recommend transcripts from 3playmedia.com where their JSON format has all the advantages of word accuracy, without the complex workflow using the Adobe tools.

    ROB:
    Have you seen AV3 Software’s Get? (http://www.av3software.com/) It lets you search many clips for spoken words and phrases? They say that they are using Nexidia technology. (http://www.nexidia.com/technology/phonetic_search_technology) Perhaps you might use the same technology and generate the transcript within your product directly. Just a thought.

    PHILLIP:
    Nexidia’s technology is the reverse of what we need for prEdit. You need to know what you’re searching for and it will match the waveform.
    ================

    I’ve found transcription services as low as $0.75 per minute of video, so if you have a full transcript I think both tools could be quite useful.

    Worth a look.

    Peace,

    Rob:-]

  • 2 Andy Coon // May 7, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Thanks for the info on prEdit…

    That program is not even in consideration for any of the work that I do. I just don’t edit that way. If I had to get all of my footage transcribed I would loose my mind. I can’t edit like that it is too much information. I understand how beneficial it is to edit like that but I can edit so much faster and better with Get.

    That is great to know about and I would use it only if a client asked me to edit like that and they paid me accordingly.

    Appreciate the feedback Rob.

    Andy

Leave a Comment