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Avid a while back introduced two add on features for Avid Media Composer, Symphony, and News Cutter. These additions are known as ScriptSync and PhraseFind powered by Nexidia.

Let’s First start with ScriptSync which is a very powerful tool. ScriptSync phonetically indexes all text and audible dialog within your project, and then automatically syncs all the relevant source clips with the script itself. This allows you to search for the shots or even takes instantly by comparing performances within the context of the story.

ScriptSync Highlights

  • Accelerate your editing, as ScriptSync automatically syncs relevant clips to your script through highly accurate dialog indexing, powered by Nexidia
  • Search for project material across local and shared storage
  • Gain access to all dailies associated with a program, regardless of where clips exist
  • Locate footage easily based on a scene number, page number, word, or phrase
  • Quickly compare multiple performances of a given line to find that “perfect” take
  • Easily edit dialog together from different sources
  • Create a “radio cut” from a transcript as easy as copy and paste
  • Get unprecedented accuracy in speech recognition
  • Use indexed scripts on legacy Avid editing systems
  • Works with Media Composer, Symphony, and NewsCutter systems—on Mac or Windows
  • Supports North American English, UK English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Latin American Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Russian


ScriptSync is a real advantage for working with films and TV shows such as dramas, and interviews. Initially importing a script, transcript, or a text file into Avid Media Composer 5.5 is a simple as importing clips. ScriptSync goes to work immediately indexing all your clips with waveforms and the script itself line for line. Once done ScriptSync places nodes within the script itself. This allows you to double click the node and jump directly to that line in your clip. A very fast efficient feature.

ScriptSync takes a a step further by being able to search for specific words. This is an absolutely outstanding feature. If you need to make sure a sponsored product is mentioned or even fix audio issues with dialogue. ScriptSync will locate and present you with the different takes on your search parameter. This makes dialogue cutting much faster than ever before. Something that is simply can not be accomplished on any other NLE. ScriptSync proves to be an invaluable tool working on dramatic series.


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