Simon Says Transcription 4+

Video AI transcription

Simon Says, Inc.

    • 4.3 • 102 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



**As featured in Apple's FCPX Keynote
**Simon Says Assemble: text-based video editing is here, learn more:

Simon Says is the accurate AI tool: swiftly transcribe, subtitle, caption, and translate your audio and video.

In minutes, for pennies, in 100 languages.
New users get free credit to trial.

Transcription and translation used to be frustrating.
Not anymore.

This application operates standalone as a macOS app and as an extension built for Final Cut Pro X.

It supports:
-import of audio / video files
-export to Word, subtitles, Adobe, Avid, FCPX, DaVinci Resolve
-frame-accurate transcription and translation
-world-class transcript editor and visual subtitle editor
-collaborate with teams and clients
-import of FCPX events with projects and clips and export captions, titles, and ranges
-transcription/translation languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, and dozens more
-subtitle translations for international versioning

It is easy:
1. Drag in your audio, video, and FCPX event
2. Pay (new users get 15 mins for free) & Transcribe
3. Your transcript is ready! Bookmark, annotate, edit, and collaborate with teammates. Even preview subtitle formatting in the visual subtitle editor.
4. Export back to your video editing application (like FCPX, Premiere, Avid) or to Word.


Simon Says is the advanced A.I. transcription and translation tool built for video pros. We make post production more efficient, saving significant time and costs. Import audio/video and in 100 languages: they accurately transcribe, subtitle, caption, and translate in minutes.

Our products:
-macOS app
-FCP X Extension and Mac app
-iOS meeting recorder/transcriber
*A project transcribed in any of the above applications is then accessible from any other Simon Says app.

-Mac/PC on-premise application for customers with high-security requirements: the A.I. runs locally, data is not sent to the cloud (

Cost is based on the duration of the media to transcribe and the rate your plan is entitled to. There are Pay As You Go and subscription plans: see the website for details.

What’s New

Version 3.8.5

- Fixed share destination on connected clips

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

zeekseek ,

Good and fast. But... no Apple Pay?

When I tried SimonSays out, I found that upload went smoothly and the service managed to return a decent transcript despite being given a poor quality recording. Of course, there were errors in the transcription, but I expected that because the content I gave it contained a lot of technical language. It still saved me a lot of time to avoid having to laboriously transcribe the whole file myself.

The one thing I want that the service doesn't currently offer is the ability to pay for the service using Apple Pay.

Rusty chain ,

Game Changer for one stop captioning and translations!!

I produce a lot of content for universities and public broadcast. Over the last 5 years our needs for closed captioning and translation have increaded tremdously. I've worked with half a dozen vendors with mixed reults and prices. Rarely can one vendor cover all of our needs. Add the convienance of NLE integration and I have never been more excited! Simon Says deserves 5 minutes of your time. You won't want to go back to any other service after this.

A Documentary Filmmaker ,

Super helpful

We're using this service as a tool for our editing of a feature documentary. The auto transcription is fine and on par with all other auto transcription services. I think they all use the same API anyway. But with this tool we can have an assistant clean up the auto transcript and get the text into the edit system using highlights/favorites. Once we figurd out how to use it within our system it's super helpful and a big time-saver in the editing process of a feature film.

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