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Text-based Editing

You can edit your audio using a transcript in Alitu, also known as text-based editing. This article shows you how to edit with text.

Updated over a week ago

The transcription editor allows audio editing using a transcript, so you can edit your audio using the words instead of the waveform. This makes it easier and faster to cut out edits and sections you don't want. Check out our other article to edit "traditionally" in Alitu.

How to edit using a transcript

1. Generate the transcript for the audio you are editing by toggling on the Audio Transcript button.

2. Drag the mouse over the text you want to remove and click "Cut this out".

3. You can click the undo/redo icons to remove or re-do the edits.

4. Click the 'Preview' button to preview the edits made. To start over, click the 'restore' button to remove the edit.

Clipping Tool

You can easily extract a portion of your audio using the new clipping tool. The clipping tool is available to use whether editing using the waveform or the transcript.

  • Navigate and Select "Clip" from the editor toolbar

  • Highlight the words/sentence you want to extract from your transcript using a dragging motion.

  • Select "export clip"

  • You can add the clip to the beginning of your episode by clicking the checkbox (optional)

  • Select " add to library"

  • The clip will be available straight away in your library for you then to use in the current episode, a new episode or to create a trailer or teaser.

Searching the transcript

To locate a particular word or phrase within your audio clip, use the search transcript box at the bottom of the page and this will highlight the desired word or phrase and navigate you to the corresponding section within the text.

Expanding the Transcript

If you prefer you can expand the transcript to take advantage of a full page or shrink it again so you can still see the waveform audio while you edit.
We have given you the flexibility to chose or combine the editing methods.

I hope you enjoy this feature. If you have any feedback, click the 'Give Feedback' button, and your ideas will go straight to our engineering team.

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