More time for a good audio description!

When creating an audio description, you will repeat the following three steps over and over again. The most efficient way to do this is to internalize the following processes and keyboard shortcuts.

Frazier is designed to make your work on audio descriptions as easy as possible. The so-called “Frazier Loop” describes a concrete series of keyboard shortcuts to create a description - while Frazier takes care of details such as setting timecodes, synchronizing video and text, or reading out the audio description.

This leaves you more time for what’s important: a good audio description!

1. Select a position

Play the video to the point where you want to add a description. Use the “spacebar” to start/stop the video and the arrow keys to fast forward and rewind. In the toollbar you’ll ‘find more keyboard shortcuts for controlling the video.

Once you have found a suitable position, press the “Enter” key.

Alternatively, you can click on the blue “+” at the left of the timeline.

2. Write a description

A new text box will appear in the document section on the right side of the editor. The timecode has been automatically applied and the “instruction” field is focused.

Add dialogue/instructions – or go directly to the next field by pressing “Tab”. Now write your description.

You can also adjust the speed of the voice & the voice itself.

You can easily jump back and forth between all input fields using “Tab” and “Shift”+“Tab”.

Once you’re done, press “Esc”.

3. Listen

The editor now focuses on the timeline again and a blue bar appears.

The blue bar represents your audio description and shows you how long it takes to read your text. Thanks to text-to-speech technology, you can listen to your audio description straight away.

Press the “Spacebar” to play the video and your audio description.

Tip: Do you want to change a description, the voice or the speed? Just press “Enter” again while the timeline is focused. The editor then opens the respective text block that was placed at the current prosition of the video. After making the change, press “Esc” and you’ll be back in the timeline.

Congratulations: You have now mastered the “Frazier Loop”! 😉

Last Update: 2023/10/11