Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let's go over some of the basics of PhraseFind.
*Update April 12, 2011: Avid has given some feedback on the blog post, and I have posted their comments inline in bold.Thanks Avid!
is a phonetic matching algorithm, developed by Nexidia
. It’s been wildly successful, serving as the basis of AV3’s “Get” software
, which is used in conjunction with Final Cut Pro. Avid has licensed the technology and has branded it “PhraseFind”. It is available for $495, or $1295 when bundled with ScriptSync
. Additional language packs can be purchased for $149.