Transcription for filmmakers

Video transcription & captioning without the headaches

Automatically convert hours of video to text in minutes. Focus on the storytelling—easily send notes, edits, and clean-up areas to your video editors. Get 30 minutes of transcription for free.

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Why transcribe with Sonix?

Sonix is made for filmmakers. We accurately transcribe, timestamp, and organize your interview recordings so they are easy to search, edit, and share. You no longer need to take detailed notes; start by transcribing your audio/video files today.

Transcribe in minutes, not hours

Filmmakers, we've got your back

No matter what kind of media you have to transcribe, Sonix makes it simple and secure to convert your audio to text. You are in full control of your media and transcripts. All of your files are securely transcribed and encrypted in both transit and at rest.

Security is our first priority

Trusted and loved by filmmakers worldwide ❤

“In my line of work, in an industry that values accuracy and efficiency, Sonix has been absolutely essential. Transcripts are ready in minutes, and the intuitive interface allows me to quickly edit and export the files that I need. It’s difficult to quantify just how much time Sonix has saved me, but suffice to say it’s a lot.
“I really love Sonix. Easy to use, very accurate, and easy to correct when it is not. A truly super program, and I would recommend it to anyone.

Create great films. Avoid transcription headaches.

Sonix works great for anyone doing unscripted work. Whether it’s documentary films, reality TV, or unscripted interviews, Sonix can make your transcription headaches go away.

The typical process for creating a storyline with your unscripted work involves a paper edit. You get your work transcribed then you go through line by line making notes and comments to derive a storyline you can pass on to your editor. Then there’s a bunch of back and forth with your editor that makes the whole process messy.

With Sonix that all goes away. Simply upload a video file to Sonix and we’ll transcribe it in a few minutes. Your transcript is online so the video is stitched to the transcript. This way you can make notes, edit, and clean-up areas for your editor. Then you simply share the transcript.

Voila. Your paper edit has been transformed. It’s now online, fast, and collaborative. 🙌

Start transcribing now

Free trial with 30 minutes free transcription. No credit card required.

Filmmakers, quickly search all of your media files 📈

Search for words, not just files

With your transcribed video in Sonix, you now have a way to pinpoint content by searching by specific words or phrases. You know how hard it is to find that phrase or dialogue from a video you’d created a few months back. Well now that’s easy.

Stay organized

Sonix has light digital asset management features so you can easily store and organize your video files. You can also make notes right in the transcript and search those too.

Multiple users? Collaborate with ease

If you have multiple people working on a project or multiple teams that need access to video or transcripts, you’ll love our multi-user plans (Business and Enterprise). You can set multiple levels of permission for users who are internal team members as well as external editors.

A better video production workflow for filmmakers ⚡

Edit video by editing text

We built the world's first AudioText Editor™ which allows you to edit video, by editing text. Yes, you read that right.

Easily export transcripts

Sonix works seamlessly with many video editing platforms including Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and AVID. You can easily export your transcript into any of these platforms making it easier to navigate spoken-word video.

Integrates with Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro ⚡

Adobe Premiere: Streamline your workflow with Sonix

Bring your transcript into Adobe Premiere seamlessly with a few clicks. We can export your transcript and all edits (strikethrough parts) to an Adobe Premiere XML file (.xml) as a non-destructive session file. Your original video and audio will always be preserved.

Use Premiere's marker search box to easily locate key parts of your video clip so you can quickly make your edits.

Final Cut Pro: Streamline your workflow with Sonix

It only takes a few clicks to export your transcript from Sonix to Apple's Final Cut Pro. We export your transcript and all edits (strikethrough parts) to an Final Cut Pro X file (.fcpxml) as a non-destructive session file. This means that your original video and audio will be unchanged until you make edits in Final Cut Pro.

Use Final Cut Pro's index search to easily locate key phrases spoken in your video clip. Then, simply edit and finetune your movie.

Filmmakers: Automated transcription in three easy steps 📝

Step 1: Create account

Create your Sonix account for free. Every trial account comes with 30 minutes free transcription. No credit card required.

Step 2: Upload your media

Upload your video files to our secure servers. We accept most file formats. We’re there to help along the way.

Step 3: Polish transcript

We'll give you a transcript in minutes. There might be a few errors, use our powerful editor to easily correct spelling mistakes and to make editing a snap.

The best way for filmmakers to convert audio to text 🚀

Transcription perfectly made for filmmakers

Sonix transcribes, timestamps, and organizes your audio and video files so they are easy to search, edit, and share. Start your free trial today—all features included, no credit card required.

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