Using the Builder macOS Desktop App
The Builder app is a comprehensive suite of tools for working with transcripts for documentary or reality television, or similar.
Lumberjack Builder is our next generation app for documentary and reality workflows. It builds on work we did in 2010 on an app called prEdit. It builds on our incorporation of Transcripts into FCPX in 2015, and builds on Magic Keywords, which we introduced in 2016.
Lumberjack Builder includes state-of-the-art speech to text. Of course it includes Magic Keywords, but getting that far doesn’t help.
Even a perfect transcript into FCP X isn’t all that helpful. FCP X does not have very transcript-friendly tools.
Which is why we rethought the entire workflow. Starting with transcriptions:
Simply having transcripts and magic keywords isn’t enough. The Clip and Metadata management area of Builder is where you organize the metadata and keywords for the transcripts. In Builder, a paragraph is equal to a Keyword Ranges (and will be a Keword Range in FCP X). In the transcript and metadata window we can
Lumberjack Builder includes a brand new Keyword Manager that allows us to
Unique Story Building Tools
We could send our transcripts and keywords back to FCP X but we all know that FCP X isn’t optimized for transcript workflows. That’s why we complete the workflow design with a set of unique story building tools, optimized for building stories from transcripts.
Lumberjack Builder is part of the Lumberjack subscription. You only pay for transcription performed in the app.
We expect Builder to be available by the Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit at the end of October. When you register for the Summit, use the code LUMBERJACK17 for $150 off a Full Pass.
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