Preparing for Builder

Preparing for Builder

Media for Builder is organized in the familiar environment of your choice: Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro.

Import and organize your interviews in Event(s) or Bin(s) and - optionally - make Multicam or Synchronized Clips, before exporting XML to Builder. In Final Cut Pro, set your active audio angles in the Inspector so Builder gets only good quality audio.

Builder supports Audio only, AV Clips, Synchronized Clips and Multicam Clips. Builder does not support Projects, Compound Clips or Sequences.

Organize Media and Set Audio Channels in Final Cut Pro and Export/Drag to Builder
Prepare Media in Premiere Pro and Export XML
Import the media associated to your Premiere Pro Project to a Bin or Bins. We suggest organizing interviews into one Bin to send to Builder, but you can add additional media to a Bin, or add new Bins and update the Builder document at any time. (Optional) Create multicam clips in Premiere Pro if you used Double System Sound or if you had multiple cameras. While Premiere Pro supports Synchronized Clips, there are limitations that push most people to Multicam Clips instead. Set appropriate angles for audio and video. The active video angle video will be displayed in Builder NLE. The active angle audio will be used for transcription and playback.

Trim Clips

With free transcription there is no reason to trim clips. Instead, once the transcription is complete in Builder, use the Reject function along with Hide Rejected to remove those sections from the visible transcript.

Export XML

IMPORTANT: Builder only works with AV Clips, Audio only Clips, and Multicam Clips. Builder does not support  Sequences or Synchronized Clips.

Select the Bin(s) you want to send to Builder, and export XML to a convenient location, ready to import to Builder.(Such as the Desktop).