Avid PhraseFind: The Editor’s Secret Weapon
April 4, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
Phonetic dialog indexing tools add a huge layer of moviemaking magic. Now that Avid has released PhraseFind, an option for Media Composer, editors can complete that daunting, ever-growing task: making the dialog sound better by searching for replacement words and phrases.
- What editing was like before PhraseFind.
- What is PhraseFind?
- How to download, license, and launch.
- Under the hood – how PhraseFind works.
- PhraseFind saves way more money than it costs.
- Tips, tricks, and troubleshooting.
Chris Bové is a craft editor, story editor and consulting script editor. He has edited over 400 hours of broadcast programming, independent documentaries, web content and bonus material. Some of those hours were made on 16mm Steenbeck flatbeds; some were made in CMX and GVG linear edit bays. The rest were made with Avid NLEs. Considering that each of those 400 hours were the “1” in a 30:1 shooting ratio, it’s no wonder his wife aptly named his business AlwaysEditing.
Between edits or while rendering, he is one of Marianna Montague’s moderators on the Avid Pro Video Community website, a Mod-Tester of every new version of Avid Media Composer that gets released, a constant contributor to the Avid Editors of Facebook, a writer on AvidBlogs.com, and the Vice Chair & Secretary of the Avid Customer Association’s Community Advisory Council. He’s also a terrific husband, the most fantastic father you could imagine, and a martial arts nut.
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