Transcription for filmmakers

Transcripts & subtitles without the headaches

Automatically convert hours of video to text or subtitles in minutes. Focus on the storytelling—easily send notes and edits to your video editors.

Your free trial includes 30 minutes of free transcription.

How fast?Really, really fast

Automated transcripts and subtitles of your videos in minutes, not hours.

How accurate?Highly accurate

Independently reviewed as the most accurate automated service.

How much?Extremely affordable

Less than a color calibration chart set. Don't break the bank.

Why Sonix?The best for filmmakers

Transcribe your media recordings with Sonix and see for yourself!

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Trusted and loved by filmmakers worldwide ❤

“I’m thrilled with Sonix. As a documentary filmmaker and professor, I spent countless hours and major expense to have interviews transcribed. I’m stunned how much easier, efficient, and economical Sonix transcribing makes life.The idea that this exists is mind-boggling to me!!”
“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.

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, Final Cut Pro, and Avid Media Composer ⚡

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.

Avid Media Composer: Streamline your workflow with Sonix

Bring your transcript into Adobe Premiere seamlessly with a few clicks. We can export your transcript to a Avid DS Caption file. You can then import these subtitles into a new video track to your SubCap generator from your effects. It's really cool and simple to use.

You can then see the start time of the caption editor and the number of events when you import. This is a more detailed step-by-step instruction on how to import your subtitles into Avid Media Composer.

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 in over 35 languages so they are easy to search, edit, and share. Start your free trial now—all features included, no credit card required.

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