This article will help you get started with editing your media file transcriptions within the Searchie editor.
What you will need:
Step 1 - Opening the Editor
Once you have a media item uploaded into the Searchie platform you can access the editor in one of two ways:
The first way is to open the file you'd like to edit and click the yellow pencil icon in the bottom-right of your screen.
The second way to access the editor is by going into the drop-down menu beside your video file and clicking 'Edit'.
Step 2 - Welcome to the Editor!
Here you'll find your transcription with the ability to modify it using a variety of tools outlined at the end of this article.
Step 3 - Play your video
The first thing you should do when you open the editor is: play your video. The transcription will highlight words on the right as they are spoken. This helps you follow along with the audio of the media when editing.
Step 4 - Low Confidence Words
There are a few different things to look for when editing your video. The first thing you may notice is the red words in your transcription. These are words the Searchie AI has admitted to having low confidence that they're correct. We recommend checking out these words first when editing for accuracy.
Step 5 - Editing your Transcription
Once you've decided what changes you'd like to make to the transcription, you can make the changes right there in the editor, just like any other word processor (i.e. Word, Pages, Google Docs, etc.).
The 'replace' tool is a way to save time editing a word that Searchie repeatedly incorrectly transcribes. For us, we use the replace tool to change all the instances of "stew" to "Stu". Clicking 'Replace' will change the currently highlighted instance of the desired word, while 'Replace All' will replace all of the instances of the desired word.
Step 6 - Saving your Transcription
Once you are satisfied with your changes to your transcription click 'Save' in the bottom-right corner. The undo and redo buttons work just as they would in any other editor, and look for the new* version control feature available now to the left of the Save button.
*Version control released late December 2019
Step 7 - Other Neat Things
Some other neat features of the editor you can play around with are listed below (from top to bottom, left to right).
1 - Edit title - This allows you to change the title of your file
2 - Transcription Download - This allows you to download a text or SRT file of your transcription
3 - Forward and back buttons - This allows you to jump 5 seconds ahead or back in your video
4 - Video speed - This allows you to either slow down or increase the speed of your video as you are listening to it.
5 - Undo and Redo Buttons - These allow you to undo or redo any changes you've made to your transcription file - useful when editing!