Free Technology for Teachers: Type Studio 2.0
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Free Technology for Teachers: Type Studio 2.0

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Type Studio was one of my favorite new tools last year. What I liked about it was that it took a completely new approach to video editing. Instead of clicking and dragging on a timeline to cut or trim a video, you simply edited the words that appeared in the automatically generated transcript of your video and the video was trimmed for you. That cool feature is present in the recently launched Type Studio 2.0. Type Studio 2.0 offers a slew of new features for creating and editing videos in your web browser. 

The first version of Type Studio required you to upload videos in order to edit them. The new version of Type Studio includes options for recording with your webcam, recording a screencast, and recording just audio input. If you choose to record just audio input, Type Studio will create a video for you that displays the text of your spoken words (see my sample here or as embedded below). Notably, Type Studio 2.0 automatically removes “umms,” “ahhs,” and other filler sounds from your spoken audio. It also does a pretty good job of accurately inserting punctuation into the automatically generated transcripts. 

The other big improvement to Type Studio in version 2.0 is the ability to combine clips and split clips. Previously, you could only upload and edit one video. Now you can upload multiple video clips and combine them into one new project.


Applications for Education

As I wrote last year, Type Studio is a good tool to quickly and accurately edit recordings of video lessons and recordings of things like lessons conducted in Zoom. It’s a heck of a lot quicker and easier to delete a few words and have that section removed from my video than it is to go back into WeVideo or iMovie and try to find the exact right moments in the timeline to cut my video.

Type Studio’s latest version that supports recording and editing audio could make it a good tool for creating short podcasts or short audio lessons.



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