Boris Soundbite (North American English) from Boris FX is a speech-indexing plug-in for Final Cut Pro that will free you from time-consuming transcription and logging tasks for documentaries and other unscripted projects.
Documentaries typically involve hundreds of hours of footage, and most clips will never see the light of day in the finished project. Still, all footage in play must have its dialog accounted for, or it might as well not exist. Boris Soundbite uses patented dialog-search technology from Nexidia to help you locate footage quickly and easily, based on the spoken words (North American English only) in any clip. It logs the footage in the background while you work in Final Cut Pro 6 or 7.
Once a clip or group of clips is indexed, you can perform searches for one or several phrases to find the subject matter or the specific clip you're after, and you can adjust the search tool's accuracy in order to generate more or fewer results.
Search hundreds of hours of video in mere seconds by specifying folders or Final Cut Pro project files. Soundbite supports any media-storage volume that can mount to your desktop. Once Soundbite has found what you're looking for, you can preview the clips quickly using keyboard commands. Colored markers in the preview window will show you exactly where the instance of a phrase or word occurs. Then export your "keepers" to Final Cut Pro, with markers attached if you'd like. Soundbite works with any file type, including MXF files, as long as they're compatible with QuickTime on your system.