Search tool

The search tool lets you find text, word gaps, filler words, and highlighted script sections in your composition or throughout your entire project. You can interact with search results by making transcript corrections, removing or ignoring media, shortening word gaps, or copying search result content. You can also streamline your workflow by applying edits in bulk to all your search results.

Accessing and navigating searches

  1. Press Command + F (macOS) or Control + F (Windows) to open the search panel. You can also access it via the Underlord panel.
  2. Enter a search term in the panel.
  3. Click on a search result in the sidebar to jump to it in the script.
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Search your highlights

You can search for sections of your projects that have been highlighted with a specific color in the search bar.

  1. Click the color picker.
  2. Select the desired highlight color.
  3. Make sure that the text field is empty so that all results populate.
  4. Choose the highlighted section from the results list in the right-hand sidebar.

Search options

It's important to note that you can set specific filters or playback and navigation options by selecting Additional Settings icon Search options in search panel. These options will change based on the selected search action which you'll learn more about below.

 

 

Search options Description
Auto-advance Automatically moves to the next search result after applying correct text or remove media.
Preview results Playblack the section of your composition for the selected search result.
Match whole words See results that exactly match your search term.
Match case Make your search result case sensitive.
Wrap around Return to the top of your search result list once you've reached the end (Auto-advance must also be enabled).
Only current composition Choose to search your entire project, or (when enabled) search only the current composition.

Search actions

 

You can apply the following actions from the search panel to a single search result, or the entire list. The available actions depend on what type of content (text, filler words, or words gaps) you are searching for.

Find

The most basic option is the Find option which allows you to search for and navigate to specific terms in your project.

Find and Remove filler words

Search through a list of pre-defined filler words detected in your script. Additional actions become available once selected:

Additional actions Description
Delete Remove both the text and associated media in the script.
Delete and replace with gap

When enabled, deleted script content will be replace with a gap clip. Click here to learn more about gap clips.

Ignore

Strikethrough the text in your transcript and non-destructively remove the associated script media.

Remove from transcript Remove the filler words from the script, but preserve the associated audio in the timeline.

Find and Shorten word gaps

Shorten word gaps of a specified length in your script to a desired length.

Find and Correct transcript

Correct the spelling of text in your transcript. If you leave the text box blank and select Correct or Correct all, this will remove the text from the transcript without removing the associated media.

Find and Remove media

Search for a word or string of text in your script. Additional actions become available once selected:

Additional actions Description
Delete Remove both the text and associated media in the script.
Delete and replace with gap

When enabled, deleted script content will be replace with a gap clip. Click here to learn more about gap clips.

Ignore

Strikethrough the text in your transcript and non-destructively remove the associated script media.

Remove from transcript Remove the filler words from the script, but preserve the associated audio in the timeline.

Find and Copy

Copy the specified script and media from your composition. Additional actions become available once selected:

Additional actions Description

Duplicate to new composition

Copies the content into a newly created composition in your project.

Duplicate to composition

Copies the content into a composition in your project that you specify.

Duplicate to folder

Copies the content into a new composition in the composition folder that you specify.

Copy to clipboard

Copies the content only into your clipboard for you to paste in the location of your choosing, such as a different project, or other text application.
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