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Manual Transcript Sync

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March 9, 2024 at 9:25:09 PM

Video Tutorial

1. In the Tools menu – select Manual Transcript Sync.


2. Choose your transcript from the drop down or choose Import Transcripts… and navigate to your transcript. Make sure the audio/video you want to use is in the _synchedvideos folder.


*OnCue will copy audio/video files for you if your transcripts are named the same or similar.



3. OnCue automatically selects associated video in the _synchedvideos folder if the naming is similar or exact to the transcript.


4. Click on the transcript in the pane a line or two BEFORE you want to start setting the syncing/setting the timecodes.


5. Using your shortcut keys, start syncing.

  • Enter starts and stops the video playing

  • Space sets the timecode


6. Each time you hit the space bar, notice the timecode is set. The time is for the next line. Every time you hit the space bar it sets the timecode for the beginning of the next line.


7. Need to get up for a second – hit Save to save your progress. All done or want to finish later? Save and Close.

Manual Transcript Sync

1. Follow the steps 2 and 3 above to select your transcript and make sure your video is in the right place.


2. This can get a little and you might have to use some trial and error.


3. Select a line on the transcript that you want to fix, clear the timecode using the Backspace shortcut. We always recommend clearing a few lines before and few lines after just to be safe.


4. Double-click on the transcript on the last correct line with timecode. This will move the video to the place you want to start.


5. Using your shortcut keys, start syncing.

  • Enter starts and stops the video playing

  • Space sets the timecode


6. Each time you hit the space bar, notice the timecode is set and bolded. The time is for the next line. Every time you hit the space bar it sets the timecode for the beginning of the next line.


7. You can also adjust the timecodes manually using the [ and ] shortcuts.


8. Need to get up for a second – hit Save to save your progress. All done or want to finish later? Save and Close.

Editing a Sync File